McRorey’s presentation will focus on his experience as probationer minister with the British Methodist Conference in Liverpool, England, from September 2005 to August 2006.
The program begins with lunch served from 11:30 until noon, and the lecture beginning by 12:05 and ending by 1 p.m. The cost is $7 per program or $25 for the series. Men are also encouraged to attend.
Reservations may be made by calling the St. Philip’s office at 358-2730 by the Friday afternoon preceding the luncheon; those with series reservations will be automatically included. Late reservations will be accepted on the answering machine or by calling before 10 o’clock Monday morning, if space is still available.
McRorey is a native of South Texas, graduating from high school in Carrizo Springs in 1983. He received a bachelor’s degree of business administration in 1987 and a master’s degree in public administration in 1992, both from Angelo State University. While working in a frame shop in San Angelo, he served as director of youth at St. Luke UMC from 1988-2002.
McRorey’s ministerial career began in 1999 when he attended the Local Pastor Licensing School of the Southwest Texas Conference of the UMC. After completion of his course work in 2000, he was appointed to St. Luke UMC in San Angelo, where he served as associate pastor with primary duties in youth and family ministry.
In 2002, McRorey was accepted into Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and completed a master of divinity degree in 2005.
At Candler, he had the opportunity to apply to the British-American Ministry Programme as a probationer minister with the British Methodist Conference and was accepted into that program after his graduation in 2005. McRorey and his family spent a year in Liverpool, England, where he served as a circuit minister for the British Methodist Church.
Returning to South Texas in the summer of 2006, McRorey was appointed pastor of FUMC in Alice, serving there until June 2010. While in Alice, he was appointed a commissioned local pastor with the SWTX Conference and, after a three-year provisional period, was ordained an elder in June 2010 and appointed to FUMC in Beeville.
McRorey has served Methodist churches in San Angelo and Alice; in Decatur, Ga.; and in Crosby and Waterloo, England. He serves on the Corpus Christi District Board of Ordained Ministry, the SWTX Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and is a liaison pastor and theological tutor in the conference’s Residence in Ministry Program.
An active member of the Beeville Ministerial Alliance, McRorey also serves as president of the Beeville Vineyard Board.
He and his wife, Cathy, have a daughter, Ann Elise, and three dogs: Buster of England, Barkley of Alice and Louie, a local addition by Ann Elise.