Pastor Elizabeth Bell poses at Asbury United Methodist Church in Burlington, Iowa. With a nose ring and tattooed arms, Bell doesn’t look like your typical pastor. The tattoos on her forearms — one of the New Testament Greek word for rejoice, and the other a brightly colored communion cup — aren’t the only ones she has, but they’re the only ones she’ll let people see, she told The Hawk Eye. She got the tattoos about a year ago, and they have served her well as a means of striking up a conversation about faith, something that comes in handy during a time when church pews are becoming more difficult to fill.
Pastor Elizabeth Bell poses at Asbury United Methodist Church in Burlington, Iowa. With a nose ring and tattooed arms, Bell doesn’t look like your typical pastor. The tattoos on her forearms — one of the New Testament Greek word for rejoice, and the other a brightly colored communion cup — aren’t the only ones she has, but they’re the only ones she’ll let people see, she told The Hawk Eye. She got the tattoos about a year ago, and they have served her well as a means of striking up a conversation about faith, something that comes in handy during a time when church pews are becoming more difficult to fill. John Lovretta AP
Pastor Elizabeth Bell poses at Asbury United Methodist Church in Burlington, Iowa. With a nose ring and tattooed arms, Bell doesn’t look like your typical pastor. The tattoos on her forearms — one of the New Testament Greek word for rejoice, and the other a brightly colored communion cup — aren’t the only ones she has, but they’re the only ones she’ll let people see, she told The Hawk Eye. She got the tattoos about a year ago, and they have served her well as a means of striking up a conversation about faith, something that comes in handy during a time when church pews are becoming more difficult to fill. John Lovretta AP

She has a nose ring and tattoos. She’s not your everyday Methodist pastor.

September 20, 2017 6:00 AM

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