MAHONING VALLEY DISTRICT
Rev. Abby Auman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religion, with a minor in Creative Writing, from Ohio Northern University, and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.
She previous served for five years as pastor of Greensburg United Methodist Church (Canal District). Auman also serves as Candidacy Summit director for the East Ohio Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. Her first conference appointment was to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church (Firelands District) in 2006. She then served the Strongsville United Methodist Church (North Coast District) as associate pastor from February 16, 2009 until her appointment to Greensburg UMC.
“I was born and raised on a farm, which gave me a deep love for creation and the relationships that are often so strong in farming communities,” she said. “My husband and I intentionally attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in order to experience more of the world. There we learned to think globally and to appreciate the diversity and creativity of the city. Serving small, medium, and large churches has helped me to appreciate the strengths of each in reaching people for Christ and helping them mature as disciples.”
“I’m excited to learn what God has already done through the people of the Mahoning Valley District, and even more excited to see what new thing God is about to do. I look forward to dreaming together about how to share Christ with the least, the lost, and the last.”
She and the Rev. Seth Auman are parents of a son and a daughter.
The Mahoning Valley District Office:
Rev. Abby Auman
4580 Canfield Rd, PO Box 11260 Youngstown OH 44511
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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