By Charlene Hoeflich
March 21, 2014
POMEROY — Alethata Botts is the new pastor of the New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Pomeroy.
The Columbus native who formerly pastored two churches, one at Tarlton in Pickaway County, and the other in South Perry in Laurelville in Hocking County, assumed the pastoral work of the Pomeroy church on March 2.
She is a 2013 graduate of the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. She and her husband, Thomas, a licensed electrician, have moved into the Methodist Parsonage at 211 Mulberry Ave. in Pomeroy.
The Rev. Mrs. Botts was very complimentary about her welcome into the community and expressed her enthusiasm for having the opportunity to live in a small town. She said she looks forward to continuing the various activities of the church, including the Alive at Five contemporary worship service that is open to all ages and denominations, and perhaps initiating a Wednesday night Bible study following the regular choir practice.
Prior to entering the ministry, she worked for many years in the state Attorney General’s Office in Columbus.