Meet Our Staff
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 of "Welcoming, Empowering, Reaching Out."
Senior Pastor | Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher
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 serves as the Director of United Methodist Studies at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA, and as 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
JoAnn Daum | Office Manager
Pam Setlock | Church Secretary
Julie Saunders| Choir Director
Cindy McClelland | Minister of Music and Organist
Adam Kraft | Treasurer
Ann Moyer | Parish Nurse
Marcy Hudock | Sexton