Before a responding to a call to ministry Rev. Marianne Brown, a Maryland native, worked in the finance field. At the same time she raised her children as a single mother. Active in her home church, Rev. Brown served in various areas of leadership with a particular emphasis in areas of Worship, Missions, and Stephen Ministry.
In addition, Brown worked as a volunteer advocate for victims of domestic violence accompanying them to police, hospital, or court. She worked with community advocates and leaders to establish a shelter for victims of domestic violence, co-writing the proposal that spurred local officials to fund a shelter for its most vulnerable citizens.
With a degree in English, Brown entered Wesley Theological Seminary in 2004, graduating with honors in 2008. While studying Brown served as a student pastor serving congregations in Baltimore County and Western Maryland; after commissioning, she served Arnolia UMC in Parkville before her appointment to Brookfield-Immanuel Charge in Southern Maryland.
Pastor Marianne enjoys travel, reading, theatre, gardening, as well as, crochet, cross stitch and scrapbooking. She also has three beautiful grandchildren and a pug named Angel (what else could I name a preacher’s dog?). Angel loves to travel, which is a good thing for the dog of an itinerant Methodist pastor. .
Pastor Marianne feels called particularly to equip the congregations she serves to engage in ministry locally and globally so that the kingdom of God becomes more visible, bringing the hope and assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ!
She has a passion for preaching, teaching, and helping people to recognize and experience God’s abundant love and grace.