Meet Pastor Andrew Conard, a dedicated and passionate spiritual leader who has been serving Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church since July 1, 2019. With over a decade of pastoral experience, Andrew has been answering the call to ministry in the United Methodist Church since 2006.
Andrew’s journey into ministry began during his senior year at Pittsburg State University when he felt inspired to pursue theological education. He enrolled at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and later joined a Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP) at Yellowstone National Park. During that transformative summer, Andrew realized his calling to serve as a pastor in a local church.
Outside the church, Andrew cherishes his family life. His wife, Nicole, is also a United Methodist pastor and serves in the Great Plains Annual Conference’s regional office. Together, they raise their two almost-middle-school-aged children, immersing themselves in their kids’ activities such as Scouts, 4-H, piano, and school events.
In his downtime, Andrew loves gardening and tending to the family’s sprawling front yard garden. He finds joy in planting seeds and reaping the rewards of fresh produce. The Conards also enjoy fresh eggs from their backyard chickens. A tech enthusiast, Andrew is particularly fond of Apple products.
Andrew’s community involvement extends beyond his family and church, as he also serves as the Chair of the Great Plains Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. This organization recruits, equips, and credentials clergy to help United Methodist Churches throughout Kansas and Nebraska.
Andrew’s favorite children’s book is “Goodnight Moon,” which holds a special place in his heart. The book’s soothing rhythm and cherished memories of reading it to his children as infants never fail to bring a smile to his face.
As the dedicated pastor of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Andrew Conard strives to make a lasting impact on the congregation and the wider community, bringing a spirit of warmth, kindness, and passion to all he does.