Meet Our Pastor

Pastor John A. Calhoun

Pastor John Calhoun is an ordained elder of the New York Annual
Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a missionary of the UMC
General Board of Global Ministries. Since his commissioning as a
missionary in 2000, John has served in a variety of pastoral and
church leadership roles in Russia, Kenya, Jordan, and Ukraine. John
also partners with Global Ministries colleagues to organize
multicultural ministry training programs in Europe and annual
gatherings for fellow missionaries serving around the world.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, John earned his undergraduate
degree in Russian and economics from Georgetown University, and his
Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology.
John and his wife, Noel, have two teenage sons, Nick and Ben.


Pastors Who Served ESUMC

1978 – 1981Lee and Edith Varner
1981 – 1987Paul Hanack
1987Bob Parker
1987 – 1988Jim Dwyer (interim)
1988 – 1991Glenn and Kay Fuller
1991 – 1997Bill Mooney
1997Bill Daniel (interim)
1997 – 2004Robert Hunt
2004 – 2011Laura Trent
2011 – 2015Kathy Young
2015 – 2020Matthew A. Laferty
2020Tom M. Garrison (interim)
2020 – John A. Calhoun