Dennis and Denise Spence

First United Methodist Church of Monticello welcomed its new pastor, Dennis Spence and his and wife Denise at the church’s “Monday Lunch Bunch” on July 23. The pastor’s birthday was also celebrated by the informal luncheon group that meets at the church every Monday at noon. Prior to becoming the church’s pastor, Spence was the district superintendent over all Methodist churches in the South Arkansas district. Spence’s wife, Denise is a speech pathologist for the Drew Central School District.