Ex-Arkansan is second female pastor in Bulgaria

Posted: January 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Jessica Morris-Ivanova (right), with husband Ivaylo Ivanov are shown in the courtyard of Little Rock’s First United Methodist Church on Monday. The couple co-pastor United Methodist Church of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria.

When Goshen native Jessica Morris-Ivanova left Arkansas in 2009 for a mission in Bulgaria as part of the Church of the Nazarene, she didn't know that her brief trips to see family in America would always remain visits.

The United Methodist Church of Shumen in Bulgaria is where Jessica Morris-Ivanova and her husband, Ivaylo Ivanov, share a pastorship. It is one of 31 ...

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