Rev. Dr. Michelle Bogue-Trost is a pastor, leader, consultant, teacher, mentor, spiritual director, preaching coach, and passionate gardener. She has secular and ministry experience in administration, management, team building, and leadership, developed prior to ministry and through 25+ years of appointment to United Methodist congregations ranging in membership from 11 to 1000, and service in District, Conference, Jurisdictional and General Conference ministries. She brings authenticity and honesty to her work, as well as a willingness to help individuals and congregations craft new vision to reach their highest possible potential, given their current contextual reality. The spiritual health of each person and congregation are of paramount importance in this sacred work.
She has consulted with congregations and pastors of various denominations. Her strengths in relevant preaching, engaging teaching, and skilled coaching help her work with pastors and congregations in the areas of authentic leadership, contextual vision-casting, team building, and change management. She is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, currently appointed as Lead Pastor to Central UMC in Endicott, NY. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle’s educational background includes the BA from Huntingdon College, the MLS from SUNY School of Information Science and Polity, and the MDiv and DMin from Drew Theological School, as well as certificates in Spiritual Direction, Transitional and Interim Ministry, and Peer Homiletic Coaching. You may find her complete CV at resumembt.pdf She is married to Nate Trost, who spends his worklife as a student systems computer programmer with the State University of New York, working remotely from home. They are parents to two marvelous adults who are living life happily in their own idioms.