On September 13th, 2020, the congregation of St. John United Church of Christ in Collinsville Illinois overwhelmingly voted to extend a call to the Reverend Jennifer Sowell Glover to be its next Senior Pastor. Reverend Sowell Glover accepted the call and began her ministry at St John on November 15, 2020. She will be is the first woman to serve as St John’s Senior Pastor in its 126-year history.
Pastor Jenn has served United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations in Maryland, New York and Florida. Pastor Jenn’s education includes the University of Richmond, Union Theological Seminary and Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary.
Pastor Jenn has a passion for pastoral care and preaching. She has a thorough understanding of the Bible and enjoys sharing that knowledge through Bible Studies and Christian Education programs for all ages. Her life has been one of great hospitality and extravagant welcome.She is looking forward to partnering with St. John UCC, as we continue to extend God’s Love and Grace as “The Church in the Heart of the Community, with the Community at Heart”.
Pastor Jenn has been married to her husband Mark Allen for 18 years. He who is employed in real estate and has also written a novel which he is working to get published. They have two
sons, Aaron and Mark, who are in 8th and 7th grades in school. St. John UCC’s members are excited to welcome Pastor Sowell Glover to Collinsville and surrounding communities. Members also welcome and invite everyone to join us for online worship services on Sundays.
St. John UCC’s members are excited to welcome Pastor Sowell Glover to Collinsville and surrounding communities. Members also welcome and invite everyone to join us for online worship services on Sundays.
Individuals wishing to contact Pastor Jenn may do so by calling St. John’s Office at (618) 344-2526.
Additional information regarding the dates, times and options for virtually attending participating in worship services may be found on St. John UCC’s website (www.StJohnUCC-Collinsville.org) and its Facebook (www.facebook.com/Stjohnucccollinsville).