Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Lee Strawhun has thirty three years of ministry experience both as a lay person and ordained clergy person in Kentucky, Ohio and Missouri. Pastor Lee has served in church and community organizations involving: missions, youth, pastoral leadership, strategic planning, community service, chaplaincy, self care, practical theology, teaching, retreat ministry, staff and volunteer development. Additionally, Lee is an ICF certified coach.

Before coming to Westwood United Methodist Church, Lee was the Director of Alumni and Church Relations for Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY where he focused on international work of the seminary and funding for students. He holds a BS in Animal Science from the University of Missouri at Columbia. However, immediately following graduation God led Lee into a lifetime of dedicated ministry within the church. Pastor Lee finished his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1983, specializing in Evangelism and Discipleship, and returned to earn his Doctorate in 1998 with a focus on Church Leadership and Preaching.

Married for over thirty-five years, Lee and Beth have a daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Jeremie, and son, David. Beth is a pediatric physical therapist and a passionate spiritual leader in her own right. They enjoy gathering with friends and traveling.

Pastor Lee is in his ninth year of service at Westwood UMC.

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