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Journal Java Journeys: Itinerancy in action


Photo op by Pastor Dave Price

LANSING, Ill. (June 17, 2023) – Pastors in the United Methodist Church are considered “itinerant,” meaning they commit to go and serve wherever their bishops send them. Pastor Dave Price, who served at First United Methodist Church in Lansing for seven years, recently found out he has been reassigned to a church in Glen Ellyn. On Wednesday he took the time to spend a day with the pastor who has been assigned to Lansing in his place, G Morris Jarkloh, who was most recently serving in Evanston.

Pastor Jarkloh’s introduction to Lansing included a stop at Gayety’s, where he received a print copy of The Lansing Journal and also signed up for the Daily News email.

Pastor Dave Price (right) spent a day with his replacement, Pastor G Morris Jarkloh, who will begin serving First United Methodist Church in Lansing this July. While Pastor Dave chose Journal Java Chip ice cream for the occasion, Pastor G chose Gayety’s genuine vanilla. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Though July is the typical month for starting a new assignment in the Methodist denomination, pastors are usually notified already in February. Both Pastor Dave and Pastor G just found out this month and will begin their new appointments July 1. They explained that their bishop is also new to his position and may still be getting up to speed on regional reassignments.

The yard sign at First United Methodist Church expresses the congregation’s gratitude for the Prices’ time in Lansing. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Welcome to Lansing

No matter what kind of transition you’re going through, a stop at Gayety’s (3306 Ridge Road, Lansing) for Journal Java Chip ice cream can help make things go smoother. And for every Journal Java Chip purchase, Gayety’s is donating a portion of the proceeds to The Lansing Journal. It’s a delicious way to support two local businesses.

Send us your Journal Java Journeys photos


Journal Java Journeys is an offshoot of our popular Journal Journeys feature. To participate, just go to Gayety’s and take your photo in front of one of the three Journal Java Chip posters there. OR, take a photo with your order of Journal Java Chip — in a dish or a cone. Bonus points if you get the ice cream and the poster in the same photo!

Email your photos to [email protected] and tell us:

  1. The names of any people in the photo
  2. The name of the person who took the photo

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.