Merrick UMC welcomes our new pastor, Pastor Lucie Tshama wa Mbiya. Pastor Lucie is married to the current pastor of the Wesley UMC in Franklin Square, the Rev. Dr. Nelson Kolombo Ngoy, Ph.D. They are blessed with 6 children and one grandchild, so far. Pastor Lucie is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2008 she and her family moved to the United States. She is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity in 2019, majoring in Urban Ministries. Prior to coming to us, she served as pastor of The Good Shepherd Methodist Church in West Hempstead. She brings to us her vision, her passion for for evangelism and missions, and her desire to "make disciples of all people for the transformation of the world." Pastor Lucie is a person who "sees the face of Christ in every person she meets." May our faces shine with the love of Our Lord as we welcome you, Pastor Lucie, to leadership in the United Methodist Church of Merrick.