Dr. Jason R. McConnell - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Jason R. McConnell

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology and Mentor in the Doctor of Ministry Program Hamilton Campus

Email: [email protected]
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2019
Expertise: Pastoral Theology, Ministry in Sociological Context, Christian Leadership, Homiletics, Theology of Art and Aesthetic

Dr. Jason R. McConnell has served as senior pastor at Franklin United Church and East Franklin Union Church in Franklin, Vermont since 2004. Prior to moving to Vermont, he served in various pastoral roles at the Chapel of Hope in Josephine, Pennsylvania; Parkview Presbyterian Church in Oak Park, Illinois; and Peoples Evangelical Congregational Church in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Preaching from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.

In addition to his parish ministry, Dr. McConnell serves as an Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology, Mentor in the Doctor of Ministry Program, Co-director of the Ockenga Fellows Program, and a Mentor in the Thriving in Ministry Program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also serves as Professor in the Town and Country Training (TACT) Program at the Rural Home Missionary Association in Morton, Illinois and a Mentor in the Cross Cultural Ministry Practicum at Beeson Divinity School. Over the years, he has also served as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Franklin Rescue Service, Chairman of the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union (School Board), Board Member of the Franklin County Restorative Justice Center, and Board of Directors for the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

Dr. McConnell is married to Jennifer and has four adolescent children: Sarah, Marcus, Duncan, and Matthias. In his spare time, he enjoys reading literature, listening to classic rock, cooking gourmet meals, and hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing in the Vermont outdoors.


  • DMin (Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, AL)
  • MTheology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA)
  • MDiv (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA)
  • B.A (Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL)

List of Publications

  • Jason R. McConnell, Meandering through a Minefield: Politics in Biblical Perspective. Forthcoming
  • Jason R. McConnell, Seeking the Wellbeing of the City: Pastoral Leadership in Community. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, Forthcoming 2024.
  • David Horn and Jason R. McConnell, Return to the Parish: The Pastor in the Public Square. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2022.
  • Jason R. McConnell, Beholding Beauty: Worshiping God through the Arts. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2022.
  • Jason McConnell. Chapter 1 “Then” in The Priority of Making Disciples: The Messiah and Our Mission in Matthew 28:16-20. ed. Danny Clymer. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2020. p. 7-18
  • Jason McConnell. “Pastoral Evaluation in the Small Town Church” Small Town Summits 1 August 2020.
  • Jason McConnell. “Pulpits in the Public Square” Faith and Leadership 16 May 2017.

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