Lebanon Church Names Pastor

Lebanon United Methodist Church has a new pastor, Rebecca Girrell, who will deliver her first service on Sunday, the church announced this week.

Girrell is moving to the church at 18 School St., in Lebanon from Trinity United Methodist Church of Montpelier, with her husband, Sean Delmore, and her two children, Arianna Clark, 9, and William Clark, 4.

Girrell is a native of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and is a graduate of the Boston University School of Theology. She succeeds the Rev. Jill C. Robinson, who is relocating to Weybridge, Vt., near Middlebury.

The church also has named Cathy Munsey-Ballou as minister of Christian education. She is a graduate of Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois and will coordinate religious education programs for children, youth, and adults.

— Alex Hanson