Rev. Thomas C. Pietila, M.Div.
Director of Pastoral Services
Tom is an ordained elder in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist
Church. Born in Ohio, he received his B.A. from Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, in 1974 and his
M.Div. from The Divinity School, Duke University, in 1977. He has served in a variety of ministry
settings and churches in South Carolina since 1977. He has been the Director of Pastoral
Services at McLeod since 2010. He and his wife, Lindy, have two adult daughters and three
grandsons. They worship at Central United Methodist Church, Florence, where Tom is the