• Mount Horeb UMC Welcomes the Rev. Becky Rokitowski as New Pastor

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    January 25, 2024
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    From Mount Horeb United Methodist Church
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    Mount Horeb United Methodist Church 608.437.3088 office@umcmh.org 
    Phil Tschudy 608.225.9246 philtschudy@aol.com 
     
    Jan. 25, 2024
     
    MOUNT HOREB UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WELCOMES THE REV. BECKY ROKITOWSKI AS NEW PASTOR
     
    MOUNT HOREB, Wis. – Mount Horeb United Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. Becky Rokitowski as its new pastor. She comes to Mount Horeb from Tallahassee, Florida, where she was associate pastor at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.
     
    A native Floridian, Rokitowski is a lifelong United Methodist who grew up in Plant City, just east of Tampa. She received her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida, and she worked as a professional engineer for several years before deciding to pursue the call to ministry.
     
    Rokitowski attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando while working as the assistant pastor at Skycrest UMC in Clearwater. She then took a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education and worked briefly as a hospital chaplain before her first official appointment as a Provisional Elder at Riviera UMC in St. Petersburg. After four years there, Rokitowski became associate pastor at Saint Paul's UMC where she served for four and one-half years. She was ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in 2022.
     
    “We are so honored to be a part of a congregation that has made a commitment to inclusion,” Rokitowski said. “Mount Horeb, both the village and the church, have been so inviting, and we can’t wait to get settled in here. If you are looking for a church, come check us out and we can be new together!”
     
    She is married to husband Ted, and has two children, Kaden (18) and Adam (13).
     
    Located at the corner of highways S and 78, Mount Horeb United Methodist Church has been serving Mount Horeb and the surrounding community for 170 years. As a Reconciling Congregation, MHUMC celebrates the inclusive love of Christ and embraces the image of God in all humanity regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, sex, ability, ethnicity, education, faith tradition, family structure, political affiliation, social class, physical or mental health. All are welcome to attend worship in person or online Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Go to www.umcmh.org for more information.
     
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    Phil Tschudy, Communications Team Chairperson
    philtschudy@gmail.com, (608) 225-9246