• Carl Benge

    Contributing sermons since Feb 5, 2007
Carl's church

Nemaha and Varina UMCs
Early, Iowa 50535

About Carl
  • Education: Graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1991 Received my Local Pastors License from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and am currently enrolled at Sioux Falls Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD with intentions to attend Saint Paul Schoo of Theology in Kansas City, MO.
  • Experience: Have been in the ministry starting my 4th year. I have served Troy UMC in Troy, Iowa as a 1/4 time pastor. Spent the last two years serving Early UMC and Nemaha UMC as a parish Fulltime Local Licensed Pastor. Currently am preparing to begin server Nemaha UMC and Varina UMC as a 3/4 pastor and Student..
  • Family: I am married to a wonderful woman named Luann, we have 3 beautiful daughters ages 10,3, and 9 mos
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Everything you suggest, they wont like, but they’ll do when the next pastor comes along (Rev. Henry Huddleston UMC)
  • Books that have had an impact: THe Bible Introduction to Church History. How Now Shall We Live
  • Hobbies: Reading and watching History Channel specials on religion World War 1 aeroplanes, LIving HIstory.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: While I was blessing the Communion Bread, when I broke the bread I realized that the bread I was using was Cinammon Swirl Bread. (*NOte this happened twice Once at the beginning of my time at Early UMC and second in my next to last communion at Early)
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