Meet the staff of Hempfield UMC
Our staff consists of our pastoral team, worship and ministry directors, youth and children’s ministries leaders, our pre-school leaders and teachers, and operational personnel.
Our staff comes from a variety of backgrounds, but all are called to teach and lead our community to know Jesus Christ and raise up generations of new disciples.
Pastor 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 for Senior Adults
Rev. Dr. Ed Barlow
Pastor Jeff Miller
Pastor Jeff and his wife, Sarah, have one son Asa. Jeff was born and raised in Lebanon County. He then completed his undergraduate degree in student ministry and biblical studies at Lancaster Bible College, while working as a youth pastor in Lebanon. In 2017, Jeff and Sarah moved to Florida while Jeff pursued his Master of Divinity from Liberty University, which he received in 2020. He is passionate about studying God’s Word in it’s original languages, and enjoys the opportunity…
Pastor Brenda Coffin
Pastor Brenda Coffin is an ordained UMC Deacon, who integrates her training in counseling, spiritual direction and professional coaching to reach individuals and groups at the intersection of healing, wholeness, and spirituality. At HUMC, She offers Group Spiritual Direction from September to May, a Living With Cancer Support Group September to May, and Co-leads Healing Services in Fall and Spring with Pastor John Longmire. She offers ongoing workshops for Families with school age children, and Marriage Enrichment workshops for couples.…
“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,…
Brian is Elisha’s husband and Evan and Arthur’s dad. After beginning his studies at Malone College, he finished his degree in music at Slippery Rock University and went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Akron. He has previously lived and served in music ministry in western PA, western New York, northeast Ohio and the Florida panhandle. Brian also occasionally serves as a musician and actor for theatre productions, teaches music lessons, writes, arranges, and orchestrates music.…
Coordinator for Elementary Children’s and Family Ministries
Coordinator for Preschool Ministries
Youth Ministry Associate