Dr. Ed Robb Announces Retirement

Ed Talk with Dr. Robb and Mark

Welcome to the third and final episode of Ed Talks. In this episode, Dr. Robb and Mark discuss the necessary renovations for the Sanctuary. They share an exciting vision for the beautiful space as a place to create both traditional and contemporary worship experiences for all ages. They also touch on Dr. Robb’s plans for the future.

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Celebrate Dr. Robb’s Retirement

Sunday, June 27 at 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, June 27, Dr. Robb will be speaking in all services as we celebrate his retirement. Please join us for church and a reception at 12:15 p.m. You can greet Ed and Beverley in a receiving line and then enjoy an outdoor celebration on the plaza.

Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

Friday, June 18 at noon – Sunday, June 20 at noon

Caring Ministry would like to invite our community of faith to join in a Weekend of Prayer and Fasting for Dr. Robb and Rev. Mark Sorensen in this season of transition. As we come to a time of transition in the life of The Woodlands UMC, we join together to pray for Dr. Ed Robb as he retires, thankful for his faithful service to God's vision for the church, and for Rev. Mark Sorensen, as he steps in to lead the church into the future.


Dr. Robb Retirement

Dr. Edmund W. Robb III will be retiring as Senior Pastor of The Woodlands UMC effective June 30, 2021, at the end of the Texas Annual Conference year. Dr. Robb founded the church in 1978 when The Woodlands was only a fledgling community of families. He has remained as the pastor of the church for 43 years and has overseen the tremendous growth of church membership and outreach. Bishop Scott Jones will appoint Reverend Mark Sorensen to become the Senior Pastor upon the retirement of Dr. Robb.

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Do you have Questions?

Dr. Robb and Mark are working through the transition and your questions are important to us. We will update this page throughout the transition process so please refer back for additional information.

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Added: 6/18/2021