Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Austin Tahoe

Austin Tahoe

The Rev. Dr. Austin Rivera began leading Eagle United Methodist Church on July 1.

Austin grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a lifelong United Methodist.  He experienced the first stirrings of a call to ministry in high school but did not really begin to embrace it until he was in college.  After finishing seminary at Duke Divinity School, he returned to Kansas to serve as associate pastor at First UMC in Emporia, Kansas.  For the past four years, he has been a PhD student focusing on the literature and history of the early Church at Yale University.

Austin has a passion for preaching and teaching the gospel and making the spiritual riches of the early Church available to Christians today.  In his spare time he enjoys watching sports (especially Kansas basketball), going to the movies and spending time with family.”