Subject: Associate Pastor Transition Announcement
On Sunday, March 25, it was announced to the Lovely Lane congregation that Bishop Laurie Haller has appointed Jennifer Seylar to be the next Associate Pastor of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. She will succeed Rev. Gayle Wilcox who has served the church since 2007.
Pastor Jenny will assume her new position on July 1.
As background, Jenny currently serves as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Tipton, Iowa, where she was appointed in 2015. Previously, she served congregations in Cedar Rapids at Bertram, Solon and Lovely Lane.
Jenny and her husband Dale were married for 28 years until his unexpected passing in 2017. She is mother to Ethan, a high school senior in Iowa City; Callie, a senior at Simpson College in Indianola; and Andy, wife Stephanie and baby daughter Emmalyn, who live in Coralville.
The SPPRC committee had the opportunity to meet with Jenny on Wednesday evening and we all rejoiced to be reconnected!
The Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) will provide additional details on the transition process, including special events this summer. In the meantime, please keep Pastor Jenny and her family in your prayers as they prepare for her transition and for the congregation of the Tipton First United Methodist Church.
If you were unable to attend services on Sunday and would like to hear the message about the transition, please visit www.lovelylane.org/sermons/