About our Pastor

Pastor, Rev. Camille Pentsil

The Rev. Camille Pentsil answered a call to ministry at Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Phoenix in 2002. She earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. She was received into full membership by the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2014.


Rev. Pentsil began full time ministry in Las Vegas, Nevada and there she served Zion UMC in North Las Vegas, where she was appointed in 2010. She served previously for two years as pastor in charge at Heritage UMC in Las Vegas.


During her appointment in Las Vegas the Rev. Pentsil has been a leader in the local community serving as president of the Las Vegas Valley Interfaith Sponsoring Committee. She was active in supporting legislation in the Nevada State Legislature to protect at-risk children. She also served on the executive board of the North Las Vegas Choice Neighborhood community transformation project.


Rev Pentsil previously served Tempe First United Methodist Church where she was appointed July 2016. She came to Crossroads United Methodist Church on July 1, 2019, which is located in Portsmouth, Virginia.


She is married with two adult children. Her husband Gerald is a retired after 29 years of service to the Clark County School district. He was a high school science teacher and soccer coach with a passion for youth development.


Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, the Rev. Pentsil moved to Arizona in 1990 for a career in business technology sales and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management.


In a statement of her faith, she wrote: “My passion is serving the people of God by exercising the gifts that he has so graciously given me. Without God I am nothing. With him I am all that he wants me to be.”