The Rev. Jeffery W. Carr, senior pastor at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, will deliver the message at Bridgewater College’s 2016 baccalaureate service. The title of his message is “There Will Be Days Like This.”
Carr, a 2002 alumnus of Bridgewater College, has served as senior pastor of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren since 2010. In collaboration with staff, lay leaders, congregants and organizations, he is responsible for carrying out and representing the vision, mission, outreach and ministries of the church.
Carr, who earned a master of divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) residency at the University of Virginia serving as a hospital chaplain in adult and pediatric settings. He served as director of pastoral care at Bridgewater Retirement Community before accepting the call to his current position.
Carr is active with the Harrisonburg Rockingham Interfaith Association, is a member of the Sentara RMH ethics committee and chairs the Eastern Mennonite Seminary CPE professional advisory group. He also participates with the Bridgewater Area Ministers, coordinates the local Elementary School Backpack Ministry and volunteers at John Wayland Elementary School. Other community involvement has included work with the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Free Clinic’s strategic planning initiative and served as an instructor for the Christian Growth Institute.
Carr and his wife, Wendy, who is also a 2002 Bridgewater College graduate, live in Bridgewater near the campus with their two sons and family dog.