Rev Lori Wagner is pastor of Quakertown United Methodist Church and a provisional Elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. She is an adjunct instructor for Wesley Seminary’s Pastor’s Course of Study and a Faculty Advisor for Portland Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry degrees. Rev Wagner is a weekly sermon contributor to the internationally renowned website www.preachthestory.com and a published author of Christian fiction and nonfiction, Bible Studies and pastoral resources. She will be releasing the website www.biblestudiocafe.com this spring, a site committed to bringing the scriptures to people in our communities in new and refreshing ways that connect to current problems and issues, hurts and life changes. Pastor Wagner is a popular speaker, trained Chaplain, and pastoral consultant. She is known for her participatory preaching style, innovative teaching, and her fresh takes on scripture. Pastor Wagner is an international trainer in the semiotic method of scriptural preaching and exegesis, along with her colleagues Leonard Sweet and Leonard Wilson. Pastor Wagner is thrilled to be appointed to Quakertown United Methodist Church and looks forward to serving the church and its communities in ministry and mission alongside its committed and loving members.
We are pleased to welcome Jordan Cox, new Assistant Pastor, to QUMC. Jordan grew up in Quakertown and will be returning here after his graduation from Cairn University (formerly, Philadelphia Bible College.) Jordan graduates in May with a degree in Christian studies. He has worked in student ministry for many years, both as a staff member, and a volunteer. He is very excited about casting vision in order to help grow our student ministries program.
Jordan and his fiancee, Steph Reif, are excited to get to know our congregation and to partner with us in ministry.
I've always been an "office person". Growing up, while the other little girls were playing house, I was playing office. I always had a desk, a play phone, a typewriter, a stapler, and lots of paper, pens, and pencils. I guess you could say I'm a natural!
A Quakertown High School alumni, I completed business-related coursework at the Lehigh Valley campus of Penn State. I have a 36-year career in office management, the last 20 years serving Quakertown United Methodist Church. When I count the many blessings I have in my life, being a part of the ministry, mission, and church family of QUMC is something I am thankful to God for each and every day.
My husband David and I live in Milford Township with our two miniature dachshunds, Pretzel and Chip. We are very proud parents of our daughter, Amanda, a sophomore at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County. As a family, we are quite the sailors and love taking cruises! We also enjoy the outdoors and camping, our favorite destinations being the Adirondack mountains of New York and Knoebel's Grove in Elysburg.