Interim Pastor

Rev. Bruce Jones

Rev. Dr. Bruce A. Jones continues to serve as GAPC’s Interim Pastor. Rev. Jones began in March of 2020 as the Covid pandemic shut everything down. During this challenging time, he led us to explore online worship and guiding Zoom meetings.  Additionally, Rev. Jones continues to guide the transitional process to prepare the way for our next called and installed pastor. 

Rev. Jones is a lifelong Presbyterian. He grew up in a small congregation in Northern New York State. The faith formation at the Scotch Presbyterian Church in Chipman provided an anchor for life and theological exploration. Through the transitions of college and an early professional career in 4-H Youth Develop, various Presbyterian congregations nurture his faith and leadership development. He served actively in each congregation: singing in choir, serving on committees, advising youth groups, teaching Sunday School, and ordained a Deacon. This culminated in Bruce answering the sense of God’s call to full-time ordained ministry in 1993.  

Rev. Jones graduated from University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS) in 1996. He served congregations in Muscoda and Janesville, Wisconsin. In 2011, Rev. Jones received his Doctor of Ministry at UDTS in transformational leadership. His dissertation, Reclaiming the Biblical Role of Elders: Equipping the Saints to Lead the Local Congregation developed a training program for congregational leaders.  Based on his ministry verse, Ephesians 4:11-13, he explored preaching and teaching resources to equip congregational leaders to serve.  

Rev. Jones took a sabbatical from congregational ministry in 2016-2018. He attended Transitional Ministry Training in St. Louis, MO and began intentional interim ministry. GAPC is his second Interim Pastor position. He enjoys guiding congregations through this time of transition and providing pastoral care to members. His training and time serving on the Presbytery of Milwaukee Commission on Transitional Ministry has prepared him to guide congregations through this important time in the life of the congregation. 

Rev. Jones and his wife, Krista live in Janesville with their two sons. Jonathan, a freshman, attends UW LaCrosse and pole vaults on the track team. Alex is a sophomore at Milton High School and is the goaltender on the hockey team.

  December 2021  
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