Pastor Jeff Holder, Associate Pastor

Pastor Jeff Holder joined the staff of First UMC in August of 2015 as a Certified Lay Minister (CLayM) pastor, where he is joyfully serving in a variety of ways... but particularly in the music ministry and Jubilee project at First UMC!

Jeff Holder is a native of California, having been born in Berkeley, grown up in El Cerrito and attended Richmond schools. He attended the University of California of Davis, studying history and communications, but received a teaching certificate for keyboard pedagogy from the St. Louis Institute of Music,(now known as the   St. Louis Symphony Program.)

During his work life he has served a number of businesses of the bay area in supervisory capacities in the financial arena including Director of Business Operations for Community Psychiatric Centers, Controller of Skevington & Co., Ltd in San Francisco and Country Sales Manager and Branch Manager for Old Republic Title Co of Sola no County.

He is a Spirit of Solano awardee, past Chair of the Vallejo Business Alliance, Past Vice President of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce in Solano County, Past Chair of the Pista Sa Nayon cultural waterfront celebration,among other things; and an active supporter of civic activities in Vallejo.

Jeff became a member of the United Methodist Church in 1998, joining Fellowship United Methodist Church here in Vallejo, where he remained until 2013, serving in many capacities, including Lay Leader, Certified Lay Speaker, Choir Director and Church Pianist.

In 2011,Jeff completed his ClayM studies, to become a Certified Lay Training Graduate. He was appointed to Elverta United Methodist Church in West Sacramento as ClayM Pastor from June of 2013 through July of 2015.

He also serves as the Conference co-chair of the Jubilee Initiative Program. Just ask him. He'll tell you all about the Jubilee Initiative.

This year, he was appointed to serve here at First United Methodist Church of Vallejo as Associate Pastor, where he has been joyful ly serving since the beginning of August- only 7 miles from his own home in Hercules!

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