Rev. Dr. Rachel Metheny, Senior Pastor
Dr. Rachel Metheny was appointed as Senior Pastor at Meridian Street United Methodist Church in July of 2022. She is returning “home” with this appointment, as she was born and lived most of her life in Indianapolis, with the exception of two years in the San Francisco/Bay Area, one year in Guatemala. Prior to her appointment at Meridian Street, she served for five years at Congress Street UMC in Lafayette, and 18 years as one of the pastors at Broadway UMC in Indianapolis. She holds a PhD in ethics from Graduate Theological Union and has taught at both Christian Theological Seminary and Vincennes University.
Pastor Rachel has one daughter, Grace, who graduated from Indiana University in May, as well as two dachshunds, Zoey and Shortie. She loves reading, hiking, making homemade pizza, IU basketball, and traveling around the world with her daughter.