PUMC to Host D.S. Installation (9/21/14)

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Effective July 1, the Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak became our new District Superintendent, Replacing Rev. Richard Nichols (who was appointed as the Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown).

Bishop John Schol.  Rev. Jisun Kwak is in the background (on the right).  During 2014 Annual Conference.

Bishop John Schol. Rev. Jisun Kwak is in the background (on the right). During 2014 Annual Conference.

On Sunday September 21, our church will have the honor of hosting her service of installation as the Superintendent of the Delaware Bay District.  The service will begin at 3:00 PM, and a reception will be held in our Fellowship Hall afterwards.

Bishop John Schol, the presiding bishop of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference will help officiate during the service.  Our praise team and a district-wide choir will sing during the service.




During the service of installation, the following litany will be read:

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Note: “L” means “Leader (probably Bishop Schol), “DS” and “Name” refer to Dr. Kwak.

Installation Introduction of the District Superintendent:   The Covenant Service

L: Name, you have been appointed to be among us for the ministry of Word and Sacrament; and called to a special ministry of supervision and leadership. You are called to guard the faith, to seek the unity, and to exercise the discipline of the Church and to supervise and support the Church’s life, work, and mission. Do you affirm your commitment to these ministries in our midst?

DS: I affirm my commitment to these ministries in our midst.

L: Sisters and brothers in Christ, as a people committed to participate in the ministries of the Church by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness, will you support and uphold Name in these ministries?

All: We welcome you. We celebrate your appointment to the Delaware Bay District. We pledge to you our support in our mutual ministry in the name of Jesus.

Presentation of Signs of District Superintendency

Name, take this Bible, and be among us one who proclaims the Word, for the edification of believers and the conversion of the world. Amen

Name, take this water, be renewed in your baptism and renew us in ours. Amen

Name, take this bread and cup, and keep us in communion with Christ and his Church. Amen

Name, take this hymnal and book of worship, to guide us in our prayer and praise. Amen

Name, take this towel and basin, and be among us as one who serves. Amen

Name, take this stole, and shepherd us as a pastor. Amen

Name, take this Book of Discipline, and strengthen our connections as United Methodists. Amen

Name, take this globe, and lead us in our mission to all the world. Amen.

This bio. is from the conference web site:

Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak

Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak

Jisun Kwak has been serving as the District Superintendent of the Gateway North District of the Greater New Jersey Conference since 2011.  To the position of District Superintendent she brings experience as a church growing pastor, a professional pastoral counselor, an adjunct professor with the cross cultural perspective and a mother.

A proud native of South Korea, Jisun received her bachelor’s degree in theology and social work from Yonsei University. She then came to the United States and continued her studies, earning a master’s in both divinity and philosophy at Drew University. Jisun garnered a Ph. D degree in religion and psychology from the Casperson School of Graduate Studies at Drew University.


GNJAC cabinet consisting of Bishop Schol and the 9 District Superintendents.

GNJAC cabinet consisting of Bishop Schol and the 9 District Superintendents.

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