Rev. Dr. Jenn Parks-Snyder began her appointment as pastor for First United Methodist Church of Hershey on July 1, 2021. Previously, she was the pastor at Lightstreet United Methodist Church in the Lewisburg district for eleven years. She also served as an Assisting Elder for the Lewisburg District for two years. Prior to that she was the Associate Pastor at First Hollidaysburg UMC for three years; served as the pastor to Caledonia Charge in the Chambersburg area for three years, and Powell's Valley Charge in the Harrisburg area for four years.
Prior to entering pastoral ministry, she was a Children and Youth Caseworker for Berks County. She received her Master's of Divinity in May 2006, and her Doctorate of Ministry in Church Leadership in May 2018 from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
Pastor Jenn is married to Scott Snyder who works in the Mail Department at Messiah University. Together they have three children, Lucas who is studying nursing and working at The Hershey Medical Center in Housekeeping, Alex who will be a student at Dickinson College begining the fall of 2021, and Davi, a transgender female who is a junior in high school and aspiring artist.