Reverend Dr. Linda A. Ross
Pastor Linda, as she is known in the church and community, has been a true blessing to FUMC-Mays Landing as she brings a wonderful spirit of faith and kindness and love. Her sermons are inspirational and her motto is “with God’s grace, ordinary people and ordinary things become God’s extraordinary work in this world”. Leading Disciple Bible Study is one of her favorite ministries because of the transformation that happens - each and every time! She loves to say: “Every day is an adventure!”
Rev. Dr. Linda A. Ross was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois for her undergraduate degree in Music Education. Rev. Ross was called into the ministry in 1999. She entered Drew Theological School and in 2003 obtained her Masters of Divinity. In 2007 she again entered Drew Theological School and graduated with her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling in 2010. She was an Associate Pastor at Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Hamilton Square for six and a half years. In May of 2008, she was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. We were very fortunate to have Rev. Ross come to the First United Methodist Church of Mays Landing in July of 2010 where she is currently serving and where she is cherished!
Pastor Linda has two adult children, John and Crystal. John and his wife, Ali, reside in Southern California. Her daughter, Crystal makes her home at the Jersey Shore. Pastor Linda’s parents, Lew and Helen Ross, still live in her hometown of Arlington Heights. She loves fitness classes, music, baseball, and the color yellow! And we all know she is a die-hard Cubs fan!
Her favorite Bible verse is “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8