Special SPRC Announcement

Pastor Steve will be retiring this summer. While he prepares for this next step in his journey, FUMC as a whole will also be in a season of preparation as we prepare to welcome our new Pastor on July 1, 2024. With joy and anticipation, we share the name of our incoming pastor who has been appointed by the Susquehanna Conference to FUMC effective July 1st, Pastor Mark Terwilliger. He is currently serving at Asbury United Methodist Church in York, PA. Pastor Mark is a Pennsylvania native who also spent many of his formative years in Latin America. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Music from Ithaca College and a Master of Divinity Degree from Boston University School of Theology.

Pastor Mark and his wife, Phyllis, have two grown sons who are both married and one granddaughter. They enjoy gardening, bicycling, kayaking, hiking, and disc golf. Aside from serving at Asbury York and enjoying a wide array of hobbies, the couple is also involved in the United Methodist Creation Care ministry.

As we embark on this transition journey together, on behalf of SPRC, I encourage you to be in prayer for Pastor Steve and Pastor Mark, along with their families. Additionally, please be in prayer for First Church and Asbury York, as both congregations prepare for the changes that lie ahead this summer. As we get closer to July, more information will be shared regarding how you can offer additional support and encouragement to all during the transition.