Carol Ann Seckel
From 2000-2004 Carol served with the emerging Latvia Methodist Church in the Republic of Latvia. She provided leadership, support and development assistance to clergy, laity and youth in this Baltic country where 11 United Methodist churches had re-emerged since Latvia’s independence in 1991.
From the time of her commissioning in 1982 until 1999, Carol served in a variety of positions within the Alaska Missionary Conference. During that period she served as pastor, Conference Superintendent and Co-Spiritual Life Director at Alaska Children’s Services, a residential psychiatric treatment center for children and youth.
Her prior appointments also include serving with Kevin as co-pastors for a 6,000 square mile charge of Native American and Anglo congregations in the Klamath Basin of Oregon from 1978-1982. Of her ministry, Carol says, "I am deeply moved when I can share with persons living the grace of God, creating community and affirming the differences and questions that come with the struggle to be faithful disciples.”
A third-generation Methodist minister, Carol's heritage lies in the German-speaking Methodist Church. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Ohio and earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toledo and masters' degrees in Divinity and Christian Education from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
Carol was the recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award in 1993 as a result of her work within the Alaska Missionary Conference. She was also awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from METHESCO in 1992 for her work in the development of a United Methodist presence in the Russian Far East.
A clergy member of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, Carol's charge conference is with the Klamath Falls (OR) United Methodist Church. Married since 1970, the Seckels have three adult children: Joshua, Jason and Jeremy, and six grandchildren. Carol's avocations include hiking, traveling, reading, storytelling and counted cross-stitch.
Carol Ann Seckel is available for Covenant Relationship support in Oregon/Idaho Annual Conference , Pacific Northwest Annual Conference , West Ohio Annual Conference .
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- Missionary Support Code: 14285Z
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- Email: Carkseckel@aol.com
- Last update: 5/07