“I am grateful, excited and looking forward for many years in ministry with Pleasant St. UMC and St. Luke’s UMC. It is my hope and prayer for us to grow in faith and service in the name of Christ. Let us be passionate in our service to all and never hold back!” - Pastor Nory
Pastor Nory Vedan Leachon graduated Master of Divinity at Boston University, School of Theology. She finished her Bachelors Degree in Architecture in the Philippines.
She worked at the US Dept. of State Refugee Processing Center in the Philippines (1989-1992) as a Cultural Orientation Instructor to Vietnamese refugees who resettled in the USA. She worked as an Assistant Architect in Malaysia and Architectural Coordinator in Singapore for fourteen years. Her involvement in Wesley Methodist Singapore with the Special Children’s Ministry and Ministry of Hearing Impaired led her to pursue her ministry calling. While she was in her studies in the USA, she serves as an Intern Seminarian at East Saugus UMC for three years and
assisting the Senior Pastor in other pastoral responsibilities. She was a Research Assistant at Anna Howard Shaw Center the whole time she was in seminary. Pastor Nory traveled to Ephesus, Turkey for New Testament Seminar and was in Russia and Ukraine for Field Education and Contextual Education in 2010. She went to England in 2011 for Wesleyan Heritage study with
other Vanderbilt Divinity students. She completed the Stephen’s Ministry training in Florida in the year 2011. During her last year in seminary she was involved in pastoral ministry at Good Shepherd UMC, Malden. She has been active and currently one of the board members of Asian American & Pacific Islander Clergywomen in the USA. She believes in ecumenical involvement within the community and beyond. She is involve in Holbrook Cares, a group of
volunteers, recovering addicts, and parents whose mission is to discuss the growing epidemic of drug in Holbrook Community and hope to reduce the substance use and abuse through education and awareness. She has the passion to share the Gospel and how God works in our lives in the midst of our joys and sufferings. She speaks boldly and with conviction about her faith and
loves the whole body of Christ in its diversity. Pastor Nory enjoys both traditional and contemporary worship and her passion to be in community gives her a sense of hope and wholeness.
She believes that part of her ministry includes a calling of going an extra mile. Pastor Nory recognizes every opportunity of service as a privilege to glorify God, deepens her personal walk with God and be a powerful witness of God’s love to all.
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you Hope and a Future.
Located at 63 East Broadway, Derry, NH, St Luke's UMC has been a part of the community since 1883.
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