Rev. John Bletsch, M.Div.

Rev. John BletschAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Studies




M.Div., Duke Divinity School
At Eastern Since: 2014


John is an ordained elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served as a pastor in the local church for nineteen years. He currently serves as pastor of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Clare, PA. He has been married to his wife, Dr. Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, for nineteen years and they have three sons, Jonah (14), Ethan (11) and Daniel (6). His hobbies and interests include: cycling, hiking, photography, guitar and cooking.

John is a lifelong United Methodist with a deep appreciation for the Wesleyan understanding of God’s grace and the Christian life. 

Courses Taught

The Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament

Research Interests

Biblical studies, Christian theology, United Methodist history and theology, biblical archaeology and ancient Israel.

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