Pastor Bio


The Rev. Todd Vick is the Senior Pastor of Salem UMC.  He was appointed to Salem in July of 2014 he has over 15 years of ministry experience involving youth, emerging adults, young adults, pastoral, and lay involvement ministries.  An Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, Todd holds a B.S. in Youth Ministries from John Brown University and an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Carrie have two wonderful boys Elijah and Riley, they along with their dog, Rascal, keep life interesting, loud, and active in the Vick home.  Todd’s passion is for the grace of God to invade and radically change lives through one-on-one discipleship and intentional group teaching in the context of a caring and loving missional community.  Todd blogs and resources the church at www.toddvick.com.

Ministry Experience/Appointments

Vesta UMC Pastor June 26, 2013 – June 30, 2014
St. Paul UMC Ft. Smith, AR Associate Pastor for Youth Ministries March 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014
The Bridge UM Campus Ministry at UA Fort Smith Founding Campus Minister January 2007 – February 2011
First UMC Fort Smith, Ar Minister of Lay Involvement and Young Adults September 2006 – February 2011
First UMC Fort Gibson, OK Director of Youth Ministries October 2004 – September 2006
Wesley UMC Springdale, AR Youth and Families Minister February 2004 – September 2004
First UMC Ozark, AR Youth Minister May 2002 – August 2003
Fort Smith Young Life Volunteer Leader and Student Staff August 2001 – June 2003
West District AR Conference District Council on Youth Ministries Resource officer and Co-coordinator Aug. 2000 – May 2002, Sept. 2006 – May 2007, March 2009 – January 2010