Meet Our Pastor...
      Pastor David Coul
A WELCOME from our Pastor!
 
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am Pastor Dave, and I bring to you a very warm welcome from Knox United Methodist Church. I realize the search for the right church can be difficult and challenging. Please stop by and check us out. If we are not what you are looking for, thanks for giving us a try. But, let me encourage you to continue your search; don't give up. When the church was built, we put extra trussing for those who are afraid the roof will fall in if they came in the building. We are a church of sinners saved by the grace of Jesus. You don't have to be perfect to come here.

Many visitors give testimony that our church is warm and inviting. On Sunday mornings, we have two services of worship. Our 8:15 a.m. service is a traditional service of worship. Our 10:45 service is a contemporary service. In either service, however, the dress is casual. You can expect to find me wearing one of my favorite aloha shirts in the summer. We celebrate the Lord's supper the first Sunday of each month at both services. We believe in the Authority of scripture. Our preaching is Biblical. The Apostle's Creed is a statement of our faith. We believe that Sunday school is an integral part of our Sunday morning worship. In addition, you will find activities for adults, youth, and children throughout the week including Youth group and Kids' Klub. We look forward to greeting you at some point in the future
~Pastor David Coul
 

Pastor Dave, as he prefers to be called, is a native of Rockford, IL, where he and his sister were raised. After graduating from East Rockford High School in 1970, he worked in the local area for several years.  Pastor Dave began his career in the United States Air Force in 1972. His military training was in the electronics area.  For many years he worked in the electronic maintenance area at various Air Force bases.  In addition, he taught at several levels of USAF training courses.  Pastor Dave concluded his service as an instructor at the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy in Montgomery, AL.  During his 23-year career he achieved the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) having served a variety of assignments both in the states and overseas. 

Pastor Dave retired from the USAF in 1995 to answer the call to ministry in the United Methodist Church.  That call was received during a “Walk to Emmaus” and was nurtured by a local congregation in Montgomery, AL.  He attended Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY, for two years and then transferred to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1999. Pastor Dave has served two churches in Pittsburgh, Good Shepherd UMC in Leeper and currently serves Knox UMC in Knox, PA. 

He married Jane Elliott of Pittsburgh in 1986.  He and Jane have two children, Lindsey, 22 and David 9.  Lindsey is currently a senior at Clarion university of PA and David is in third grade at Keystone School.  Pastor Dave has two older children from a previous marriage Christopher, 36 and Stacey, 34 as well as three grandchildren, Hunter 14, Kylee, 10 and Irelyn, 4.  Chris, as well as Stacey and her family, live in the greater Chicago/Rockford Il area.  Pastor Dave’s Mom recently moved from Rockford to Laurelbrook in Brookville, PA. 

Pastor Dave’s hobbies include woodworking, shooting, RC aircraft, gardening, and motorcycles.  He enjoys golf, downhill and cross country skiing, riding, and canoeing with his family and friends for relaxation.  He is an avid outdoorsman including service as one of the deans for the Algonquin Canoe Camp sponsored by The WPAUMC each summer.

The Coul’s own a travel trailer and spend many of their vacations camping around the US. 


Meet Our Staff...
     
     
     
Katie Shingledecker
Administrative Assistant
     
Larry Guerrero
Housekeeping

 
Meet Our Committee Leaders
(Should you need to contact anyone, please look in church directory for phone and/or email information
or call the church office @ 814-797-5386.)
 

