Rev. James E. Skillington
The 
Rev. Jim Skillington was appointed to Mount Olive United Methodist Church in September 2018. He also leads the Village Life Company, an interfaith ministry based in Mt. Airy that produces the Disaster News Network and the Center for Public Violence Recovery

He is an ordained United Methodist Elder and former Director of Communications for the Baltimore-Washington Conference and was named the Communicator of the Year in The United Methodist Church. Rev. Jim previously served as the lead pastor for Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Silver Spring. 

Prior to entering the ministry more than 30 years ago, he was a publisher of several weekly and daily newspapers including the Courier in Damascus and               Rev. Jim Skillington                  was an assistant editor of The Frederick Post.