The Rev. Dr. Julie Boone

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: First United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Julie Boone is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Marietta, GA.

Julie and her husband, Ted, moved to Atlanta in 1999. Julie is originally from California and Ted from Illinois.

Julie is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. During her undergraduate studies, Julie spent a year studying French Literature at La Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France. She received her MDiv from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. In her doctoral work, her emphasis was on Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation. Her doctoral thesis was “Running From Noise into the Silence of Prayer: Encountering ​Lectio Divina and Contemplative Worship."

Julie is a second career pastor and has worn many career hats. She has worked in retail, administration, tutoring, and as a reporter. Before entering the ministry Julie was a stay-at-home mom and an avid church volunteer. She received her call to the ministry while in her home church of Johns Creek UMC. Upon entering the ministry, Julie served on staff as Pastor of Invite at Johns Creek UMC. Julie also served five years as Associate and Executive Pastor of Birmingham UMC in Milton, Georgia, Sr. Pastor of McKendree UMC in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and currently serves as Sr. Minister of First United Methodist Church of Marietta, Georgia. Julie loves teaching, preaching, pastoral care, staff development, and visioning for the future. Mostly she loves God and people.

Julie has served on a number of District and Conference committees. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry and as a member of the Episcopacy Committee. In the past, Julie has served on Church Development, Black Church Development, Connectional Ministries, as a Candidacy mentor for potential clergy, and as a leader for a Residence in Ministry group for new clergy.

While Julie serves the church, her husband Ted works as Director of Knowledge Management for The Forum for Theological Exploration in Decatur, Georgia. Julie and Ted have two awesome sons, Ed who is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and works in Business Development and Nathan who is pursuing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry at Kennesaw State University.

Julie loves to read, travel, go to museums, walk, watch baseball, watch movies and spend time with her family which includes her feisty cat, Zoe, and lovable Golden Retriever, Champ.

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Julie Boone: A True Romance

Tuesday September 29, 2020
The Rev. Dr. Julie Boone takes us to Assisi, Italy, home of St. Francis, who made the difficult decision to give up everything he had to follow Jesus, just as St. Paul did. We can appreciate these stories of sacrifice, suffering, and service for God, but surely that is not expected of us today, is it?