Rev. Sharon Washing brings to Bethel UMC church planting experience as the planting pastor of Engage, a new multi-ethnic, multicultural faith community of The United Methodist Church in Indianapolis; and the pastor of Horizons of Faith UMC, both located in Pike Township.


Previously, she served as an Associate Director for Church Development in The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church for six years.  In this role, Rev. Sharon resourced more than 200 congregations as a workshop leader, preacher, consultant and coach.  She also helped launch and lead strategies for transformation ministry with new and existing faith communities and became a sought-after leader among the network of developers and general agency partners with the UMC.  Rev. Sharon has served The United Methodist Church as a leadership coach for the General Board of Global Ministries and as a current Board member and officer for the United Methodist Church Foundation.


A native of Wilmington, DE, Sharon loves spending time with family and friends, has a sweet tooth and healthy appetite for adventure and sports, especially basketball.    Above all, Rev. Sharon is a disciple of Jesus Christ and her "nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent (her), and from finishing His work."  John 4:34



Pastor Sharon Washington


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