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Leading First United Methodist Church of Schuylkill Haven is a team effort. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the pastor and church staff work together in a spirit of unity to fulfill the church's vision to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Senior Pastor | Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher

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Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher is an ordained elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, and has served churches in Eastern PA since 1991. He has been the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Schuylkill Haven since 2005. He currently is also an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. He and his wife Elizabeth live in beautiful Schuylkill County with their four children. Education: B.A., Lehigh University (1984); B.S., Lehigh University (1984); M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary (1990); Ph.D., University of Edinburgh (2004). Articles/Lectures: The Anthropocentric Cosmos (Imago, 2004); Human Uniqueness and the Natural Sciences (Imago, 2004); Animals, Humans, and X-Men (Theology and Science, 2005); The Road of Science and the Ways of God (Templeton Gifford Lectures Review, 2006); Karl Rahner and the Extraterrestrial Intelligence Question (with David Fergusson, The Heythrop Journal, 2006); 21st Century Perspectives on the Supernatural (RAPF Lecture Series, 2009); Some Theological Issues in the Church’s Contemporary Discussion on Homosexuality (Evangelical Journal, 2012); Human Significance in Theology and the Natural Sciences (RAPF Lecture Series, 2013).Book: Human Significance in Theology and the Natural Sciences (Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick, 2010).

Other Staff Members

Brian Reading

Minister of Visitation

Ann Moyer

Parish Nurse

Adam Kraft


JoAnn Daum

Office Manager

Cindy McClelland

Minister of Music & Organist

April Bergen

Director of Children's Discipleship and Middle School Ministry

Pam Setlock

Church Secretary

Julie Saunders

Choir Director

Dave Williams

Senior High Youth Director

Marcy Hudock


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