College Avenue United Methodist Church
Welcome to Rev. Dr. Dennis Ackerman, Debbie, and Abbey!
Following worship Sunday, July 5, please stop by the reception in the Narthex to welcome Rev. Dr. Dennis Ackerman and his family. Dr. 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 a daughter, Abbey (14). Welcome!