Reverend Terrance Jacob

From the left, daughter Sharai, a sophomore at Carthage Lutheran College in Kenosha, WI, who
is preparing for seminary and the ordained ministry in the ELCA: wife Crystal, a former school
principal and special education and music teacher; Pastor Jacob; and son Kemuel (Kem), in
his final semester at Stark State College, Canton, OH, earning a degree in police science and
preparing for a career in law enforcement.

Pastor Terrance Jacob joined UELC in 2017 after being Director for Evangelical Mission, deployed staff of the ELCA churchwide Domestic Mission Unit for 4 years, first at Sierra Pacific Synod, CA and then at NEOS since August 2013. He was ordained in 1992 in South Africa, his country of birth. He was invited by the ELCA in the Twin Cities to leave that tropical part of the globe to pursue a call in the cold (mostly) yet inviting northern state of Minnesota. In the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Pastor Jacob served two ELCA congregations – one inner city and one suburban. His commitment to the Gospel and to the wider Church of Jesus Christ has led him, his wife, Crystal and two young-adult children, Kemuel and Sharai through an interesting journey to us in Florida.