Justin and Miriam Snider are a husband and wife team facing the daunting challenge of serving as parish ministers to four congregations in rural Illinois. The pair met at Greenville College, were married in 2002, and attended Duke Divinity School together, where they were introduced to EP.
This is their first year of full-time ministry, and already they are learning about the challenges of building relationships and establishing mutual trust with their communities. They are joyfully discovering with those in their congregations what it means to be the body of Christ, and what sort of practices and attitudes can inform discipleship in their context.
Recent highlights of their ministry include a trip to West Africa to partner with Liberian UM districts, and the 2007 EP Gathering, where they met old friends and made some new ones.