My name is Ed Bonneau, Incoming Pastor of Sanctuary United Methodist Church. We meet in Marana / NW Tucson, Arizona.
It is hard for me to contain my sense of excitement in being asked to serve Sanctuary UMC as your new pastor. As an open, friendly and welcoming church you have already showed me the Spirit of Christ that dwells within you. I look forward to meeting and working with you in the coming months to expand our ministry, to share the love of Christ with those who are searching for meaning and purpose in their lives and to welcome all those who are seeking a closer relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
There may be some failures and false starts in our journey together, we are after all human, but as Christians we understand the nature and meaning of forgiveness and grace. Together we will continue to grow, to build, to accept and to change as we walk with our Lord. God calls us to be faithful stewards in all of life, and what we give to Christ is just a small portion of the wondrous grace He gives to us.
Thanks to all of you for your caring and support. I look forward with great joy to being your pastor. In the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians: “For this reason I never cease giving thanks to God for you when I remember you in my prayers.” Blessings upon you!