United Methodist Church
Pastor Kenneth P. Polk
When I was a kid my dad was in the Army. We went to all kinds of churches in different places and settings. We had the opportunity to visit Vatican City and Notre Dame in Paris. We attended a little Chapel that was surrounded by grape vineyards when we lived near Naples. When I was older I worshiped at a 125 year old church that had a pipe organ.
Since I became a pastor, my wife (Beth) and I have worshiped in gyms, schools, a cafeteria, metal buildings, auditoriums, and in a super traditional sanctuary. We got to be part of church services in Africa, Dominican Republic and Mexico. We have taken communion on the beach, in prison, in homes, at hospitals, with people in assisted living, with people on Hospice care, in hotel rooms, under a bridge, at a park and many more places with lots of different people. I’m excited to add a golf course to the list.
There is no end to the list of places and times that God becomes present in the world and in our very own lives. The story of Jesus is about God putting on skin and coming to us wherever we may be. This is really Good News!
Our journey is one that takes us to many places with all kinds of people, as we search together for what God is up to and find a way to join in the work of the Kingdom of God. We are excited to be part of God’s work at The Journey UMC!
Director of Children's Ministry
It is such a blessing to help our children see the workings of God in our world and understand the teachings of Jesus through stories, games, activities, and crafts. It is a joy to lead Children’s Church & Nursery every week! I also coordinate special events for Christmas, Easter, and Summer Break.
I was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. I attended Texas State University and received a Bachelors in Education in 2009. I currently teach swim safety, kids dance, and group exercise classes at the YMCA. On my days off you can find me playing with my two kids, Owen (8) and Aubrey (5), or hanging out with my wonderful husband of 15 years, Kevin.