The Sunbury UMC Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) recently made the following appointment announcement, on behalf of Bishop Tracy Malone:
It is expected that effective July 1, 2024, Bishop Tracy S. Malone will
appoint Rev. Jake Hesket to be pastor of Sunbury UMC.
Rev. Heskett is currently serving at North Canton Faith UMC in the Central
Valley District, where he has been serving since 2020. He has also served at
Nankin, Polk, and Winterset/Antrim UMCs. He obtained his Master’s in
Divinity in 2020 from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio in
Delaware, Ohio. He has been married to Rebekah for 9 years, and they have
5 children (Caleb, Isabella, Harmonie, Blayne and Logan).
Our Staff Parish Relations Committee met with Rev. Heskett and Rebekah,
and our District Superintendent, Rev. Nestor Nazario, on Friday. Rev.
Heskett is excited to be coming to our church. He’s young, enthusiastic, and
energizing. His wife Rebekah has a heart for children.
We continue to be grateful to Pastor Gordon Myers for his pastoral
leadership in helping us fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus
Christ for the transformation of the world. We still have some time together
with Gordon and Kathyrn before his retirement in July, where we can
continue to express our love and gratitude to them for being part of our
community of faith as a church since 2019.