Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
Greetings in the name of Christ,
My name is Rev. Ryan Low Edwardson and it is my pleasure to welcome you to Coloma UMC, where I have had the privilege of serving as pastor since July of 2022. Coloma UMC is a community of compassionate people, seeking, serving, sharing, and discovering the love of Jesus together.
My prior ministry experience includes six years in the Upper Peninsula serving at Escanaba First UMC. Portions of that time included serving at Menominee and Bark River UMC’s. I felt the call to pastoral ministry while attending Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. Upon graduating with an M.Div from Duke in 2015, I worked the next year as a chaplain at the Durham VA Medical Center before transitioning into parish ministry.
I met my wife, Elise, while in seminary together, and we love being parents to our four year old son, Elliott. Elise pastors nearby Stevensville UMC. I’m a life-long distance runner who competed in NCAA DIII and I enjoy logging miles most days and occasionally competing in a local race. Other hobbies include a love of disc golf, being outside, playing board games, and playing cards, particularly euchre and cribbage.
I am passionate about making meaningful connections within the church, fostering a sense of community that extends beyond the church walls, studying scripture together, the ministry of presence, and preaching. Let us praise God, together!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Ryan and Pastor Elise Low Edwardson
and their son, Elliott.