Bering United Methodist Church

Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor—Rev. J. Ernest “Ernie” Turney
713-526-1017, ext. 204
ErnieT@beringumc.org

Associate Pastor—Rev. Stephanie Snyder
713-526-1017, ext. 202
StephanieS@beringumc.org

Bering Support Network Director, Congregational Care, and Omega House Chaplain – Larry Leutwyler
713-526-1017, ext. 206
LarryL@beringsupportnetwork.org

Rev. J. Ernest (Ernie) Turney was assigned to Bering as Senior Pastor in September 2008. Hurricane Ike greeted him the next week. It has been an exciting time ever since. Before coming to Bering, Ernie served congregations in Kilgore, Houston-Ashford, Caldwell, Gilmer, East Bernard, College Station A&M and the church Hill Circuit in Henderson.He has also served the Texas Conference on the Board of Ordained Ministry, Group Health Benefits, and Pensions. In the area of Mission he has served as the Dean for the Texas Conference School of missions, and lead mission teams to the Four Corners area in Arizona.

He and his wife Ann have two adult children. They currently reside in the new parsonage constructed in 2011.

Larry Leutwyler—Congregational Care/Omega House Chaplain. Larry Leutwyler was licensed as a Baptist Minister and has his B.A. in Religion from Baylor University. Larry has been a member of Bering Memorial UMC since 1985.

Associate Pastor—Rev. Stephanie Snyder. Bio coming soon!

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