Pastor Shauna Ridge was appointed to lead Thorndale United Methodist Church on July 1, 2017. Pastor Shauna heard God’s call to church leadership while serving as the Director of Lay Ministries at Hopewell UMC in Downingtown. She completed her Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in May 2014. She also holds a B.A. in Dynamics of Human Performance Management from Immaculata University in Malvern, Pa.
Pastor Shauna’s most recent appointment was to Memorial UMC in Quarryville, PA. While at Memorial UMC, she led their leadership team to define their core values, clarify their vision and develop their strategic goals to guide the church’s mission and ministry.
Pastor Shauna is strongly committed to doing ministry outside the walls of the church within the local communities she serves. In addition to local ministry, she has led and participated in several national mission trips to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina and has participated in several overseas mission trips to South Africa and Haiti.
Pastor Shauna grew up in Phoenix, AZ and is married to her high school sweetheart, Jamie. They recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. They have two adult daughters, Jordan and Carly. This is a homecoming for them as they reside in the Downingtown area.