Hi. My name is Tricia Messier. I just graduated from Southwestern College with a degree in Philosophy and Religion. I plan to go to Seminary, but I am taking a year off to discern the program and degree I should lean towards.
Right now I am just about to get married. So on June 26 I will become Tricia Wheeler. After the wedding I am going to continue working as the youth director/children’s director at Trinity United Methodist church in Ottawa, KS. I expect my career path to always involve ministry somehow – maybe as and Elder in the UMC or a minister to/with children and/or youth.
I was in the youTheology class of 2006! My experience was wonderful. I made life long friends that year. Those friends support and love me even today. I also learned so many new things about John Wesley which made me love and respect the Methodist Church even more than I already had.
I love learning, and the growth in knowledge gained during my youTheology year helped me throughout college in classes for religion. I also love being on the computer, reading, and meeting new people, as well as exploring new places.
I experience Christ in the little things and in the small places. I see him in the wind, when I am at work sitting in my office, when a butterfly flies in the open sky, when a song is playing, and in people’s faces. I take time to listen to God’s still small voice each day and know that I am doing what God has called me to do.
Loving God, Loving Neighbor