Meet Pastor Rebecca Rutter

Pastor Rebecca Rutter, New Hope United Methodist church

Pastor Rebecca Rutter, New Hope United Methodist church

Pastor Rebecca grew up on a small farm near Waunakee, WI, where she dreamed of being both an architect and a band director.  She first felt God calling her to be a pastor when she went to Luther College in Decorah, IA.  After graduating with a degree in Public Communication and minors in Biblical Greek and Music, she went on to work in youth ministry, family and children's ministry, outreach ministry, and music ministry in West Bend WI, Detroit MI, Princeton WV, Knoxville TN, Rochester MN, and Dakota IL. 

Rebecca graduated from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH with a Master of Divinity and a concentration in Church Renewal.  Before coming to De Pere, she was the pastor of Sharon United Methodist Church in Plainfield, IL for three years. 

Rebecca has three school-age children named Josh, Micah, and Joy.  She recently scratched her architectural itch by designing and building a mobile tiny house that now serves as a backyard retreat and guest house.  Music also continues to stir and soothe her soul through singing and playing the guitar, piano, and harp.  She is grateful to return to her native state and serve the area with New Hope Church.  You can contact her at pastor@newhopedepere.com.