Rev. Jim Pollard

Rev. Jim Pollard has been appointed as Interim Pastor of Christ Church to serve for up to one year.
A long-time member of our choir and a frequent guest preacher, Jim is the husband of our Minister for Christian Education & Community Life, Sally Pollard. Jim served as Associate Pastor at CUMC earlier in his career, and served as Pastor at the Pekin, Lakewood, Webster, and Williamsville UM churches. He served interim appointments at Rochester Asbury First UMC and Lincoln Memorial UMC in Buffalo.
Rev. Pollard served as Rochester District Superintendent, currently serves as a Trustee of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and is also an AARP Driver Safety instructor.
In accepting his appointment, Rev. Pollard offered the following words:
“I am honored to accept appointment as your Interim Pastor. I see my interim role as enabling Christ UMC to “re-found” itself for the present & future ministries of the church, working with church leaders, members, & participants to envision & engage in ministry in new forms and new ways. I invite you to join the journey of faith toward the “land that God will show us,” guided & equipped by the Holy Spirit through worship, prayer, study, & continuing service. ”

We are excited to have Rev. Pollard with us as Christ Church seeks to “live Christ’s ways and explode with love and service!”