Pastor Joe Agne
Pastor Joe Agne is committed to working with members and friends of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church to grow as a congregation that listens across difference and sees inclusiveness as a blessing. He believes everyone has a story to tell but not everyone has someone to listen. The church strives to listen to all.
"The most meaningful life is one balanced with a journey inward and a journey outward," says Pastor Joe. He believes in strengthening one's faith through prayer, Bible study and worship coupled with reaching out to others to feed, clothe and shelter those in need and working to confront injustice. His ministry in Cedaredge embraces the church's long-time invitation: "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors."
Pastor Joe has served churches in Illinois, New York and Colorado. In 2010, he moved from New York City to Gilpin County, Colorado, a county of about 5,000 people, then came to Cedaredge in July 2016.
Pastor Joe and his wife, Dana Jones, have four children and five grandchildren. They share their lives with their pup, Jake, a rescue from Surface Creek Animal Shelter, and Kitsune, also a rescue.