Reverend “Pastor Polly” McWilliams came to Grace UCC in November 2013. A graduate of Eden Theological Seminary, Pastor Polly was ordained in July 1995 at Evangelical UCC in Highland, Illinois. She has served three churches and the Evangelical Children’s Home in St. Louis.
Pastor Polly is an active participant in the UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference. She enjoys ministry and directing camps for the conference. The camps she works with generally range from middle-school age through adult. Spiritual direction plays an important role in Pastor Polly’s ministry. She received her Spiritual Director certification from Aquinas Theological Institute in May 2005.
Pastor Polly’s spouse, Randy, is a tow-boat captain. They enjoy sharing daily devotions, working on the house, gardening, cooking, and hosting gatherings at their home. They have two grown children, three grandchildren, one “grand-cat,” and two “grand-dogs.” Polly and Randy are also the “parents” of Jack the Dog and Gail the Cat.