CHURCH COUNCIL 

  1.  Chairperson of the Council: Bruce Turk(16) 

                 (Elected annually at the charge conference) 

 Vice-Chair Deb Myers(16) 

  1.  Lay Leader: Barb Dittman(6) 

  1. Chair or rep. Of PPR:

  1. Chair of Finance -Pending     

  1. Chair of Trustees:

  1. Church Treasurer: Katie Shingledecker 

  1. Lay Representative to Annual Conference: Sue Reynolds (16) 

  1. President UMM:

  1. President UMW: Katy Rugh 

  1. Youth Rep.:

  1. Pastor Dave Coul 

These are the 11-required members   (Charge Conference may include others) 


At large members 

  • LouAnn McCamant (17)  
  • Peggy Roddy   (17)   
  • Jim Roberts (17) 
  • Earl Salser  (18) 

 TRUSTEES  

This office runs for a 3-year term – legal age    

(Trustee Chairperson, Vice-chair, secretary are elected from the members of Trustees at first meeting.) Chair and Vice Chair in different classes. Trustees may be elected to self-succession. Two-thirds must be professing members. 

 --FROM 2014 - 2016

  • ​Larry Fulton
  • Greg Deible
  • Dave Brueck

--FROM 2014 -2016                         

  • Justin Griebel
  • Carl Sliker
  • Paul Servey

​--FROM 2015-2018

  • Jim Roberts
  • Ken Wolbert
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

 

Chairperson:

Pastor: Rev. Dave Coul 

Lay Member of Annual Conference: Sue Reynolds(16) 

Chair of Church Council: Bruce Turk(16) 

Chair or rep. of PPR:

Rep. of Trustees :

Chairperson of Stewardship :

Lay Leader: Barb Dittman(16) 

Financial Secretary :

Treasurer: Katie Shingledecker 

 

COMMITTEE ON LAY LEADERSHIP 

This office runs for a 3-year therm.  Max number is nine in three classes. BOD 259.1  

The Pastor acts as chairperson of this committee – Lay Leader is a member. 

Committee can recommend it own members – Vice Chair from Committee. 

Must be professing members of local church 

Retiring members shall not succeed themselves. 

 

FROM 2015 – 2017    FROM 2016 – 2018 

Peggy Roddy
Sheila Rivers
Dave Brueck 
​Sonnie Mays
Penny Bell 
Sue Reynolds
Shelley Seth  

PASTOR-PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE 
This office runs for a 3-year term.  

Must be professing members of local church 

(PPR chairperson is elected by the Charge Conference) 

Min. 5 Max. 9 – retiring members cannot succeed themselves 

Lay Leader and AC rep. serve on Committee 

 

FROM 2014 – 2016     FROM 2015 – 2017           FROM 2016 - 2018 

Sandy Winger            
Chris Myers
Judy Janes 

Russ Lander
Earl Salser
Elaine Bigley 

Alice Fulton
Gordon Barrett
Randy Tharan 

 
 

NUTURE AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 

 

Joyce Allio         
Jan Huffman
Judy Janes 

Selley Seth                       
MJ 
Lijewski
 
J
udy Hahn        
Penny Neely
 

 

 

 

Team B  Mary Kirkpatrick, Jody Shawley, Becky Fulton, Cindy Curran 

  

Small Group Ministries, Kids’ Klub, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, VBS 

 

     COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

     Robin Schick           Penny Bell 

     Mary Kirkpatrick     Tracey Weeter 

     Amy Turk     Lydia Brown 

     Blankets of Love, Helping Hands 

 

WITNESS 

Wendy Brueck
Carl Silverberg
Earl Salser 
Barb Dittman
Carol Kline
Peggy Roddy     

 

MISSIONS 

Lisa Guerrero
Larry Guerrero 

Jody Shawley
Michelle Kahl 

 

WORSHIP COMMITTEE 

 

Chair 

Lay LeaderBarb Dittman(16) 

  8:15 Head UsherLinda Weilacher(16) 

10:45 Head UserKen Wolbert(16) 

Flower Calendar Chair 

Flower Seasons Chair            

Jr Church           Jane Elliott-Coul                            (16) 

Worship TeamPeggy Roddy 

Choir Director 

Children’s ChoirKaty Rugh & Julie Chambers(16) 

AcolytesCindy Curran(16) 

Nursery CoordinatorMary Vickers(16) 

Church Decorations 

Multi-MediaAndrea Deible(16) 

Communion CoordinatorSandy Winger(16) 

Communion StewardsDolly Dine(16) 

