Our Leadership

Our Pastor

Rev. Jacob W. Juncker

Pastor Jacob became the 59th pastor of the Franklin United Methodist Church in July 2018. He hails from Indiana. His formal education includes a BA from Wabash College, an M.Div. and D.Min. from Boston University School of Theology (BUSTh). His doctoral thesis focused on relational, worship-centered church renewal. He’d love to talk with you about it! Pastor Jacob has served churches in Indiana, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He is passionate about bringing people (in- and outside) the church together.

Pastor Jacob is married to Chandra. Chandra and Jacob have four daughters. Pastor Jacob enjoys cooking, gardening, building stuff, and watching Star Trek.

Our Staff

Deidre Bassignani


Deidre oversees the daily operations of the church.


Director of Music

The Director of Music directs the choir and helps plan the musical aspects of worship.

Paul Seaver


Paul maintains the church building and grounds.