Reverend Bruce Hartley started serving Granger United Methodist Church in July 2017.
Prior to serving Granger UMC, Rev. Bruce served Lakewood UMC for 10 years, Trinity UMC in Mount Gilead for 9 years, Strasburg UMC for 9 years and Vincent UMC for 3 years. Rev Bruce’s home church is Ravenna UMC, where he served as associate pastor while attending United Theological Seminary.
Rev. Bruce is focused on making and maturing disciples through worship, small groups and service, near and far. His goal is to be the calmest person in the room.
He offers a couple titles that are impacting his soul: “Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul” by Naomi Levy and “Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You” by John Ortberg.
Rev. Bruce and his wife Janet have been married since 1981. They have two daughters — Susan, who lives near Akron with her husband Nick and two daughters, and Megan, who lives near Columbus with her husband Dustin.