who We Are
The First United Methodist Church of Eugene is a Reconciling Congregation. As followers of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we affirm that all people are created in the image of God, are beloved children of God, and are worthy of God’s grace. In accord with the ministry of John Wesley, we hold to a vision of an inclusive church that welcomes people of diverse faith journeys, beliefs, and opinions in a loving and caring community. All persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, age, race, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, and economic situation are welcome to attend, join, and participate fully in the life of our faith community as sisters and brothers in Christ.
Rev. Pamela is passionate about ministry and believes it is the best vocation in the world! She loves designing worship and working collaboratively with people believing that as we come around the table, we each have a piece of the puzzle that is transformative ministry!
Pastor Adam and his family moved to Oregon in July of 2015, and have since fallen in love with Eugene. He is having so much fun getting to know our community, and connecting with new people in new ways. Pastor Adam believes passionately in our mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Pastor Adam previously served at Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC; and Bethesda United Methodist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. He has a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Arts in International Security from Georgetown University, where his study focused on security in developing countries.
Before working in the church, Rev. Briddell served as higher education policy advisor to Senator Michael B. Enzi, chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Rev. Briddell also worked as Manager of Biotechnology Education at the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that works to develop export and food aid markets for U.S. agricultural products in Senegal, Burkina Faso, and South Africa.
Adam and his wife Raymie have three children.