About

Only Wonder Understands is written by Jay Voorhees, the senior pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, a suburb of Nashville. Jay is a pastor, blogger, geek, author, and community activist who is trying to live out Christ’s command to love God with all heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbor as ourself. Jay was involved in the early days of the emerging church conversation, and continues to challenge the church to live up to its radical calling. Jay has written for several different publications, and is the co-editor/publisher of The MethoBlog, a site dedicated to aggregating content from United Methodist oriented bloggers. Jay also understands his calling not simply to a congregation, but rather to a community, and has been involved in political advocacy and community development activities as a means of carrying out that call.

More important than anything else, Jay is the father of two daughters — Grace and Anna.

contact info:

Email: jay@jvoorhees.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jay.voorhees
Twitter: @jvoorhees
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7 responses to About

  1. 

    Hi Jay,
    Mark Edwards here…
    Hillwood High School ’77

    Its been a long , long time sir.
    How are you guys?
    I just found your site and have been catching up with ya and wow, God has been keeping yall busy and blessed.
    Thats so cool.
    I would love to meet with ya sometime for coffee or lunch and talk over life with ya man.
    How does that sound?
    My digits are 615-405-9010

  2. 

    hey long time friend … so I’ve been watching Gavin’s posts etc … and now yours…. give me the nuts and bolts on what’s going on … it sounds rough. church polity strikes again! bless you all my friends.

    sally

  3. 

    You may already know this. I just received an email from Church of the Resurrection. Adam Hamilton included links to your live blog notes of his talks. For some reason the links did not work. I thought you might want to figure that out for him and his modest congregation.

  4. 

    Hi there Jay!

    Once long ago my father and Bill Voorhees used to joke that a mutual descendant was a horse thief and the other half of the family changed the spelling of the name. They argued which side of the family was which.

    Regards
    Jim Voorhies

  5. 
    Rev . Gail Thompson April 18, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Hey Jay….thought I’d say howdy here, as well as the other blog.
    I don’t blog, but couldn’t resist, saying hello from ATL. Hope you and the family are doing well. I’m alone now, as my Mom died in Dec. 2006 and she was definitely the best Associate Pastor I could ever have. I’m current serving at a town church in the burbs (Tucker, GA) but about to move — they’ve had to reduce their salary pkg (which should have been done before I came, but oh well). I’ll here my next assignment next week. I’m hoping to go back into a Staff Position….
    Love to hear from you, preferably on email…revgailt@bellsouth or Facebook.

  6. 

    Just read your response to the spray painting of the mosque. You continually give me reasons to thank God for your witness and the privilege of calling you a colleague and brother in Christ. May God’s presence comfort and sustain you and Kay and your family now and always.
    Harriet

  7. 

    Hey Jay….thought I’d say howdy here, as well as the other blog.I don’t blog, but couldn’t resist, saying hello from ATL. Hope you and the family are doing well. I’m alone now, as my Mom died in Dec. 2006 and she was definitely the best Associate Pastor I could ever have. I’m current serving at a town church in the burbs (Tucker, GA) but about to move — they’ve had to reduce their salary pkg (which should have been done before I came, but oh well). I’ll here my next assignment next week. I’m hoping to go back into a Staff Position….Love to hear from you, preferably on email…revgailt@bellsouth or Facebook.
    +1

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