Bob Rockwell, Church Custodian
Wayne Kinley, Church Accountant
Pastor Tim grew up in the Lehigh Valley and graduated from United Wesleyan College in Allentown, PA, earning a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology with an emphasis in Sacred Music. While at college, he met Heather Crosser. They were married on July 20, 1985.
After graduation in 1986, Tim and Heather accepted their first pastoral ministry assignment at the Wesleyan church in Sandy Lake, Pa., where they would spend the next 11 years ministering to the youth and engaging in many other areas of church service and leadership. During this time, Tim also served as the president of the Western Pa. District Wesleyan Youth. Their sons, Reid and Ryan, were born in 1992 and 1995.
In 1997, Tim and Heather accepted their next ministry assignment at Christ Wesleyan Church in Milton, Pa. Tim’s initial role at the church was being the pastor to the new
In 2001, Tim and Heather accepted the call to be the pastoral family of Faith Wesleyan Church in Williamsport, Pa. At that time, the church was struggling. Three pastoral transitions in the space of just three years had resulted in stressed relationships and frustration. Attendance had dwindled to an annual average of just 69. But within that number remained a faithful and committed group that
In 2002, the church purchased the one-acre lot located on the north side of Maxwell Place. In 2003, the sanctuary was completely remodeled, a 32-car gravel parking lot was installed on the Maxell Property, and Pastor Tim and his family moved out of the parsonage and into their own home. A second worship service was added in 2004 as attendance grew to 163. In 2008, a major addition was added and by 2012, attendance had grown to 270. In 2014 and 2015, additional properties were added to the campus as the church prepares for future expansion.
In addition to leading the church, Pastor Tim enjoys going on adventures with Heather and his many hobbies which include hunting, fishing, trapping, backpacking, vegetable gardening, golf, playing his trumpet, wood cutting and carving with his chainsaw. He’s been a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Mets, and the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Rev. Carey Richards, Staff Pastor
Pastor Carey grew up in Western Pennsylvania. She graduated from Houghton College, earning a bachelor's degree in Religion with a ministerial concentration and minor in Linguistics, and from Asbury Theological Seminary, earning a master of divinity degree with a concentration in Ethics. While in seminary, she met her husband Luke, and they were married on August 6, 2005.
After graduation in December 2006, Carey and Luke served as co-pastors of the Wesleyan Church in Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania for ten years. During that time Carey also participated on the District Board of Ministerial Development. Their daughter, Junia, was born in 2015.
In 2017, Carey and Luke accepted their next ministry assignment as co-pastors of the Wesleyan Church in Millerton, PA. Their son, Matthias, was born in 2018. In 2019, Carey accepted a call to serve as Faith Wesleyan Church's staff / assistant pastor.
In addition to seeing people become connected with the Body of Christ, Carey enjoys going on adventures with her family (these days mostly playgrounds and zoos), hiking, and reading historical fiction.
Kerri is a graduate
As the Worship Arts Director at Faith Wesleyan, Kerri directs the Celebration Choir, coordinates the worship teams and leads occasionally, oversees the projection and sound technicians and develops the weekly worship service order. She has a heart for helping people plug into the music ministry and loves to worship Jesus with her church family.
Kerri is also certified in Private Early Childhood Education, with 7 years of experience. In addition to her role as Worship Arts Director, Kerri also serves as the coordinator and classroom teacher at Growing Faith Preschool.
Kerri and her husband have two beautiful daughters and they are all very involved in the church life of Faith Wesleyan. She also enjoys running, finding new healthy recipes, learning to play the ukulele and exploring the outdoors in and around Williamsport. A perfect weekend consists of coffee, a Trader Joe's run and a hike in the woods.
Leila Rotz, Congregational Ministries
Leila is a graduate of Houghton College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education. After graduation, she worked as a therapeutic support staff person for Community Services Group, providing one-on-one support/interventions to several students. In 2011, Leila began serving on staff at Faith Wesleyan as Director of Congregational Ministries. In 2013, she married her husband, Reuben, and they reside in Nippenose Valley as they enjoy the country life!
Leila’s responsibilities include oversight of prayer requests and praises, encouragement/hospital/nursing home visits, and coordination of compassion responses consisting of meals and other
Leila also gives leadership to our Children’s Registration/Security process as well as our Infant and Toddler Nurseries.
In Leila’s spare time she enjoys cooking, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends!
Rebecca Rothra, Children's Ministry Facilitator
Rebecca is a graduate of Newport Business Institute where she earned an associate's degree in Specialized Business. After graduation, she worked in social services for Adelphoi Village (Previously Laurel Youth Services) for 22 years before transitioning to her current position in higher education at Lycoming College as a Data Information Specialist and International DSO in the Admissions Department. She joined our staff in October 2020.
Rebecca has been involved in Children’s Ministry for many years. Her current responsibilities include facilitating Sunday morning age-level discipleship for children 4 yrs. through 5th grade during the morning worship services.
Rebecca is the mother of two adult children, Danielle and Zakary. Rebecca and her husband, Stephen, live in Old Lycoming Township. She enjoys spending time with family and friends; hiking; playing with her two labs, Raven and Luna; and baking.
Robin Muffley, Administrative Ministries & Communications
Robin graduated from the Williamsport School of Commerce with an associate's degree in Specialized Business.
Her prior experience includes seven years as
She is a grandmother of four, an avid reader, and a member of the River Valley YMCA and Williamsport TOPS Chapter 1628. Robin and her husband, Charlie live in Williamsport with grandsons Lucas and Dante, and furbabies Babykat and Mars.