Growth in Fellowship

To the Cascade Family:

It has been a joy and honor to serve you all as an intern alongside the clergy team. During my time here, I have learned a lot about church leadership, administration, and worship. Your clergy staff has remained a constant resource and guide to learning more about ministry and my development as a pastor.

Additionally, though I am an “outsider”--a non-Atlantan and non-member of Cascade UMC--I have felt welcomed and loved by this community of believers. This church reminds me of my home church, Jones Memorial UMC in Houston, Texas; for I have been refreshed by your hospitality and your worship throughout the year. Your “sweet, sweet spirit” and hugs on Sunday mornings have been nurturing and spiritually uplifting.

My prayer is that this congregation will continue to experience the presence of God as all of you seek to make disciples for the transformation of world through Jesus Christ.


Marquice Hobbs

Ministerial Candidate