Welcome Rev. Daniel Hofmann
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Daniel Hofmann as pastor to our congregation effective July 1, 2021. Pastor Daniel, and his wife, Wava, were introduced to our Leadership Team Friday, March 26 by Rev. Jodie Flessner, our District Superintendent. This introduction was made on behalf of Bishop David Bard, who set this appointment.
Pastor Daniel comes to us from the Leland Community UMC, where he has served as pastor for several years. Pastor Daniel was born and raised in Switzerland, and he and Wava are parents of three adult children and grandparents to three precious ones. Wava is also a pastor, and her passion for mission has called her to the Northport Indian Mission UMC, where she will continue to serve.
Before being called into the ministry, Pastor Daniel worked as an investigative journalist for one of the major Swiss newspapers. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and United Theological Seminary in Dayton.
In his spare time, Pastor Daniel enjoys reading and writing, traveling, hiking, biking and exploring wild places. Pastor Daniel’s gifts and abilities are many and his experience is rich—we look forward to getting to know him better!
Bishop Bard has appointed Pastor Daniel to our church ¾ time, and ¼ time to Brooks Corners UMC in Evart. While this is a new arrangement for us, we are confident that the shared assignment will work well for both churches.
We are excited to welcome Pastors Daniel and Wava, and to share his ministry within our church and in our community. Please hold Daniel and Wava in prayer during the upcoming months of transition.
Pastor Daniel's office hours in Reed City are on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm. To be assured that Pastor Daniel is available, please contact the church office 231-832-9441 to make an appointment.