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Rev. Craig J. Sefa

Pastor, The Arbor United Methodist Church
Salisbury, NC

About the Author

I serve as the pastor of The Arbor United Methodist Church in Salisbury, NC. Beyond the local church, I am involved in Conference Leadership through Lay Servant Ministries, the Bishop’s Emerging Leadership Initiative and Transformation Journey. In ecumenical circles, I regularly serve with the Presbyterian Pilgrimage Community and as the Communications Officer on the Board of African Rescue Ministries, a non-profit working to strengthen vocational education for refugees and indigenous populations in South Africa.

My wife, McKenzie, is also serving as a United Methodist pastor and we have one daughter, Ariana. We married in 2000, attended seminary together in 2005, and love serving together in ministry whenever the opportunity arises.

Beyond ministry and family, I enjoy writing, song-writing, guitar, and photography. I love connecting with God through the beauty of creation, especially in the woods, the mountains, or at the coast.

Credentials

Ordination:

Elder in Full Connection, Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2016

Education:

Master of Divinity - Asbury Theolgical Seminary, 2011
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (emphasis on Spiritual Formation) - Asbury Theological Seminary, 2011

Doctor of Ministry - enrolled at Duke Divinity, anticipated graduation in 2023.