Jorge Avecedo

Rev. Jorge Acevedo is a writer, speaker, and coach serving as co-mentor for Spiritual Leadership for Church Renewal in the DMin program at United Theological Seminary. He retired in 2023 after 39 years of pastoring United Methodist churches, with 27 years of those as the lead pastor of Grace Church, a large, multi-site congregation in Southwest Florida that disaffiliated in 2023. He is the author of Everybody Needs Some Cave Time: Meeting God in Dark Places (Invite Press, 2023), available on Cokesbury and Amazon. More information is available at