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Pastor Jim Bolich

Senior Pastor

We are excited to have Pastor Jim Bolich as our new Senior Pastor! He was born and raised in Allentown, PA. He is a graduate of Lehigh County Community College (A.A., Business Administration, 1987), Houghton College (B.Mus., Music Education, 1990), and Evangelical Seminary (M.Div., 2003). He has served a variety of churches over nearly 30 years of full time ministry. He recently completed a 16-year tenure as the Senior Pastor of Prince Street Church (Shippensburg). In addition to his role as pastor, he serves as both the Director of Ministerial Licensing for the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA and as Cluster Leaderr for the Chambersburg Region. He considers it an honor to follow both his dear friend, Rev. Chris Little, and his mentor, Rev. Ray Seilhamer, as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Church and looks forward to partnering with the people and staff in pursuing the future God has in store. He enjoys live jazz, baseball, and exceptionally good coffee. He and his wife, Janet, have two adult sons; Jim (Huntington University) and David (Mount Vernon Nazarene 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

Youth Pastor

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 sons and one grandson.


Carla Bender

Children's Director

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.


MaryBeth Knepper

Ministry Assistant

Our Ministry Assistant is MaryBeth Knepper. She began her responsibilities in October 2018. Mt. Pleasant has been her church home since she was born. MaryBeth and her husband Harry have one child.


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