Anaheim United Methodist Church

Meet Our Staff


Rev. Dr. Robert Shepard Jr.


After 39 years as a United Methodist Minister, I retired in July 2000.  The following year my wife, Linda, and I moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where we have lived since.

It was my privilege to serve as the Senior Minister at Anaheim United Methodist Church for fifteen years (1985-2000).  During those years I felt greatly blessed to be surrounded by loyal and hardworking clergy and lay staff, and supported by a congregation of faithful members, whose love and care touched and enriched the lives of both my family and me.  As the years progressed, many of the members of this Church became dear friends.  Linda and I have been richly and deeply blessed in so many ways through our relationship with this congregation for nearly a quarter of a century now.  We thank you for your generous kindnesses throughout all these years!  Being named as a Pastor Emeritus is only the latest of the many expressions of your love.

The good Lord bless you and keep all of you always in his unfailing and steadfast love!