Rev. Carrie Antczak
Rev. Carrie Antczak is a Deacon in The United Methodist Church currently serving as pastor of Faith Formation and Outreach at the United Methodist Church of Berea (North Coast District). The church was instrumental in her ministry at a young age. Raised Catholic, Antczak was an eighth grader when confirmands from UMC Berea invited her to church. While she was at the church, she quickly began to sense her call to ministry.
Prior to serving UMC Berea, Antczak was Children’s Ministries director and then associate pastor of Discipleship at Bay UMC before becoming Children’s pastor at Mayfield UMC. She currently serves as chair of Spiritual Formation for the East Ohio Conference and was elected as a clergy delegate for the postponed 2020 Jurisdictional Conference. She is passionate about compassion, justice, inclusion, and welcoming all people to the community of faith.
Antczak earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with minors in Gender Studies, Psychology, and Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity specializing in Mission and Evangelism from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She attributes her love of children’s ministry to the childcare work that she did to support all of her years in education.
She and her husband Jason are parents of two children. They enjoy family time together in the outdoors of the Cleveland Metroparks.