The Rev. Jeffrey Howard will take over as interim pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1125 Jamison Corner Road, Middletown.

Howard comes to Middletown from Ocean City, where for the past two years he served First Presbyterian Church as their interim pastor. Howard has served churches in Pocomoke City, Maryland, and Eagle Rock, California. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and has graduate degrees in business administration and divinity. Howard also serves as the vice-moderator of New Castle Presbytery and as a commissioner to the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.

Howard will be accompanied by his wife, the Rev. Jeongju Grace Oh-Howard. Oh-Howard founded a church in Princess Anne, Maryland, and several campus ministries. She is a graduate of Hanil Theological Seminary in Korea and has a doctorate in multicultural ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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