Pastor: Rev. Ethan L. Carnes, O.S.L.
Pastor Ethan came to our church in July 2015. Ethan is also the Chaplain for the Timber-Hollis Fire Protection District.
He received his education at Eden Theological Seminary, Western Illinois University, IGRC License to Preach School, and Carl Sandburg College.Ordained Elder in Full-Connection. State licensed EMT/Firefighter and Lead Instructor through the National Association of EMS Educators. Pastor has volunteered since 2015 for Timber-Hollis Fire Protection District. In 2019 he was installed as the Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for the Fire Protection District. Pastor Ethan has a variety of other certifications and credentials.
In addition to being the pastor of GUMC, he has served in various denominational leadership roles. Currently, Pastor serves the Illinois Great Rivers Conference as Secretary of the Annual Conference and Registrar for the Conference Committee on Nominations. One of Pastor Ethan's favorite things is serving as a Chaplain for the camping ministry each summer. He is a brother in The Order of Saint Luke. Saint Luke (OSL), is a religious order devoted to the Sacraments and scholarship of the church.
He grew up in Abingdon, IL and has 3 siblings. Pastor Ethan is married to Chelsie, a Social Worker in Bloomington, IL. They have a fur-child (dog), Sadie Mae and are expecting a baby in December! A few of his hobbies are writing, reading, running, and rock-climbing.
Food- Lemon Bars
Band- Avett Brothers, St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Bible Book- Gospel of John/ Book of Revelation
TV Show- The West Wing