Meet the Pastor
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I am Pastor Rich Gutheil and I am blessed to serve the wonderful people here at Antioch UMC. I am originally from Miamisburg, Ohio and graduated, let's just say MANY years ago! I have a beautiful wife, Deb, a daughter Jaime who lives in Piqua, and a crazy dog named Amos! I love to sing and enjoy many styles of music. I enjoy laughter and making others laugh and am blessed to find something fun in all areas of life. I love sports, especially golf since I am too old to play baseball anymore. And I love to read.
I have been in ministry through leading worship teams at several churches for about 15 years before the call to the Pastorate, which began in January of 2010 in Versailles, Ohio. After serving there for four and a half years, I was appointed to Verona UMC, in Verona, Ohio I June of 2014 and still continue to serve as their pastor to this day and was given the opportunity to also serve here at Antioch in a two-point charge.
I am honored, and consider it the greatest blessing of my life, to be able to bring the Good News of Great Joy, found in Jesus Christ on a daily basis to those God has allowed me to shepherd and to all who are seeking to find their way to eternal happiness!
Come and join us and be a part of our family! We are waiting to serve you and share God's unconditional love with all who enter our doors!
In Service to Christ and you,