A new Senior Pastor will be assigned to our church to begin ministry here at Mt. Pleasant Church in July, 2018. A few candidates are being considered at this time. The process being used by our church and our denomination is explained on the page entitled: Assigning UB Pastors.
Pastor Ray Seilhamer
Interim Senior Pastor
We are pleased to have Pastor Ray Seilhamer as our Interim Senior Pastor. He felt burdened by God to come and help our church in this time of grief. Our former Senior Pastor, Christopher T. Little, died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 19, 2016 at age 51. Our church family has been trying to deal with this great loss of our beloved pastor and friend. Dr. Seilhamer has extensive training and experience in grief counseling, and has agreed to come help us through this period for the next 2 years. Ray has served as the Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Most recently, he was the Lead Pastor at New Hope UB Church for the past 12 years, while also serving as the Dean of the Graduate School of Christian Ministries and Director of the Counseling Ministry Program at Huntington University.
Pastor Garry Culler
Congregational Care Pastor
Pastor Garry began his ministries here in July 2002. He has been involved in the pastoral ministry serving in various UB churches in the Cumberland Valley for the past 40 years. Mt. Pleasant is the church he grew up in before he began his pastoral ministries. Pastor Garry and his wife Lois have four children and six grandchildren.
Pastor Bobby Culler
Pastor Bobby began his ministry here in October 1987. He received a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education in 1987 from Huntington College in Indiana, and he received his Specialized Ministry License as a Youth Pastor in 1994. Mt. Pleasant has been his church home since he was born. Bobby and his wife Amy have two children.
Pastor Mark Young
Music & Worship Pastor
Pastor Mark began his ministry here in April 2004. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music and Religion from Liberty University in Virginia and received a Masters of Religion in Worship Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014. Mark served in the Marines and was part of the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps in Washington, D.C. Mark and his wife Kim have two children and one grandchild.
Our Director of our Children's Department is Mrs. Carla Bender. Carla began her responsibilities November 3, 2015. Carla and her husband, Jeff, have been long time members here at Mt. Pleasant. They have 4 children. Carla has been involved in many activities here at MTP--LIFT, Quilts for Newborns, Nursery, Children's Dept., Youth Dept., etc.
Our Church Secretary is Cathy Houser. She began her responsibilities in May 2012. Cathy and her husband, Chuck have been members of Mt. Pleasant since September 1990. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.