Rev. Dr. Jeff McDonald
Lenee, Bailey and I are so glad to be at First UMC Nacogdoches, in many ways it is like being home again. Lenee and I both have degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and Lenee grew up just down the road in Lufkin. I have previously served churches in Lake Jackson, Lufkin, Sugar Land, Trinity and Chandler.
I grew up in Houston and graduated from J. Frank Dobie High School. After High School I earned an Associate’s Degree in English from San Jacinto College, a Bachelor’s in Christian Education from Centenary College of Louisiana, a MA in History from SFASU, a M.Div. from Southern Methodist University and a D.Min. from Houston Graduate School of Theology.
I am active in Conference and District activities, including serving as co-dean for Local Pastor Licensing School and a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry, Camp Director in the Southwest, East and Northwest Districts and Camp Coordinator and Registrar in the Northwest District. I have also been privileged to direct UM ARMY and Big House camps. In addition to many local mission projects our family has been active in missions in Reynosa, Mexico as well as trips to Haiti and Costa Rica. In 2011 we attended the World Methodist Conference in Durban, South Africa.
"Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing."
I Thessalonians 5:11