Terry Ehrhardt - Church Council President

What brought you to Carrier Mills 1st United Methodist Church? Was dating a girl whose family attended. Girlfriend didn’t work out but the church DID!!!

What do you like about Carrier Mills 1st United Methodist Church? Small enough to feel like whole church is family, but large enough to support variety of community outreach and also personal faith development.

What is your vision for Carrier Mills 1st United Methodist Church? See above: continue development of community outreach as demonstration of God’s love and acceptance to all, and also to see more community members entered into the family of believers and in their personal faith growth.

What has God done for you? Everything. I am who I am because loves me, has forgiven me my shortcomings, and offers me the chance to reach, love, and demonstrate to others that same grace.

Favorite Bible verse? Romans 5:1-5. Peace and Hope - Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.   Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Where do you live?  At the edge of the Shawnee National Forest.

Where were you born and raised? Mexico, Missouri

What brought you to the area? Moved to Southern Illinois to manage a local IGA grocery store.

Where do you work?   Currently drive a fuel tanker semi for Huck’s Convenience stores.

What are your hobbies and interests? Love the outdoors. Hiking. Boating. Licensed Pilot. Love animals with both dogs and cats as favorites.

Favorite book?    Any book on faith written by C.S. Lewis

Favorite movie?    Top Gun, I know- it is an old old movie.

Favorite TV show?    NCIS, Survivor, Blue Bloods.

Favorite genre of music?    Contemporary Christian.