Our Pastor

Pastor Jerry brings to BHUMC experience in several church and college settings.  His preaching and teaching style connects people to God’s love and grace through understandable everyday examples. 

Bible study pops making scripture come alive in our personal and social lives.  His academic training in American Studies and Education, as well as Theology gives him a unique perspective that he enjoys sharing and engaging with people. 

He says, “I want people to be excited about their faith and come to church ready to explore, open up to new vistas of hope and possibility in their lives.  Bring your emotions and your brains to our sailboat church as we catch the winds of the Spirit and explore new places where God will take us. 

Whether playing Ebenezer Scrooge during a special Advent series called The Redemption of Scrooge, baptizing children and adults into the faith and church family, or kayaking with people on the lakes and rivers of our region, his mission is to bring to expression the incredible, life-changing power of the love of Jesus Christ and appreciation of the beauty of God’s Creation.

I want newcomers to share with me their heart, their dreams, their possibilities of serving Christ and the world.  If we do not have a means for them to bring their faith-filled convictions to fruition we will walk with them in creating something new.

WE are a deliberately intergenerational congregation, that is we encourage interaction between the Great Generation and Tweeners and Y’s, Boomers and Gen X.  There is so much we can learn from one another and involvement of every generation in worship and church activities is so enjoyable and rewarding. 

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