Church activity prepared McBride for the pulpit
November 5, 2020
COLFAX - Ed McBride has been in a position he never planned to be in, yet experiences for almost 50 years have prepared him for it.
McBride grew up in Potlatch, Idaho, where he met a girl named Connie in the first-grade who later became his wife. They moved to Colfax in 1972 and became members of the United Methodist Church.
Unexpectedly, McBride is now the lay pastor of the church, a role that is helping to fill the void created by the loss of Connie almost a year ago.
A lay pastor is someone who is not a seminary graduate. McBride has long been a lay servant, filling in for the congreg...