Farewell planned for Sharma
JACKSONVILLE -- The United Methodist Deaf Faith Congregation, the Brooklyn UMC, and the Tuesday Morning Clergy Covenant Group (all of Jacksonville) are combining efforts to hold a farewell reception for the Rev. Elke Sharma. Rev. Sharma is transferring back to her home conference – Oregon-Idaho – this summer. She has served as the pastor of the Jacksonville UM Deaf Faith congregation for several years while also offering leadership to IGRC’s deaf and hard-of-hearing ministries. In addition, Rev. Sharma has served as the part-time pastor of Brooklyn UMC for 2 years.