College Avenue United Methodist Church
Welcome to Rev. Dr. Dennis Ackerman, Debbie, and Abbey!
Dr. Dennis Ackerman began his appointment at College Avenue on July 1.
Dr. Ackerman just concluded service as the Superintendent of the Five Rivers District of the Great Plains Conference, where he served since July 2009. He has served churches in the Kansas East / Great Plains Conference since 1985, including being the pastor of open country churches, small town churches, a county seat church, and senior pastor of two
larger churches. He also had the opportunity to start a new congregation — Heritage UMC in Overland Park.
Dr. Ackerman has a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City and a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Theological School of Drew University.
Dr. Ackerman has strong interest in the development of effective leadership. He also enjoys helping churches gain vision and develop effective mission action plans. Personal interests include aviation (he is a private pilot and a former aircraft design engineer), electronics, genealogy, and historical places.
Dennis is married to Debbie and has one son, Jeremy (27), and one daughter, Abbey (14). Welcome!
Christian Life and Sexuality: Created by God
For students entering grades 5-8
August 21 -22
Human sexuality is one of God’s greatest gifts to people. Created By God is a program resource designed to communicate to fifth through eighth graders that we are a fantastic creation made by God. The topics of human sexuality, values, and relationships are approached in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner.