Rev. Marilyn Coney

Rev. Marilyn Coney is lead pastor of Tiffin Faith United Methodist Church (Firelands District).

She has served churches and communities across the East Ohio Conference during her ministry, beginning with Delaware Asbury UMC (Mid-Ohio District) while she was in seminary. She has also served Church of the Saviour UMC (North Coast District), North Mentor Centenary UMC (Western Reserve District), South-Euclid Hillcrest UMC (North Coast District), Fairview Grace UMC (North Coast District), Cleveland Southeast United Methodist Ministries: Mount Pleasant & St. Paul UMCs (North Coast District), and Smith Corners UMC (Mahoning Valley) prior to her appointment to Tiffin Faith.

Coney has a strong belief in intergenerational and team ministry involving church staff and laity and encourages a collaborative relationship between the churches she serves and their respective communities.

She serves on the East Ohio Conference Commission on Pastoral Care and the Firelands District Nominating Committee and is a member of both the EOC Clergy Women Association and the EOC Black Pastors’ Fellowship. She also volunteers her time in the community she serves by being an active member of the Seneca County Council on Homelessness, Nonviolent Tiffin, and the Tiffin Seneca Pastor Network.

Coney earned an Associate Degree from Akron University, a Bachelor of Science in Counseling from Franklin University and a Master of Arts and a Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.