By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Trinity Methodist Church welcomes new pastor


Last updated 6/3/2021 at 8:37am

Katie Teachout

Ella DeDeaux, formerly of Mississippi and now an Odessa resident, is the new pastor at Trinity Methodist Church in Ritzville.

RITZVILLE – Trinity Methodist Church welcomed Pastor Ella DeDeaux of Odessa as their new pastor May 1.

DeDeaux and her husband James DeDeaux moved from Mississippi to Odessa at the end of 2019, when James was hired as a mental health therapist at the Odessa Clinic.

Before the move, Pastor DeDeaux was pastor of two United Methodist churches in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She said she and her husband attended Trinity Methodist before Pastor Michelle Mitchell asked her to take over her role in the church.

DeDeaux became a pastor in 2013. Prior to that, she worked as a teacher, mostly in e...

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