The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Features

November 17, 2012

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Christine Minor-Heilig

CLINTON — The Rev. Christine Minor-Heilig, of rural DeWitt, never expected to be the pastor of the Living Faith United Methodist parish.

“But I just really feel that God has opened doors and sometimes you’re led in ways that you certainly don’t expect or see,” Christine said.

Christine grew up on a farm south and east of Calamus. Throughout the years, she worked in a convenient store, was a head bookkeeper, operated a grocery store and took on the roles of wife and mother. Then, after 18 years of marriage, just after moving to rural DeWitt, she and her husband divorced. She said it was scary to start over.

Christine began cleaning houses to support her children and eventually heard about a part-time children’s ministries coordinator position at Low Moor United Methodist Church in 1998. In 2000, she was asked to help out in the Living Faith United Methodist parish, which currently includes Lyons, Trinity and Low Moor churches. She served as a pastorial assistant for seven years before being appointed pastor of the parish in 2007.

Christine enjoys serving those in the parish. Recently, she had a great deal of fun celebrating the 175th anniversary of Lyons United Methodist Church. The church held a parish service with the East Central district superintendent serving as guest preacher. Bells rang as people walked in and small groups sang. Approximately 133 people attended the worship service.

Christine was delighted by the turnout. She is in awe of serving in a church with such a long history.

“It’s humbling thinking of the amount of pastors that have been here and come and gone; moved on to other appointments,” Christine said. “You think of all the faithful who have given so much of their prayers and their time and commitment to this church and to it continuing.”

1
Text Only
Features
  • Showboat follies Iafrate set to leave Showboat Theatre

    As the summer season nears its end, the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre on Tuesday honored the past and said hello to the future.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • wd saturday tobias .jpg Stranger’s generosity stuns Ohio veteran

    Vietnam War veteran David A. Tobias was overwhelmed recently when a fellow customer at an OfficeMax store near Ashtabula, Ohio paid for a computer he was purchasing.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roosevelt Building mug Revitalizing Roosevelt: Plans will turn it into housing

    The Roosevelt building is being sold, checking off one of the Clinton Community School Board’s priorities for 2014.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miss Clinton County 2014 Wiebers crowned 2014 Miss Clinton County

    For nearly all of her life, Taylor Wiebers has dreamed of winning the title of Miss Clinton County.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet Your Neighbor: JR Kuch takes the reins at Clinton High School

    Working as a high school helper during his senior year at North Scott High School, JohnRyan "JR" Kuch first stepped onto the path of teaching and administration.

    July 26, 2014

  • Evergreen job fair in the works

    The Clinton Regional Development Corp. and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce are lining up companies to participate in a job fair exclusively for the soon-to-be displaced employees of Evergreen Packaging.

    July 26, 2014

  • Zeiser photo 85 years a nun By Brenden WestAssistant EditorCLINTON — There are things you outlive over a lifetime.Sister Bertha Zeiser, 103, grew up in a Clinton County town that no longer exists (formerly known as Browns); the house she was born in is now a cornfield somewhere

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • cleaning supplies Don't judge mothers with messy homes

    I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter's friends, approached me and said, "I just saw in your house. It's pretty dirty. Norah's mommy needs to clean more."

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Technology plays key part in battling police brutality (with VIDEO)

    Allegations of police brutality are nothing new -- as long as there has been law enforcement, citizens have registered claims that some officers cross the line. But in the last few years, the claims of excessive force are being corroborated with new technology from cell phone cameras, police dash-cams and surveillance videos. 

    July 24, 2014

  • Stewart McCaskill photo McCaskill settles into new role at shoe store CLINTON — An Oklahoma boy at heart, Stewart McCaskill is settling into Clinton and Brown’s Shoe Fit.The 35-year-old has worked with the Brown’s Shoe Fit company for seven years. His brother-in-law, who manages a Brown’s in Colorado, brought Stewart i

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook