Reverend Jason E. Reitz
I want to start by saying that Julie, the girls, and I are really excited to be part of your family, working together to spread the Gospel, and be part of your community. I suspect that this ministry, in this culture, is going to be an adjustment for me. While Julie, my wife of 17 years, was born in New Haven and grew up in Lakeville, MA, I am a Midwest boy from the start. From what Julie tells me, this transition will be worth it. If everyone is like her, I can’t disagree.
I’ve been a Pastor for 15 years now. After graduating from Concordia Seminary St. Louis, we moved to Ogden, UT to serve God’s people there. In December 2010, we started our ministry at Zion in St. Charles, MO. We came to Bethany in the midst of COVID in 2020 and are loving life in New England.
I have three girls. Berkley (18) just graduated from Simsbury High School and plans to attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall. Charlotte (16) is in 10th Grade at Simsbury High School and plays lacrosse and basketball. Hazel (12) owns Latimer Lane elementary (you’ll know why soon) from the 6th grade classroom and loves life. Oh, and we have a dog too. His name is Moses. He is a two year old black mini labradoodle.
Julie is an amazing stay at home mom and wife, moonlighting as a D-1 Women’s Lacrosse official in the Spring. She loves to run, puts amazing food on our table, and makes me a better man/husband/father.
I was given a million questions to consider sharing answers to with you. I chose five. Here they are:
Bonus question: If I could pick someone to narrate my life, who would it be? Probably Morgan Freeman, but the director/producer would be Ken Burns. I love his stuff.
Interim Choral Coordinator