Believing in God’s Word and Spirit

Welcome to Pataskala United Methodist Church! We are a community of imperfect people doing our best to follow the way of Jesus Christ. We believe that the life of faith is a journey. On the way, God’s grace continues to change us as we work together with the Holy Spirit to grow in our love of God, our love for each other, and our love for all creation. Each person’s faith journey is unique, and we welcome you wherever you are on the road. No journey is without its challenges, and we believe that travel is better with friends. Come and join us, and let’s continue this faith journey together!

Worship with Us

COVID-19 UPDATE: In person worship and classes have resumed, and are also available on YouTube and Facebook. Please wear a mask if you have not received a COVID-19 Vaccine.

Join us in person or on our Pataskala United Methodist Church Facebook page at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings for weekly worship.

For more information please contact us at 740-927-2856 or email PataskalaUMCOffice@gmail.com.

Growth Opportunities

Pastor’s Bible Study
Wednesdays from 10 – 11 am on Zoom, please call our office for the link.

Sunday School
Sundays from 10:45 – 11:30 am in Beeson Hall (street level)
Leader: Christine Hatton

Kids and Families
King’s Club (August – May)
Meal at 6:00 pm, Programming 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Beeson Hall (street level)

Rev. Nicole R. Baker

Rev. Nicole R. Baker


I studied at United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio and received my Master of Divinity Degree in 2012. I have served churches in Germantown, OH; Camden, OH; and just moved from Gahanna where I was the Associate Pastor at Stonybrook UMC for the past seven years. I am looking forward to exploring the mission field in Pataskala and Licking County with this amazing group of people who trust in the promises of God. I am grateful that God loved me even before I knew that God was real and has pursued me even at my worst. I know that I don’t deserve the love and grace that God extends, but that God extends it anyway—a gift. It is my greatest desire to share the ways that God has transformed my life with that gift of grace. The transformation is incomplete, however. Faith is a journey and I hope you’ll join me wherever you are on yours. I look forward to continuing this life-changing adventure together!

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Upcoming Events

Here’s some upcoming opportunities to join us!

Children’s and Family Ministries Director



Pay Rate: $20,000-$25,000/year


  • Help PUMC children birth through 12th grade grow as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, providing oversight, planning, development, administration and evaluation of the Children’s and Family Ministries at PUMC


  • Reports to: The Pastor and SPRC committee

  • Works with: Church staff, children and their parents and volunteers


  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ

  • Christ-like character

  • Passion for discipling young children and their families

  • Ability to relate well to parents and children

  • Strong support for the theological and biblical framework of the PUMC

  • Ability to lead teams

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience using online social and other digital platforms to support children’s and family ministry

  • Applicable education or experience in Children’s Ministry, Christian Education or youth programs (recommended: Bachelor’s degree in Children’s ministry or similar field and 2+ years children’s or youth ministry experience)

  • Basic First Aid and CPR Certification (PUMC will offset the cost of the training)


  • Help identify, equip and deploy leaders that will work with the Children and Families of PUMC to grow in discipleship.

  • Work closely with the pastor to create a Faith Formation Team that spans from birth through adulthood (parents and grandparents).

  • Lead the Faith Formation Team in ongoing planning, development, and continual improvement of PUMC’s Children’s and Family Ministry

  • Actively get to know the Church’s children and their families.

  • Partner with the Faith Formation Team to shepherd children through Sunday Worship and Mid-Week programs, and support parents, grandparents and guardians in Discipleship at Home.

  • Oversee organization, administration, and supervision, of all aspects of PUMC’s Children’s Programs (e.g. Nursery, Sunday School, King’s Club, Confirmation Classes, and VBS)

  • Oversee the protection and safety of children at Church.

  • Maintain communication with the church office, public, congregation, and other PUMC ministries.

  • Participate in staff meetings and regular meetings with Pastor.

  • Oversee recruitment, training, and support of Children’s Ministry volunteers.

  • Plan, oversee, and communicate events in the Children’s Ministry calendar.

  • Oversee Children’s Ministry budget.

Job Type: Part-time, contract

Pay: $20,000.00 – $25,000.00 per year



  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Children’s or Youth ministry: 2 years (Preferred)

Primary Work Location:


Kids Eat Free Volunteers


Hope Landing Volunteer Workers

Hope Landing Welcome Home Team