January 22, 2018
Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Susquehanna Conference,
Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of Our Brokenness and Hope of the World!
Joyfully, I want to share this very exciting news with our entire conference family. Rev. Jason R. Mackey will be appointed as the new Director of Connectional Ministries and Administrative Services of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2018. Jason will be a member of the Extended Cabinet in his new role.
Rev. Mackey is currently serving as the Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown. During his time as their pastor, the Trinity congregation has demonstrated a strong ability and witness as a vibrant, vital congregation and is experiencing significant growth spiritually, as well as numerically. Prior to this appointment, Jason was one of the pastors at CrossPoint United Methodist Church. While on staff, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Perking Point, a coffee house ministry. Jason’s first appointment was Stevens Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Rev. Mackey has also been serving as the Chairperson of our conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. His knowledge and leadership of these very critical areas is greatly appreciated and will continue to be a huge asset to the conference. He has also served on the Sessions Committee.
Jason is a transformational leader who is very excited about what God is birthing today. In each of his appointments, Rev. Mackey has been intentional and instrumental in helping each congregation connect with their neighborhood. The same capacity and spirit will flow into his new ministry setting and flourish. He will respond to the demanding responsibilities with competence, confidence, and grace. I know that God has many wonderful things in store for the Susquehanna Conference in and through his outstanding gifts in ministry.
I would like to ask you to uphold Jason, his wife Christy, and their children Eli and Christian in prayer. Also, please pray as well for the Trinity congregation during this time of transition. God is faithful and will continue to be with us for such a time as this.
With You In Christ’s Ministry,
Jeremiah J. Park