Tanner Valley United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Our Pastor

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Pastor Michael's first sermon at Tanner Valley UMC on July 6, 2014.

Our Pastor


Reverend Michael Lawson comes to us from the small town of Frankton Indiana in the heart of Madison County. There he graduated Frankton Jr./Sr. High School in 1996 and was a member of Frankton First United Methodist Church.  He then attended Ball State University and received his BA in Religious Studies and Classical Languages. In 2001 he began his seminary studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky with special interest in the areas of Worship Theology and theological exploration through the fine arts. Michael was ordained a Full Elder in the church on June 11, 2011.

Rev. Michael Lawson has been at Tanner Valley since July 2014 with his “beloved mongrel” Prisca. His interests include, music, theater, art, reading, writing, cooking, with a special interest in social justice and advocacy. Michael is the Monastery Liturgist for Saint Brigid of Kildare Monastery, a monastic order within the United Methodist Church. 

To read the most recent Newsletter Article from Pastor Michael click on "Tanner Valley Voice" on the Home page.