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Wife Pastor At Oneonta’s First UM, Husband Takes Cooperstown Pulpit
‘Power Couple’ Of Methodist Ministry

Wife Pastor At Oneonta’s First UM,

Husband Takes Cooperstown Pulpit

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Rev. Marti Swords-Horrell is a UM pastor in Oneonta, Rev. Dana Horrell, Cooperstown. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)

COOPERSTOWN – Call them a Power Couple of The Cloth.

Rev. Dana Horrell begins his ministry Sunday, July 7, at Cooperstown United Methodist Church, while 32 miles down the road, his wife, Rev. Marti Swords-Horrell, the same day will celebrate her first anniversary as pastor of Oneonta’s First United Methodist Church.

They’re the second such United Methodist husband-and-wife clerical team, joining the Revs. Daniel and Donna Martin, he at Worcester; she at Elm Park in Oneonta.

Horrell succeeds Rev. Thomas LeBeau, who the same day will be presiding at his first service at Kidder Memorial UM Church in Jamestown, after serving three years in Cooperstown. Swords-Horrell succeeded Rev. Teresa Sivers, who was transferred to Ithaca last year.

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