New Lead Pastor Will be Installed

New Lead Pastor Will be Installed

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz will be installed September 9

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz will be installed as Lead Pastor at Princeton United Methodist Church (Princeton UMC) on Sunday, September 9. Members of the community – and particularly members of the Princeton Regional Chamber — are invited to the 10 a.m. service in the sanctuary, followed by a reception from 11:30 to 12:30 in Fellowship Hall.

A graduate of Baylor University and Duke Divinity School, the new lead pastor is a trained coach and spiritual director. Among her areas of focus will be spiritual formation, community-building justice, and service. She and her husband Robert, an engineer, have a four-year-old son, Elliot. She has been called to help people come more fully alive as deeply committed disciples of Jesus Christ, particularly through practices of spiritual formation, liturgy, and community-building justice and service.

“My family and I are excited about engaging with the greater Princeton community – getting to know the people, the rhythms, the stories, and the best places to share life together,” says Smith Walz. “There is always a place for you to join us as we explore faith and joyfully respond to God’s love.”

Located on the corner of Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton UMC is a diverse congregation with members from many surrounding communities, backgrounds and faith histories. Childcare is available and the building is wheelchair accessible. Sunday School for all ages will begin at the Fall Kickoff on Sunday, September 16. For information, 609-924-2613 or