OHIO VALLEY DISTRICT
Rev. James Winkler began his professional life as a teacher at Akron Metropolitan Opportunities Industrialization Center. He received his call to ministry while a member of Hudson United Methodist Church. His first appointments came while he was in seminary in Massachusetts. He served as associate pastor first at Wakefield/Lynnfield UMCs and then at Old South UMC.
Winkler’s first appointment in East Ohio was the Deerfield/Pricetown two point charge, where he served for five years. When each church became strong enough to be individual charges, he was appointed to Brecksville UMC. Winkler then served 11 years at Ontario UMC, and five years at Wadsworth UMC before being appointed to the cabinet in 2011.
He served as Conference Secretary for seven years, and was an East Ohio Conference delegate to both General and Jurisdictional Conferences in 2008 and in 2012.
Winkler is a graduate of Ohio University and of Western Illinois University. He received his Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.
Jim is married to Lynelle. He is the father of two daughters and a son, and a grandfather of two.
Ohio Valley District Office:
Rev. James Winkler
352 Canton Rd.
Wintersville, OH 43953
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Summer Hours beginning June 21
Monday thru Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
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