Leadership at JROL

We value our leaders and encourage you to use your God-given gifts.

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Craig Ferguson

Lead Pastor

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Pastor Craig began in ministry as a youth pastor in 1998 at Kimball Ave. United Methodist Church in Waterloo, IA. He started serving Geneseo UMC in 2004 and graduated from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in 2007 with his MDIV. He was ordained an Elder of the United Methodist Church in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed to New Hope UMC with the purpose of starting a church in Johnston Iowa. JROL chartered on April 1, 2018. In May of 2021 he completed his Doctorate in innovative, connectional, community oriented ministry. He loves being a part of a church that is innovative, community focused, diverse theologically, and lovingly inclusive.

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Church Council

Stephanie Hersey

Administrative Board Chair

Bill Gibbons

Trustee Chair

Cari Gregg

Finance Chair

Catherine McNeill

SPRC Chair 

Karen Campell

Administrative Board Secretary

Jess Hass

Lay Leader