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Central UMC welcomes new pastor

SPENCER — On Sunday, July 16, Central United Methodist Church welcomed their new pastor, the Rev. McKenzie M. Sefa. Originally from Jacksonville, Fla., the Rev. McKenzie came to Central after serving for six years at Union UMC in Waxhaw. She has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Christian Ministries with a focus on worship from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. Before coming to North Carolina, she served at Springfield UMC in Springfield, Ky., as a student pastor. Pastor McKenzie graduated from Asbury in 2011 and was ordained in 2014. She is married to the Rev. Craig J. Sefa, pastor of The Arbor UMC, and they have a 3-year-old daughter, Ariana. McKenzie enjoys music, cross-stitch, reading and sports and is a die-hard fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Florida Gators. She said, “I am thrilled to be serving at Central UMC in Spencer and look forward to all that God will do in and through our church.”

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