General Superintendent Gustavo A. Crocker announced the appointment this week of Jesse C. Middendorf as interim superintendent of the Kansas City District.
Middendorf follows Jeren Rowell, who was recently elected president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. The appointment is effective 1 December, and Middendorf will continue in the position until a new superintendent is appointed.
He served as a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene from 2001 to 2013 and was awarded general superintendent emeritus status at the 2013 General Assembly. Middendorf previously served as superintendent of the Northwest Oklahoma District and led churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, New Mexico, Texas, and Missouri. He currently serves as the executive director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership at NTS.
Middendorf holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary.
Jesse and his wife, Susan, reside in Overland Park, Kansas.