The vision of Main Street is to be an open, diverse and socially conscious congregation where we worship God in love and unity.
"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands."
We are seeking to achieve this vision through the mission of The United Methodist Church: "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." ¶120 The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church as well as through our personal mission to Love God, Share Faith, and Make Christlike Disciples. Both of these missions are scripturally based in the Great Commissioning
"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Rev. Julia Pritchett-Gonzales
Hello! I grew up in Frankfort, IN, so practically neighbors with Kokomo. After graduating from Frankfort Senior High in 2011, I attended Purdue University majored in Communication: Human Relations with minors in English and OLS (Organizational Leadership and Supervision). After completing my education at Purdue I moved to North Carolina for a few years to earn my Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. Even though the winters were much nicer in North Carolina, Indiana has always held my heart so once I was done with the MDiv I packed up and came home. In 2018 I was named the associate pastor at St. Mark's, Carmel and served there before moving to Kokomo.
I received my call to ministry when I was in high school, attending a summer camp at Epworth Forest and having my life changed forever. While at Purdue I was active in the Wesley Foundation and began to recognize the sort of leader and pastor that I wanted to be. It was during my time at Duke that I met my husband, Kyle Gonzales, although the only times he was on Duke's campus was to visit me. We were married in 2019 and have a boxer-shepherd-retriever rescue dog named Addi who keeps us on our toes. A verse that has resonated in my life is Job 32:18, "For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me."
I am grateful to be here and look forward to getting to know you better. Let's get out there and be the hands and feet of Christ for a world in need! If you have a question or prayer request, you can reach me through the "Contact Us" section.
Starting the 2023 school year, our friends at Acacia Academy have moved to a new location at Fairfield Christian Church. We wish the entire Acacia team all the best for this school year and if you have any questions you may reach their headmaster, Rob Hoshaw, at (765) 457-5545