Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
Friday, October 24, 2014
Reverend Michael Fauconnet
Reverend Fauconnet came to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church July 1, 2011. He resides in the parsonage on the church property with his wife of 26 years, Leslie, and his youngest son, Stephan. His oldest son, Aaron lives in the family’s house in Sabillasville, Maryland. His son Paul and his daughter Maria attend McDaniel College.
Reverend Fauconnet graduated from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee with bachelors degrees in Psychology and Sociology and from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1984 with a Masters of Divinity. He has been serving as a pastor for thirty years.
Pastor Mikes comes to us from New Market UMC where he was a part-time pastor. He took that position so that his family could remain in Frederick County until his older children could graduate from Catoctin High School. (They wanted to graduate with their friends.) Since this was a part-time position, he was also employed in other ways. He has a commercial driver’s license and for a year drove a tractor trailer for Catoctin Mountain Growers delivering plants up and down the east coast. He spent several years substitute teaching in Frederick County Public Schools and until June 15, 2011, was a special education instructional assistant at Linganore High School.
Reverend Mike plans to spend his first few months at Mt. Carmel getting acquainted with the members of the congregation and where they are in the ministry. This will take place in group meetings and one on one visits. Changes will come but not until he has gotten to know the members and have been able to talk about the congregations’ vision and expectations of the church.
The next few years will be ones of great challenge for the United Methodist Church and for Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Pastor Mike looks forward to working with us as we face and meet these challenges together. He feels privileged to be our pastor and is excited about entering into ministry with us. The members of MCUMC have tremendous gifts to share in ministry to the world and community , and he is honored to be called upon to join us in that ministry.