by Susan Parcheta
The Livingston Circuit Plainfield and Trinity United Methodist Churches on July 2 welcomed new Pastor Mark Huff, who follows retiring Pastor Dave Freeland. Pastor Huff, wife Aurora, and sons, Lukas (6) and Johnathan (3), come from the Thomas UMC. Pastor Huff served the Thomas church – his first church – for the past year. Pastor Freeland now resides in Millington, MI.
Huff says that most of his life, everyone predicted he’d become a pastor, but he didn’t think so. Four colleges, three majors and ten years later, he came around to the idea of serving in ministry. He is a graduate of Pontiac Northern High School, where he also taught history and political science, and coached football and baseball. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Eastern Michigan University and for several years worked in management for Walgreens.
Pastor Huff enjoys relaying the story of his life’s twists and turns to the ministry. He is excited about serving the two churches of the Livingston Circuit–focusing on embracing the opportunities and possibilities this ministry will bring.
Plainfield UMC, with Sunday service 11:15 a.m., is located at 17845 M-36, north of Gregory. Trinity UMC is at the corner of Bull Run and Iosco Roads in Iosco Township: Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Circuit office phone: 517-223-9601.