Church Staff

Pastor – Donald DeGroat

With a little help from a former pastor and a nudge form the Holy Spirit, Rev.Donald DeGroat became the Gouldsboro Charge interim pastor. He began just beforeChristmas 2018 as a supply pastor and later appointed by Rev. Marian Hartman, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District Superintendent, half-time until the appointment year concludes.
Rev. DeGroat, or Pastor Don as he prefers, is an ordained Elder, who retired
2012 after 38 years of ministry-service with the Greater New Jersey Conference. He served five churches in Northern New Jersey.
He and his wife, Grace, are married 47 years and live at Indian Mountain Lakes in Tunkhannock Township. Grace is a registered nurse doing home care.
Among Jesus’ disciples Pastor Don’s favorites are Andrew and Bartholomew, because they pointed people to Jesus. In his time with Gouldsboro and Thornhurst his prayer is to point the way to Jesus as well as prepare the charge for the next pastor.

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Church Secretary – Tina Reber

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Organist – Thornhurst UMC – Tom O’Lear

O'Lear, Tom