First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors
Cathy Thacker, Pastor. Cathy is an Ordained Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. She received her B.S. from Florida Southern College in Lakeland and after a career as a Certified Public Accountant was called by God to full time ministry. She went back to school and received her Masters Degree in Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando. Cathy has served as the Director of Adult Ministries at First UMC in Kissimmee, and as Pastor at Lockhart UMC and Taft UMC in Orlando, then as Pastor at St. Andrews UMC in Winter Park, Florida. Cathy served on the Leadership Team of the Florida Two Year Academy for Spiritual Formation. She is the Chairperson of the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Rusty. They have two grown children, Ben and Sara (married to Mark) and two beautiful granddaughters, Opal, Sadie and one grandson Caleb. She loves teaching, going on mission trips, cooking, reading and spending time with her family!