The Westonka community has a new pastor, Reverend David McBride, who has accepted a pastoral appointment at Bethel United Methodist Church in Mound starting June 24, 2012.
Reverend David and his wife, Robin, have 2 adult children, Carla and Kelly, who are attending school in Kansas and Maryland. Reverend McBride has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Mankato State and a Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
His most recent appointment was at Central United Methodist Church in Winona, Minn. He is replacing Reverend Cheryl Goode, who worked eight years of ministry at Bethel.
Worship at Bethel church begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The church is located on 2216 Commerce Boulevard in Mound (952-472-1522).