Pastor Christine Mitchell

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Pastor Chris Mitchell, began serving Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church in July 2019 as her first appointment as a Licensed local pastor.  Before her appointment here, she served at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Greece, NY as the Youth Pastor, and Co-Christian Education Director.  She worked at building up their youth programs, hosted lock-in, served on the District Committee on Youth Ministry, and supported the Conference Council on Youth Ministry.  She also helped run seasonal Children’s programs, taught children’s Sunday school and confirmation classes.  Outside her employment duties, Pastor Chris also served as the Worship, Worship Enhancement, and Communications Committee Chair.  Currently, she is enrolled at Northeastern Seminary, working towards her Masters of Divinity and plans to continue through the ordination process to become an Ordained Elder.  

Pastor Chris comes to us, along with her two children Jacob and Kennedy.  Both have been confirmed in the United Methodist Church.  Jacob currently works in IT, and Kennedy is working at West Wind Farms in Hilton, NY. Both Jacob and Kennedy have participated in youth group, youth events, and several mission trips.  While Jacob has stayed within the US (Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Vermont), Kennedy has served three consecutive years at Project Chacocente in Masaya, Nicaragua. Jacob graduated from Penfield High School in 2016, and Kennedy graduated from a homeschool program in 2018.  

Outside the church, Pastor Chris is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Penfield-Perinton. She serves as the club secretary as well as the Finger Lakes Division Youth Protection Coordinator.  Along with that, Pastor Chris is also a Genesee Valley District Trainer for Safe Sanctuaries.

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