The conference of the Western New York District of The Wesleyan Church reconvened on September 25 and elected Dr. Joseph Jennings as its next district superintendent.
replaces Rev. Neil A. Koppen, who resigned recently to accept the senior pastorate of the Fellowship Wesleyan Church
in West Seneca, NY.
The district board of administration conducted a thorough search of thirty-five potential candidates covering the spectrum of General Church leaders, district superintendents, and pastors of large- and mid-size churches.
An extended interview and evaluation process with the top three candidates led to the board's choice of Dr. Jennings
as the nominee.
Dr. Jennings is a graduate of Houghton College, Asbury Seminary, and has a Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
most recent pastorate is Christ Wesleyan Church
in Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Jennings has served the Church on numerous district boards and committees and serves as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University.