My name is Rev. Alan Gager.
Since July 2003, I have been sharing the Good News from the pulpit, pastoring in both small and large churches.
In 2009 I graduated with my Masters of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. While in school, I was able to experience a life changing immersion seminary class trip to China and South Korea. Throughout this adventure, it was amazing for me to witness the religious commitment and devotion displayed in other people’s lives. During the time I visited KwangLim Prayer Mountain, where God gave me calmness and reassurance that even though I don’t know the future or immediate plans, God is in control.
In 2014 I was fully ordained in the UMC. In February 2019 I married Claire. She is also a United Methodist Pastor serving in South Hutchinson. Claire brought into our family two indoor cats, and I brought into our family two beagles, We enjoy the company and laughs they provide.
One of my many favorite sayings is, The Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila, which reminds us that:
“Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours;
yours are the eyes through which He looks compassion on this world;
yours are the feet with which He walks to do good;
yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world;
yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are His body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
I pray that God continues to provide each of us with abundant new gifts and graces for ministry a we take care of our souls, the souls of everyone we interact with and also complete strangers around the world.
I will lift you in prayer and ask that you pray for me as well.
Hope to see you in Sunday School at 9:30, and Sunday worship at 10:45!
Pastor Alan Gager