Pastor Jody (or PJ if you like) has been serving the Milton-Marlboro congregation since July of 2010.
PJ is a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church as part of the ordination process. He received a Bachelor of Art degree in Ministerial Religion from Houghton College. In 2015 he received his Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary and was commissioned by the United Methodist Church in June of 2016. In September of 2018 Pastor Jody was also appointed to serve the Memorial UMC in Modena NY. Pastor Jody has also competed two unit of Clinical Pastoral Education and serves as an Associate Chaplin at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.
PJ and Crystal Middleton have been married since 2013, and enjoy navigating life with four fabulous daughters. When not in church you might catch PJ running, biking, fishing, or building something.
"God has put me in a wonderful place. I have a family I adore, a church that it is a blessing to serve, and I live in a beautiful area.
I think the most fundamentally important driving force in my life and ministry is the love of God. I hope that God's immense and relentless love can, in some small way, move through my life and into the world."