The members of the Staff/Parish Relations Committee are pleased to announce that last Sunday we had the privilege of meeting our next pastor Buck Cueni-Smith. Rev. Smith and his wife Colleen are coming from Faithbridge Church in Osage Beach at The Lake of the Ozarks.
We could not be more excited that the Bishop and his committee feel this is a perfect fit for our church! Rev. Cueni-Smith has provided the following biography and photo:
Buck Cueni-Smith has a heart for creating relevant experiences that bridge God to people. He has two major convictions: 1) God is the glue that holds relationships together, and 2) God answers prayer through presence and through people.
Buck was born in Temple, Texas. He is a graduate of Lon Morris College (A.A.), Texas Wesleyan University (B.S.) and St. Paul School of Theology (M.Div.). He has served in a variety of ministry settings including youth ministry, church planting, and serving as Circuit Minister in the British Methodist Church, in England. He has served in various sized churches from 35 to 11,000 members. Buck met his wife, Colleen, while in college, and they were married in 1994. Colleen is a Physical Therapist.
Buck and Colleen have three children. Annie and Libby are 18 year old twins and Benjamin is five years younger.