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Marianne Romanat

Lead Pastor

Rev. Marianne Romanat is the Lead Pastor at Light of Christ United Methodist Church.  A native of Charlotte, Marianne attended North Carolina State University where she studied Mathematics and Math Education.  During her college years there, Marianne began to hear God’s call to ordained ministry when she served one summer as a short-term missionary in Kenya through the United Methodist Church.  After college, Marianne briefly taught high school mathematics but God’s call was persistent, so she soon decided to attend seminary.  She received her Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1997.

Marianne met her husband Kyle in 1999 and they married in the Fall of 2001.  They have four children, Josh and Caleb (Marianne’s stepsons) and Marisa and Austin.  As a family, they enjoy sports, riding bicycles, running, eating out, and simply enjoying time together.

Marianne’s calling from God has always been to reach out to those who are disconnected from God and/or the Church, assisting them in growing in their faith and seeing God in everyday life.  Her Spiritual Gift of Shepherding is used by God to mentor people in various stages of their walk with Christ.  She considers it a true privilege to serve Light of Christ, a church that is authentic, down-to-earth, and willing to risk and serve God whenever and however He calls.


Need Pastoral Care?

Contact Pastor Marianne at (828) 265-7585 or by email at marianne@locumc.org