Sioux Falls church welcomes first female pastor

(Sioux Falls, SD) -- For the first time in its 150 years of existence, First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls has welcomed it first female pastor.  Pastor Sara Nelson says it has been wonderful meeting everyone within the congregation and the community as well.  First United Methodist has been on South Spring Avenue since 1913 but it was begun inside the walls of Fort Dakota in 1871.  Until today, all of its leaders have been males -- until Pastor Nelson was named its pastor.