Meet our Pastor

The Long’s-Cruso Charge is served by Rev. Peter Constantian. He graduated from Duke Divinity School in May 2019 with an M.Div. His previous career was in international development, agriculture, and public health. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and worked as a Program Officer for John Snow, Inc. (JSI), supporting public health projects in Uganda and Nigeria. His development work taught him the important role religious leaders and congregations play in uplifting their community in all sectors. The Holy Spirit moved him to consider how he might be well suited to help address some of the social evils at work in American society as a pastor of a rural church rather than in rural communities abroad. The first step is demonstrating his priority to see the people of his local congregations as human beings whom he loves and cares for – not as problems to be solved. He hopes his sermons convey both a deep love for people and a deep longing for a world where all are seen, all are welcome, all are loved, and all are fed.

A special request for online giving

I believe in the work of this church and its positive impact on the local community. I hope we will be able to continue to serve together for a long time. Until very recently, however, your only way of financially supporting our work was to come to church and leave something in the offering plate. COVID-19 has made that impossible, but with your help the work of Long’s United Methodist Church can continue. Would you consider making an online donation through our Conference website? You have my thanks for anything you can give. – Peter