Rev. Jerry Kester

Rev. Jerry Kester, District Superintendent
Rev. Jerry Kester is the superintendent of the Washington Pacific District Church of the Nazarene and lives with his wife Sharon in Olympia.  Prior to his election to district superintendent in 2011, he served as the lead pastor in Twin Falls, Idaho for 17 years.  
Jerry grew up in Boise, Idaho and attended Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, where he earned a BA and MA in religion. The early years of his ministry were involved with youth.  He served four local congregations as pastor to students, including 10 years in Kent, Washington, and 3 at Nampa 1st Church in Nampa, Idaho, where he was an adjunct professor of youth ministry at Northwest Nazarene University.

He has served the Church of the Nazarene on a variety of boards and committees, including The General NYI Council, Intermountain District Advisory Board and is currently a member of the NNU Board of Trustees.

Jerry and Sharon have 2 Sons.  Greg, and his wife Denice, live in Nampa, Idaho, with grandsons Declan and Micah.  Brad, and his wife Merrily, live in San Diego, California.  Sharon loves all things domestic, and is a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher.  Jerry enjoys woodworking and tries to play golf.

The mission of the Washington Pacific District is: Establishing and Resourcing the Development of Healthy Churches.  Jerry and Sharon are passionate about fulfilling that work.