I have been a pastor for 31 years having served churches in Scottdale, Tionesta, Claysville, and Oil City. I graduated from West Virginia. I graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in psychology and Bible and Religion. While there, I met Glenda Looman, who became my wife in 1978. I completed my M.Div. at United Theological Seminary while working as an Associate Pastor at Amelia United Methodist Church, a suburb of Cincinnati.
I served on the District Board of Ordained Ministry, Lay Servant Ministries, and education committees. I also serve as a clergy mentor. I enjoy gardening and yard work, reading and traveling. I am exited about being in ministry here at Nixon.
Glenda graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in psychology and sociology. She has been active in Church singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, UMW, and other activities. She does much work behind the scenes supporting helping the pastor and the Church as she shares her gifts and graces in ministry. Glenda's work experience includes directing two homeless shelters, drug and alcohol counseling, directing an after school program, and planning programming in a local nursing home. Her hobbies include gardening, traveling, quilting and needlework, crafts and reading.
Our oldest son, Daniel, is married to Julie. They currently live in Sharon, Pa. Daniel is a Behavioral Specialist with St. Anthony's Point and Julie works for US Investigative Services in Grove City. They have a daughter, Marissa.
Our middle son, Andrew lives in Mechanicsville, Va and is married to Cindy. Andrew teaches 5th grade math and science and Cindy teaches 3rd grade at Charles City Elementary School. They have two children Emily and Matthew.
Our youngest son Sam teaches 3rd grade for Pa. Cyber School and also works at Target. He is currently living at home.
My family home is in Mercer where my sister and mother continue to live.
1979-1981: Associate Pastor, Amelia United Methodist Church, Amelia, Ohio
1981-1985: Jacob's Creek Circuit: Hickory Square, Jacob's Creek, Wesley Chapel
1985-1991: Tionesta/West Hickory
2002-2005: Trinity (Oil City)
1974: Mercer High School
1978: West Virginia Wesleyan College: B.A. Psychology / Bible and Religion
1981: United Theological Seminary: M. Div
1979: Ordained Deacon: Bishop Roy Nichols, Probationary Member of Annual Conference
1981: Ordained Elder: Bishop James Ault, Full Member of Annual Conference
Conference, District, and Community Activities
Conference/District Board of Ordained Ministry; Clergy Mentor, Family Life Commission; Education Committee; Lay Leadership Committee; Lay Leadership School Teacher; Oil City Ministerium (Secretary and President); Teacher-Sr. Citizen's Retreat, Olmsted Manor (1993-2004); World Methodist Conference (2001); Mission trip to Venezuela (1997)
Strength in Ministry
Communication Skills, Mission and Outreach Ministries, General and Hospital Visitation, Teaching
Gardening, Reading, Traveling