First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Sunday, July 05, 2020
Live and Share God's Love



Pastor Jayneann McIntosh

Hi, I’m Jayneann, Pastor Jayneann (yes, there’s no “e” at the end, Jerry). I want to say hi, and tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting to know you and being part of the life of First Church, Wausau.

I was born, and grew up visiting family, in the Pittsburgh area, so driving into the Wisconsin River valley was rather like coming home for me. I’ve lived in (some of the flatter areas of) Wisconsin for 20 years, have two cats – Dagger and Shiva, after video game characters – and two grown children. Jared lives in Green Bay with his spouse. Kellyn is attending Lawrence University in Appleton.

My favorite colors are blue and green. I like gardening; I make my own kombucha and water kefir. I like to eat but with a restricted diet eating out is a challenge.

I love God. And as a colleague once expressed, I take the bible too seriously to take it literally. I have no plans at present for how I will change First Church. Changes will no doubt happen, but before that I want to get to know you and learn what you do well, what you’re passionate about, and how you see this church that is an important part of your lives.

More later. Until then, may you walk in the way of Christ.

Pastor Jayneann has a blog called “Fierce Joy & Hope” If you’d like to check it out, go to