On August 5th PUMC welcomed a new senior pastor for our church, Reverend Richard “Dick” Wisdom. Rev. Wisdom previously served as the District Superintendent for the Aurora District in the Northern Illinois Conference.
Rev. Wisdom started seminary in 1996 after 22 years working in the private sector. He has a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and two Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees* in Leadership (*ABD – all but dissertation): one from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and one from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. Pastor Dick is a passionate believer of lifelong learning.
Rev. Wisdom is a husband of 33 years to Cheryl, a father to 4 children, a grandfather to 4 perfect grandchildren, and the “dad” to his rescue dog Shadow.
The appointment of Rev. Wisdom became effective on July 1, 2018 and his first Sunday with us was August 5th. We are excited for this new appointment and for this new chapter in the history of Plainfield United Methodist Church as we grow in faith together!