Jeremy Troxler

Pastor, Spruce Pine United Methodist Church

Jeremy Troxler is the pastor of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church in Spruce Pine, N.C. He is the former director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School. He is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Don’t underestimate the possibilities of small, rural churches. After all, Jesus’ hometown was an insignificant agricultural village, says Jeremy Troxler.

Reflective Leadership Grant

Applications Open for the 2023 Reflective Leadership Grant

This grant program is for leaders who are ready to design the next chapter in their ministry. We welcome applicants who serve in a range of leadership roles, from project director to senior administrator, and who are working in a variety of organizations, including denominations, seminaries, church-related colleges, consultancies, congregations, Christian nonprofits, Christian social enterprises and others.

The application deadline is May 15, 2023.