Wesley welcomes new permanent pastor

On behalf of your Staff Parish Relations Committee I am delighted to announce that Wesley United Methodist Church has a permanent minister appointment effective February 1, 2012.

Rev. William “Bill” Flug (Fl-oo-g) comes to us from the Westford, MA United Methodist Church. Pastor, or Rev., Bill is married almost 34 years to Irene Peloquin (a native of Cumberland, RI) together they raised two children, Jacob and Emily, both of whom reside in Rhode Island. He enjoys reading (history, current events and fiction – especially Charles Dickens. Bill also enjoys travel to Maine and New Orleans and sports events with Jake. Bill has been a runner for the past 13 years, and has run the Boston Marathon several times.

He earned B.A. degrees in Sociology and Religion from Tufts College of Tufts University in 1972, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his Masters in Theology from Boston University in 1975, graduating cum laude and continued course work toward a Ph. D. in theology at Boston University.

Pastor Bill served Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, in Rhode Island for 13 years, prior to that serving 12 years at the United Methodist Church of Woburn and 6 years at the Mansfield United Methodist Church, both in Massachusetts. His current pastorate at the United Methodist Church of Westford began in 2007.

He is delighted to be returning to Rhode Island to begin a new phase of ministry here at Wesley. A huge bonus will be the close proximity to their children and “warmer” climate of Rhode Island.

Thank you,
David Philhower
Staff Parish Relations Committee

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