Robert Amundsen is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, assigned to the Red Bird Missionary Conference where he serves as pastor of Evarts Congregational UMC in Evarts, Kentucky.
Robert came to Red Bird as a teacher at Red Bird School, and during his first two years at Red Bird Robert was a summer crew leader for the Red Bird Mission Work Camp. After marrying his wife, Shirley, a native of Clay County, Kentucky (in the Red Bird Conference) in the Joy Center in 1996, he became active at the Center and taught the high school boys’ Sunday school class until the time of his appointment as pastor. The Amundsens also served as co-directors of the middle school-age camp at Camp O’Cumberlands from 1996-98.
Robert is currently in his second year of the Advance Course of Study (for ministry) program, having completed the first two years at the Appalachian Local Pastors School. Prior to his call to full-time ministry, he was a Lay Speaker in both the Holston and Red Bird Conferences and in 1996 attended the Walk to Emmaus. In 1995, he participated as a member of the Holston Conference Operation Classroom team to Liberia, West Africa.
Born in Watervliet, Michigan and raised in Mountain City, Tennessee, Robert has also lived in California and Missouri. He graduated from Johnson County High School in 1988 and earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in education from Milligan College in 1992 and 1993. Prior to his appointment, Robert was active in his home church of Shouns United Methodist Church in Mountain City where he served as Lay Leader and as alternate delegate to annual conference for three years.
Robert says he and Shirley have “experienced the highs and lows of full-time ministry and look forward to continuing to serve God.” Their continued prayer, he says, “is that God will move the members of the Evarts Circuit and spark a fire for God in their community.”
Robert Amundsen is available for Covenant Relationship support in Holston Annual Conference , West Michigan Annual Conference .
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