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Prayer Time Wednesday, Aug 15 @ 10:00 AM
Mission Team Thursday, Aug 16 @ 4:30 PM
United Methodist Men Friday, Aug 17 @ 7:00 AM
Contemporary Worship Sunday, Aug 19 @ 8:30 AM

Meet Rev. Melly Momo, Our New Associate Pastor

momoRev. Melly T Momo is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she was ordained as an Elder in the South Congo Conference of the United Methodist church July, 23rd, 2003. Prior to her calling, Rev. Momo served in youth ministry and as a choir member for a number of years. She was a French Junior High school teacher for a year soon after her completion of a bachelor of Art in French Linguistics at ISP (Institut Superieur de Pedagogie de Lubumbashi).


In 1998 Rev. Momo joined the Africa University in Zimbabwe and graduated with a bachelor of Art in Divinity (2002). There at Africa University she was involved with the outreach ministry at the Old Mutare orphanage and campus ministry, and also assisted the Chaplain with worship services. As a student at Africa university she also sang in the choir and was selected three times to tour the USA for the university fundraising. She served at the General Conferences (2000 & 2004) as an interpreter (French, Kiswahili, Lingala & English).


Summer of 2001 Rev. Momo was selected as a member of the Share Our World Program for Summer Camp and served in West Ohio Conference. In September 2003, Rev. Momo joined Iliff School of theology in Denver, Colorado where she graduated in May 2006 with a Master’s in Theological Stud-ies.


Rev. Momo was involved in the ministry of the University Park UMC while a student at Iliff. She also trained as a chaplain (4 Units CPE) in St. Louis, MO and was endorsed by the UMEA March 2010. Before working as a Hospice chaplain for 4 years, she was graciously offered a part time position as an Associate pastor at First UMC Collinsville and worked for 1 year (2011).


In 2015 Rev. Momo was graciously appointed in the IGRC to 2 points charge churches Emmanuel and Zion in Marshall, IL.


Rev. Momo is the oldest of seven children. Only one of her siblings lives here in USA (Columbus, OH) and a close cousin in Indianapolis, IN.  The rest of her family lives in Africa. She is a mother of two; Barakah (boy 12) & Sifa (girl 11), both kids love sports and music. Rev. Momo was married for 3 ½ years and got divorced, one of the painful pieces of her journey.




Rev. Momo is excited and looking forward to join on staff the vibrant Macomb Wesley UMC where she has been appointed by our Bishop as the Associate Pastor starting July 1st, 2018.



Address: 1212 W. Calhoun Street, Macomb, IL 61455-1299     Email: office@macombwesleyumc.com      Phone: (309) 833-2153