Rev. Richard R. Howell, Jr. (Ricky) is a native of Florence, South Carolina. He has been married to his wife, Shawn since 2003. They have a son, Ethan and a daughter, Finley. Rev. Howell is a graduate of West Florence High School, The Savannah College of Art and Design, and Duke Divinity School. Rev. and Mrs. Howell have served churches in Bishopville, Pamplico, Florence, and Beaufort. They have also served United Methodist collegiate ministries at both Francis Marion University in Florence and Winthrop University in Rock Hill. The Howells consider it a blessing and privilege to join the long legacy of ministry at Pendleton United Methodist Church dating back to 1834. Rev. Howell is the 52nd pastor to serve this congregation.