Denominations might be headed for death. But for Christians death is not the end.
The Rev. Jennifer C. Williams is currently the pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Kingwood, West Virginia. She was born into a large urban congregation in southern California, and has previously served and worked in a variety of church settings. In North Carolina she was an intern at rural small-membership churches and an associate pastor at a large suburban church, and in West Virginia she was the pastor of a two point charge in small towns and later a station church in a small town. Her lectionary reflections have been published in the Christian Century and Homily Service. She has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an M. Div from Duke Divinity School. Currently, Jenny is the “mean mom” because she won’t yet permit her 7-year-old daughter to read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire due to its theme of adolescent romance and because she is opposed to her 5-year-old son’s habit of picking his nose during the children’s sermon.