MEET OUR PASTOR
Rev. Jenny Smith grew up in Ohio and Alaska. She is a 2005 graduate of Florida Southern College and a 2010 graduate of United Theological Seminary. Jenny was ordained an elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference in 2012. She served two appointments in the Alaska Conference before joining us in July 2015.
Jenny is married to Aaron and they have two children: 5-year-old Isabella and 2-year-old Wesley. Aaron has a background in IT work, music and youth ministry. Isabella loves to dance, bike and eat cereal. Wesley runs everywhere and loves strawberries, baseball and trucks.
They love life in Marysville!
Read some of Jenny's sermons & blog posts:
Great Expectations (1st Sunday at Marysville UMC)
Hard Questions: What do I do with my doubts?
Why Am I Here?
Scary Trains & Incarnation
I have to actually do something?
Why I stay in the United Methodist Church
I would love to be your pastor
What I like most about Marysville UMC: Everyone is welcome. No one is perfect and we know it. We're willing to try new things. Love this place and these people!
Family stats: Husband Aaron, Isabella (5 yrs) & Wesley (2 yrs)
Education: United Theological Seminary in Ohio, Currently an ordained elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference
Favorite food: Breakfast food
Favorite things to do: Paddle boarding, try new recipes, family time and explore Washington state
Contact Pastor Jenny
"Daring Greatly" & "Rising Strong" by Brene Brown
"Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal & Delight in Our Busy Lives" by Wayne Muller
"Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Love Does" by Bob Goff
"Accidental Saints" by Nadia Bolz-Weber
"Carry On, Warrior" by Glennon Doyle Melton