Wesley United Methodist Church

From Our Pastor

I was born in Hershey, PA and am a “PK” (Preacher’s Kid). My father is a retired UM pastor. Dee and I have been married for 30 years and were married at 7am in the morning. We have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

I am a 10-year veteran having served in the USAF stateside and in Europe for 7 years.

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Maryland in 1987 and received my Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1990.

I have been in full time ministry since 1990 serving in North York, Bendersville, Watsontown, Yorkana, Williamsport and now at Wesley UMC in Marysville. In those years I was challenged to establish a Cooperative Parish directing 6 congregations and establishing shared ministries that continue to this day. During my 13 years in Watsontown, the church grew dramatically, purchased 40 acres and built a new parsonage and church.

My passions outside of ministry include gardening, golfing and family time with my parents and grandchildren.

My greatest passion is music. I’m a member of the Chi Rho Singers, the pastors’ choir of the Susquehanna Conference since 1991. I also play stand-up and electric bass—playing them in both traditional and contemporary worship settings when needed.

My life has been dedicated to serving the Lord in a variety of ways and my life verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Him (Christ) who strengthens me.”

My vision for Wesley UMC is to provide a safe place where we grow the family of God, we grow in our faith and we go to serve the needs of others—all done to the glory and honor of God.

—Pastor Doug


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