Pastor Dean Byrom has been the Minister of Visitation for about 3 years with Senior Pastors Rita Platt, Tracy Cox and Scott Berkley. From 1985 to 1992, he was pastor of Grace U.M.C., one of the three churches that joined together to form New Brighton U.M.C. His roles in the life of the church have been pastoral visitation, consulting with the Senior Pastor, and occasionally preaching and leading in worship in the pastor's absence. Dean is a United Methodist pastor who retired in 2010 with 43 years of service. He lives in Ohio Township with his wife of 28 years, Dawna.