A Monroe County Church has a new pastor.

The Stroudsburg United Methodist Church announces that Monica Guepet will be the new reverend. She is the first female to ever be named pastor of the Methodist church since their establishment in 1788. She says she is excited to see what she can bring to the church as a female pastor.

"I could tell that was an exciting thing both for the church and for me when we first met. And the committee that I met with said we are so excited to add a female to the wall of pastors that have served this community," Monica Guepet, Stroudsburg United Methodist Church Pastor, said.

Guepet is taking the place of Bob Shank who was the pastor there for 18 years. Shank held his last sermon two weeks ago before entering into retirement.