Lead Pastor

Rev. John Longmire

I am daily amazed at the beauty and transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God draws us day-by-day into a deeper relationship, loving us unconditionally, giving us daily grace, and showing us new ways of living. Every day is an adventure to see what God has in store! It is a great privilege to serve such an excellent church of devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Hempfield is a church that is passionately devoted to making disciples of Jesus…
Pastor of Discipleship

Rev. Keith Buckbee

“We are invited to experience the abundant life that only the Lord Jesus Christ offers. I want to help others to enter into this deeper fellowship with the Lord.”          -Pastor Keith Buckbee Keith Buckbee has been the Pastor of Discipleship at Hempfield UMC since July of 2016. After receiving the call into the ministry, he began studying at Evangelical Seminary, and expects to graduate with a Master’s of Divinity. He has a heart for leading believers…
Pastor of Connections & Serving

Rev. Heather Hammel

“The church is more than a building, it’s a family. When we gather together to worship God, we also gather as brothers and sisters in Christ. We support, challenge, respect, love, and care for one another. We also join together, shoulder to shoulder, serving Hempfield UMC, our communities, and our world.”   Heather is a newly licensed and appointed part-time local pastor in the United Methodist Church. She has grown up in the United Methodist Church (in Ohio) and has…
Director of Care & Minister of Visitation

Joyce Young

“As Christians, God has given us a special mission. That mission is to love others just as God himself loves us. We become His voice, His hands, His feet and His heart to those who are suffering. Times of suffering call for the best we can bring in hope and in compassion. As a community of believers, we are empowered to offer God’s comfort to all who need it. As we model the life of Christ in ministry to others,…
Minister of Spiritual Care and Counseling

Brenda Coffin

“I am passionate about positioning God’s people for His transformational healing, wholeness, and freedom. I try to live by my favorite life verse:” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5 Brenda Coffin, is a licensed Therapist, Professional Certified Coach, and Spiritual Director. Brenda earned a Masters of Social Science degree from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work…