Mindy Coates was a certified local pastor serving Bethel UMC in New Windsor from 2000-2004. Incidentally, this church was built on the 3rd classroom of Robert Strawbridge. From 2004-2014, Mindy served at Patapsco (Finksburg) and Mt Gilead (Reisterstown) United Methodist Churches. She also worked as an on-call chaplain for Carroll County Hospital and was co-chaplain for Carroll Hospice from 2009-2012. Since 2014, she has taken time away from serving her own churches to finish her BA in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University (10/15 graduation). Currently she is working on her Master of Divinity program also from Grand Canyon University.