Ministry Teams and Committees

St. Paul’s has many ministry teams and committees that serve the church and community in a variety of ways. All individuals are welcome and encouraged to join a team or committee that interests them. Chairpersons invite you to contact them directly if you have questions or would like to join their team or committee. You may also contact the church office at or 814-237-2163 for information on getting involved in ministry at St. Paul's.

Arts Ministry Team

Contact Russell Bloom
Provides opportunities for artistic expressions of the faith journey; seeks to enhance worship through visual arts, and to share the work of Christian artists.

Church Council

Provides the general oversight of the administration and program of the church, pursuing its mission and core values. Membership consists of representatives of the ministry teams and committees, plus members-at-large elected from the congregation.

Care Ministries

Contact Renae Schunk
The umbrella group which promotes the health ministry within the church, incorporating mind, body, and spirit into a whole approach to health. Click here to learn more about this vital and rewarding ministry. 

Finance Committee

Contact Sam Bonsall
Recommends and monitors the annual church budget and fiscal policies for approval by the church Council. Along with the Stewardship Ministry Team, they are charged to raise the monies to meet the approved annual budget.

Home Visitation Ministry Team

Contact Renae Schunk
Assigns volunteers to visit parishioners in their homes or nursing homes.

Hospital Visitation Ministry Team

Contact Renae Schunk
Schedules volunteers to visit church members/attenders when they are hospitalized in the Mt. Nittany Medical Center. Every day of the year individuals who are hospitalized are visited by a member of the Hospital Visitation Team.

Mission and Justice Ministry Team

Contact Joan Zimmer
Provides opportunities for individuals to participate in local, regional, national, and global mission opportunities.

Music Ministry Team

Contact Russell Bloom
Seeks to provide music in worship which glorifies God and ministers to God’s people through a wide variety of styles and ensembles, while nurturing spiritual growth and fellowship for all participants. There are no auditions for any of the groups and no previous experience necessary.

Nominations and Leadership Committee

Works with committees and ministry teams to recognize, recruit, and nominate leaders for the church.

Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC)

Contact Todd Erdley
Responsible for hiring and supervising all the employed staff members except the pastors, who are appointed by the Bishop in consultation with this committee. This group provides consultation between the paid staff and the congregation in areas of support and accountability.

Preschool Advisory Board

Contact Scarlett Miller
Discusses policy, budget, advertising, staff concerns, and parental needs and concerns. Offers support, advice, and suggestions regarding these needs. Members also help by coordinating fund raisers and working with church members to recruit volunteers for this program.

Stewardship Committee

Focuses attention on the spiritual well-being of the congregation in year-round commitment to stewardship of the whole which includes time, talents, financial gifts, and environmental issues. The committee is involved in helping to educate the congregation in considering stewardship as an all-encompassing way of life.

United Women in Faith

Contact Suzy Lutz or Virginia Flick
United Women in Faith members work locally and globally through dedicated circles to bring the love of Christ into the lives of women, youth, and children. This group develops a creative, supportive fellowship of women through prayers, projects, resources, time, and talent.

Wesley Foundation Leadership Team

Contact Julie Simon
Provides advisory leadership in the area of strategic planning for campus ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation.

Worship Ministry Team

Oversees and plans the various worship opportunities of the church. The team includes such ministries as music, ushers, greeters, communion, and acolytes.

Youth Ministry Team

Contact Pastor Greg Milinovich
Assists Youth Ministries in the areas of administration, recruitment, and program planning.