Pastor :: Michael Airgood
Michael grew up in Kane, PA and was active in Kane First UMC for all of his formative years. “My mother was the church organist, so I was there every time the doors were open,” he says. His older sister is a physician assistant and his brother-in-law is a professional monster truck driver for the Raminator team. Michael has two nephews, Hemi Tucker and Warn Jack, and although he has many titles, Uncle is his favorite.
Michael has served as a missionary on many short-term ventures in many different countries. He served as a Global Ministries Individual Volunteer in South Korea, Mongolia, and Ukraine. He was a standard support missionary serving in Lviv, Ukraine for years. He worked in the area of new church development and then served as interim-director of an inter-confessional student ministry before turning the ministry over to local leadership. He is abundantly proud of the young people from that ministry and their maturity in faith and trust in God’s Holy Spirit. “It was the great joy of my life to serve with those students – even though the situations we faced were very challenging, they taught me to constantly trust and obey,” says Michael.
Michael taught at Ivan Franko National University in the Translation Studies department and is a translator of Ukrainian poetry into English.
He loves the United Methodist church and longs for the day when we can honestly live out our vision of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.
Administrative Assistant :: Terry Paterson
Terry is a lifelong member of Pine Run UMC and has worked in the church office for 33 years. Terry’s joyful smile greets each person who visits the church office and her meticulous attention to detail keeps this church running!
Organist :: Judith Holden
Choir Director :: Esther Spadaro
Bookkeeper :: Bill Lewis