Rev. Alberto Ramirez
My wife Juanita, our son and daughter, and myself are originally from Mexico and naturalized citizens of the USA. I began my pastoral career in the Methodist Church of Mexico in 1995 and moved to the North Georgia Conference of the UMC (where our grown children still reside) in 2008 and to our conference in 2016. I completed my seminary studies at the Juan Wesley Seminary in Monterrey, Mexico, and continued studies in psychology in Tijuana, Mexico. My last appointment was a three-point charge with two of the churches in Momence, IL and one in Grant Park, IL.
My dream has always been a church that practices love, justice and mercy in all its relationships between members and our community, advocates for the most vulnerable, denounces the evil and injustice in society, whose members worship not only on Sundays, but with their lifestyle the rest of the week, and that has Jesus Christ as its foundation.
Rev. Kyle Armentrout-Steward
I am the Youth Pastor at Main Street UMC, and my call to ministry is to join in the work that God is already doing in broken and desolate places.
My passion for others and community has led me to participate in ministries of justice with un-housed communities, leading clean water ministries in Liberia, and recently being a part of re-imagining what it means to be Church with two new church start-ups in the St Louis metro region. I am currently working toward becoming a Spiritual Director.
I am married to Megan Armentrout-Steward who teaches me more about the love of God every day.
The youth of Main St UMC know that I hope to find Sasquatch someday.