Baltimore United Methodist Church
                                 2419 Baltimore Rd. East Bend, NC 27018

Pastor Information


Pastor Kelly Giese
(336) 961-6055
2419 Baltimore Rd.
East Bend, NC 27018

Hi!  Thank you for taking time to browse the website here at Baltimore UMC.  I am Kelly Giese, pastor at Baltimore UMC since July 2012.  Although not a native of North Carolina, I have lived in NC since 2001 and have served as a pastor in the United Methodist church since 1996. 
Growing-up I served the church in many ways, first as a lay person through my United Methodist Youth group, then as a Sunday School teacher, VBS leader, choir member and as a part of Wesley Foundations throughout college and beyond.  I began serving as a pastor in 1996 in a small rural congregation in Winslow Arkansas, then serving as an associate at Sequoyah United Methodist in Fayetteville, AR and finally moving to the Western North Carolina Conference.  I have been a part of what was formerly the Northeast District and now the Yadkin Valley District since 2002. 
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and understand myself to be in servant ministry, just as Jesus served us.  One of the reasons I am a United Methodist is because I was literally carried there by my parents and grandparents. My parents and grandparents loved the Methodist church and taught me to love it as well.  In the United Methodist church I have been nurtured in faith, instructed in Holy Scripture, taught to serve, encouraged to grow-up in faith and bear witness to the love of God in the world.  I also learned how to reason and search the scriptures, to love God and love my neighbor.  
I graduated seminary from Duke Divinity School with a M Div. degree in 2006.  I also have a Masters of Education degree from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University .  As a life long United Methodist and a person who has lived all over the United States, I have been fortunate to  know the connection that is the United Methodist Church around the country and around the world. 
My husband Gill and I have been married for 30 years we have one daughter.   We have discovered that Baltimore United Methodist is a place filled with people who love their community and love the Lord.  They seek ways to serve and to celebrate through worship, prayer, mission, and in a wide variety of community ministries.  I invite you to come and share in worship and ministry with us!  Please call or contact us so we can learn more about you.  Peace and grace, Kelly