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UMC Pastor and Deacon

Amy Leachman serves as the Pastor of Bethesda. Amy believes we are all created in God’s image and that we each need to claim our own belovedness. She is called to be healing reminder of God’s love and journey with others towards spiritual, emotional, and physical wholeness. 

Amy is married to Jack and they have three children- Matt, Gracie, and Woody and a golden retriever Pawley.  She loves the mountains and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, especially around a good campfire!

Amy is ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and has been serving as a minister in Asheville since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver.

Cell: 828.772.0035