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Meet the New Pastor

Pastor Jake was been appointed to Gethsemane on September 1, 2017.

Before coming to Gethsemane, Pastor Jake served at Kenton United Methodist Church from 2013-2017. Prior to being a pastor, Jake served for three years as the Director of Youth Ministries at Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, DE.

Jake grew up in Georgetown, DE and is a 2004 graduate of Sussex Central High School. In 2009, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. In 2016, Jake earned a Master of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary, which is just outside of Philadelphia. Pastor Jake was Commissioned as a Provisional Elder in The United Methodist Church at Annual Conference in 2016.

Jake is passionate about being a leader in the local church, making disciples, loving all people and striving to always grow in faith through worship, prayer, study, accountability and more. Jake and his wife, Emily, have two children named Luke and Elizabeth; they will be adopting their first child together sometime before the end of this year. Jake and Emily love to spend time in Rehoboth Beach, Williamsburg, VA, North Carolina, and taking rides around Delmarva.

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