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La Conner Methodists lose pastor, but the town will keep her

"I love La Conner; I love the church and I love the people." La Conner United Methodist Church Pastor Marcella Baker repeated that phrase often in an interview Saturday.

Her parishioners also repeatedly commented on her great love and her great faith.

"We are extremely happy for her getting ready for retirement; but very sad for our part because she is a fabulous woman and has incredible faith," said parishioner Anita Mesman.

Bill Taylor, a member for nine years said, "She is spot on – the epitome of being a sympathetic pastor ... . She is so supportive when she is dealing with people in the c...


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