Wisconsin United Methodist Bishop Hee-Soo Jung has appointed Rev. Kate Croskery Jones to his cabinet.
She will relocate to Eau Claire in July to assume the role of district superintendent for the new North West District of the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Croskery Jones is the pastor of the United Methodist Church in New London where she has served since 2012. She is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with Masters degrees in both Divinity and Pastoral Care and Counseling. She also has a Certificate in Religion and Self Psychology from the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago and is a doctoral Candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work of Chicago where she is completing a dissertation on Holy Communion.
Prior to entering full-time ministry, Croskery Jones practiced law in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
With interests in healing and justice, she served on the staff of JustPeace and Women and Children’s Horizons, Inc. in Kenosha in addition to serving urban, suburban and rural churches of various sizes. Kate chairs the Administrative Review Committee, and serves on a number of statewide and regional committees of the United Methodist Church.
She is an active member of the Fox Valley Walk to Emmaus Community as well as the New London Rotary Club. Kate is a Master Gardener and helped organize a community garden in New London. She is a founder and vice president of the Board of Directors of the Mission of Hope House, a homeless shelter being developed in New London.
She is married to Robert Jones, who is a Neurologist with Ministry Health Care.
They have three adult children, Griffith, Virginia and Caroline, who all reside in the Milwaukee area.
Croskery Jones is challenging the organizations she is associated with in New London to organize a human foosball tournament as a fundraiser for Mission of Hope House for her farewell party. For moreinformation, contact the church at 920-982-4703.