Who We Are
The English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna is an international, English-speaking Christian church rooted in the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition that welcomes all people to grow in Christ and seeks justice in our community and world. Our congregation is best described as having ‘open hearts, open minds, open doors.’ While our members come from forty countries on six continents and represent nearly every Christian tradition, we are united by our baptisms and faith in Jesus Christ and by our use of the English language. Our pastor is the Rev. Matthew A. Laferty.
We are a congregation of the Austria Provisional Conference (synod/diocese) of The United Methodist Church (Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche in German). Our bishop is Dr. Patrick Streiff of the Central and Southern European Episcopal Area who is based in Zurich, Switzerland. As a congregation of The United Methodist Church, we are part of the worldwide network of over 35,000 United Methodist congregations who are making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are a member congregation of the Association of International Churches in Europe and the Middle East.