Pastor Jason Snyder
Pastor Jason Snyder is lead pastor of Utica United Methodist Church (Three Rivers District).
He entered part-time ministry in 2003 but remained bi-vocational until answering God’s call to begin full-time ministry in 2014. While serving as pastor of Perrysville UMC (Three Rivers District) for three years, he also served two churches in the Mid-Ohio District: Three Crosses UMC, where he was the associated pastor from 2015-16 and Polk UMC from 2016-17.
Snyder is an at-large member of the Conference Board of Communications and is a member of the Three Rivers District Youth Leaders Network. His desire to work with youth, led Snyder to cofound the annual Utica Youth Conference, a two-day event for teens 6th-12th grades, and to serve as a counselor for the Youth Support Group at Utica Middle School.
He is vice-president of the Utica Merchants’ Association, as well as a member of the Utica Sertoma and the North Fork Local School Board. He has been the guest preacher at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival for three years. In his spare time, he enjoys being the assistant varsity soccer coach of his daughter’s team at West Holmes High School.
Snyder studied business and marketing at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and later at The Ohio State University. He is nearing completion of his course of study at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.