Amy R Wagner



Phone (412) 979-0785

Mailing Address
112 McKim Street
Zelienople, PA 16063

St. Paul's U M Church
Senior Pastor

 

Bio
The Rev. Amy Wagner is a PK (pastors’ kid) from Western Pennsylvania, who in God’s good humor ended up becoming a pastor herself.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Ethics from Loyola University Chicago, an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from Grove City College.  She most recently served as the Director of Congregational Development & Revitalization for the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, leading WPAUMC’s innovative ministry and church planting initiatives along with supporting and resourcing congregations during transition and renewal.  Amy has also served under appointment as a local church pastor and on the staff of the Northern Illinois Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Before ordination, she was a chaplain at Interfaith House, a respite facility for ill and injured homeless adults on Chicago’s west side, and a house parent at All God’s Children, a residential home for pregnant and parenting teenage girls in Lexington, KY.  She was also employed in public relations prior to her seminary training.
 
Amy’s gifts for ministry include leadership, preaching and administration.  She describes herself as a strategic, contemplative, hopeful bridge-builder.  She loves long walks in the woods, tulips in the springtime, strawberries and dark chocolate anytime (even better if they are together!), and curling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book on a quiet evening.  She is a writer and a thinker, and was a contributor to the ASK: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age curriculum.  Amy has also served on several Conference and community boards, including as co-chair of the WPAUMC Board of Ordained Ministry.
 
Amy is married to Rob, a corporate litigator and patent attorney, who enjoys computers (we’re an Apple household!), tinkering in the garden, and Penn State football.  They have two “tween” children:  Joe who is 14 and loves horses, massive Lego builds and anything math or science; and Grace, age 12, who is a swimmer, enjoys all things outdoors (especially creepy-crawlies that make her mother cringe), and is an avid history buff and docent for the local historical society.  The Wagners live in Cranberry Township with their wanna-be-guard-dog, Rosie the miniature schnoodle (schnauzer-poodle).