You’re invited to the special service.
Rev. Jenny Smith Walz will be installed as Lead Pastor at Princeton United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 9 at a 10 a.m. worship service in the century-old sanctuary, followed by a reception from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. You are warmly invited to help welcome her to the community that day.
A coach and spiritual director, Rev. Jenny has been called to help people come more fully alive as deeply committed disciples of Jesus Christ, particularly through practices of spiritual formation, liturgy, and community-building justice and service. She joins a pastoral staff that includes Rev. Dr. Ginny Cetuk, administrative pastor; Rev. Erik ‘Skitch’ Matson, discipleship pastor; Phoebe Quaynor, director of Christian education; and Rev. Gerri Fowler, spiritual formation pastor.
Families will worship together on September 9, and child care will be available. Sunday School will begin at the Fall Kickoff on September 16.
A graduate of Baylor University and Duke Divinity School, Rev. Jenny served churches in Arizona for 12 years and was on the pastoral team at Trinity UMC in Hackettstown for six years. “I’m delighted to be in Princeton, with all its wonderful diversity, and I look forward to making new friends and hearing the stories they have to tell,” she says. She and her husband Robert, an engineer, have a four-year-old son, Elliot.
Rev. Jenny gets great joy from getting to know people from diverse backgrounds, and she would love to get to know you and your story. “There is always a place for you to join us as we explore faith and joyfully respond to God’s love together,” she says.
The building is wheelchair accessible and parking is free on Sunday mornings.