The Paul Martin Fiser, M.D./Rev. James and Marie Christie Endowed Missions Lectureship is envisioned to support a stimulating lecturer annually, hosted by St. James, on the topic of the church’s responsibility for, and activities in, missions, domestic and international. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you….”
If we are to make disciples, we must channel God’s love and demonstrate it by
feeding, caring for, and tending his sheep.
Join us for the 2019 Fiser-Christie Lectureship Series featuring Rev. Jessica LaGrone
November 9-10, 2019

Rev. Jessica LaGrone is the Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She is an acclaimed pastor, teacher, speaker, and writer whose engaging communication style endears her to groups throughout the United States. A native of Texas, Jessica is an ordained pastor in the Texas Annual Conference at the United Methodist Church and previously served for nine years at The Woodlands United Methodist Church near Houston, Texas.

Jessica’s books and studies include Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story, Under Wraps, and Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World, and Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings have been used in personal and group studies around the world. Her book, also called Broken and Blessed, was released by Abingdon in Fall 2014, in addition to an all-church Advent study co-created by the pastoral staff at TWUMC to which she is a contributor called “Under Wraps.”

Jessica and her husband, Jim, have two young children, Drew and Kate.