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Ministry Team

Who We Are


Rev. Karen Pruette

Karen was appointed to Bath UMC in September, 2023.

She is a full-time Licensed Local Pastor, who splits her time between Bath UMC and the Albemarle Charge UMC in Roper, NC. Karen is passionate about the study of God's Word and about developing relationships with people as she shares the Gospel. Karen feels strongly about welcoming all people into the church to worship God together.

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Zina Burbage

Lay Leader

Zina has been a member of Bath UMC for several years where she has used her talents in many areas of ministry. Following her true passion, Zina coordinates with organizations to bring the message of the Gospel to those local to Eastern North Carolina and abroad. 

Mark & Melissa Clinkscales

Youth Directors

Melissa and Mark have been a part of the Bath community for many years. Their background in education, coupled with being parents of two teenage boys, has given them a heart to work with youth. Through the youth group, they desire to help young adults develop a personal relationship with Jesus, study the Bible, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them through life’s situations. They welcome any middle or high school students of the community to join this group.

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