Rev. Dr. John E. (Jack) Harnish

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Effective January 1, 2017, the Staff Parish Relations Committee announced the addition of Rev. Jack Harnish as interim Senior Pastor. Pastor Harnish can be reached through the church office at 616-842-7980 ext 22 or email to pastor@umcdunes.org

About Our Pastor: Rev. Dr. John E. (Jack) Harnish

Pastor Harnish is a graduate of Asbury College, Asbury Theological Seminary and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In 2013, he was awarded the Eliza Garrett Distinguished Service award for his leadership in ministry.

Serving as the Associate General Secretary for the United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education for seven years, Pastor Harnish worked with programs of clergy training and theological education around the world, including the establishment of the two new United Methodist seminaries in the Russia and Estonia. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, Tallinn, Estonia, for 12 years.

Pastor Harnish most recently served in Michigan at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor and Interim Pastor at the Traverse Bay United Methodist Church. He currently serves as a Trustee at Adrian College in Adrian, MI.

Along with his wife Judy, Pastor Harnish enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with their two sons, Chris and David and their three grandchildren.

Pastor Harnish can be reached through the church office at 616-842-7980 ext 22 or email pastor@umcdunes.org