Ruby Miller(16) 

Stella Hook(16) 

Melanie Best(16) 

                                                      

 

WORK AREA CHAIRMEN  & VIC CHAIRS 
 

Nurture & Membership 

Worship 

Outreach 

Lay Delegates Ann. Conf.Sue Reynolds(16) 

Alt. Lay Delegate 

Trustees Chair 

Witness 

 

AUDIT 

 

Julie Chambers   (16)     Jan Huffman   (16)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

 

Chairperson 

PastorRev. Dave Coul 

Lay Member of Annual Conf. Sue Reynolds(16) 

Chair of Church CouncilBruce Turk(16) 

Chair or rep. of PPR 

Rep. of Trustees 

Chairperson of Stewardship 

Lay LeaderBarb Dittman(16) 

Financial Secretary 

TreasurerKatie Shingledecker 

 

COMMITTEE ON LAY LEADERSHIP 

This office runs for a 3-year therm.  Max number is nine in three classes. BOD 259.1  

The Pastor acts as chairperson of this committee – Lay Leader is a member. 

Committee can recommend it own members – Vice Chair from Committee. 

Must be professing members of local church 

Retiring members shall not succeed themselves. 

 

FROM 2014- 2016  FROM 2015 – 2017  FROM 2016 – 2018 

Peggy Roddy  Sheila Rivers  Dave Brueck 
​Sonnie Mays  Penny Bell 
Sue Reynolds  Shelley Seth  

PASTOR-PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE 
This office runs for a 3-year term.  

Must be professing members of local church 

(PPR chairperson is elected by the Charge Conference) 

Min. 5 Max. 9 – retiring members cannot succeed themselves 

Lay Leader and AC rep. serve on Committee 

 

FROM 2014 – 2016FROM 2015 – 2017           FROM 2016 - 2018 

Sandy Winger            Chris Myers  Judy Janes 

Russ Lander  Earl Salser  Elaine Bigley

 

 

NUTURE AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 

 

     Joyce Allio         Jan HuffmanJudy Janes 

      Selley Seth                         MJ Lijewski 

Judy Hahn         Penny Neely 

 

 

 

Team B  Mary Kirkpatrick, Jody Shawley, Becky Fulton, Cindy Curran 

  

Small Group Ministries, Kids’ Klub, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, VBS 

 

     COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

     Robin Schick           Penny Bell 

     Mary Kirkpatrick     Tracey Weeter 

     Amy Turk     Lydia Brown 

     Blankets of Love, Helping Hands 

 

WITNESS 

     Wendy BrueckCarl SilverbergEarl Salser 

Barb DittmanCarol KlinePeggy Roddy     

 

MISSIONS 

Lisa GuerreroLarry Guerrero 

Jody ShawleyMichelle Kahl 

 

WORSHIP COMMITTEE 

 

Chair 

Lay LeaderBarb Dittman(16) 

  8:15 Head UsherLinda Weilacher(16) 

10:45 Head UserKen Wolbert(16) 

Flower Calendar Chair 

Flower Seasons Chair            

Jr Church           Jane Elliott-Coul                            (16) 

Worship TeamPeggy Roddy 

Choir Director 

Children’s ChoirKaty Rugh & Julie Chambers(16) 

AcolytesCindy Curran(16) 

Nursery Coordinator: Mary Vickers(16) 

Church Decorations 

Multi-Media: Andrea Deible(16) 

Communion Coordinator: Sandy Winger(16) 

Communion Stewards:

  • Dolly Dine(16) 
  • Ruby Miller(16) 
  • Stella Hook(16) 
  • Melanie Best(16)                                                       

 

WORK AREA CHAIRMEN  & VICE CHAIRS 
 

Nurture & Membership 

Worship 

Outreach 

Lay Delegates Ann. Conf.Sue Reynolds(16) 

Alt. Lay Delegate 

Trustees Chair 

Witness 

 

AUDIT 

 

Julie Chambers   (16)     Jan Huffman   (16)   



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