Welcoming the Stranger, Receiving Christ

Welcoming the Stranger 850x315In the midst of our world’s violence, chaos, and changes, it is hard to see God.  This week, we will dig into the story of the disciples’ Emmaus Journey to experience how God  transforms and blesses us through our encounters with the strangers and guests who are in our midst.
Join us this Sunday as our intern pastor, Tami Gallaway, leads us in worship with her sermon, “Welcoming the Stranger, Receiving Christ” based on Luke 24:13-35.

More about Tami Gallaway

Tami is completing her Master of Divinity at Perkins School of Theology and hopes to graduate in May 2016.  Tami is originally from Columbia, Missouri, where she grew up as a member of Missouri United Methodist Church.  She and her husband, Steve, met through the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, also affiliated with MUMC.  Together, they have taught adult Bible studies, served on local church committees, and participated in both Disciple Bible Study courses and Marriage Encounter program.  Tami and Steve have two school-aged children and two happy Labrador retrievers, Boone and Indy.  When she is not busy with school, Tami enjoys reading, photography, and traveling or being outdoors with her family.
Tami finished her undergraduate degree in Music Education in 1996 and taught middle school music for five years before becoming a stay at home mom.  Tami discerned her call to seminary through contemplative prayer and lectio divina, and she is continues to be passionate about helping others grow deeper in faith through prayer, bible study, and listening for God.  Tami and her family moved to Plano, Texas in July 2012 so that she could answer her call and attend school at Perkins School of Theology/Southern Methodist University, where she has been a full-time student for the past three years.  Since moving to Texas, Tami and her family have been members at Christ UMC, where her daughter sings in the youth choir and where Steve is cub master for Cub Scout Pack 200.