A lifelong American Baptist, the Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot comes to ABC/NYS Regional staff with pastoral experience in congregations in rural Kansas, metro Kansas City and most recently as the Coordinating Minister of the First Baptist Church of Bennington, Vermont (2006-2013).
Ordained in 2004 to ABC ministry, Rev. Hugenot brings his pastoral experience with missional church development, small church ministry, and ecumenical and interfaith work.
During his Bennington pastorate, Hugenot offered leadership in fostering missional thinking and collaborative action among his congregants and in his efforts within the Bennington area interfaith movement, particularly in the area of basic human needs initiatives.
Denominationally, Hugenot has board experience with the ABC General Board (2002-07), including the AB Home Mission Societies, the Committee on Christian Unity, and the former Board of Educational Ministries. Presently, he serves on the Christian Ethics Commission of the Baptist World Alliance (2011-15). His writings and book reviews appear in various Baptist-related journals as well as Sharing the Practice, the journal of the Academy of Parish Clergy.
Jerrod received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Ottawa University (Kansas) and a M.Div. and a M.A. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas). He did a semester of study at Spurgeon’s College, London (UK).
Rev. Hugenot will reside in the Albany area with his wife, Kerry Shermer, and their peaceable (?!) kingdom of three cats (Biblia, Paige and Codex) and a refined elder beagle mix (Gentil).