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Rev. James Ramsey

Pastor James has served East Union since 2004. He acts as Head-of-Staff, Mission Coordinator and Moderator of Session (the governing board of Elders.) He previously served churches in Watertown, New York (1991-1996) and Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania (1997-2003).

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Pastor Jo has served East Union part-time since 2007, first as Director of Children's Worship. She began work as Associate Pastor of Family Life in 2011. She coordinates all children's programming, including our Summer Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and programs throughout the year. She also writes and directs an annual Christmas Pageant. She previously served Magee Women's Hospital as a Spiritual Care Provider (1997-2005 periodically). Before becoming a pastor she served as a social worker in the fields of adolescent parenting, hospital care and domestic violence.

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Vicki has served East Union since 1995. She serves as our full-time Administrative Assistant and acts as Office Manager. She is also Financial Secretary. She staffs the Revenue Advisory Team. Vicki previously worked for Westinghouse Renewal Parts Distribution as a computer programmer.


Support Staff

Mike McCormick
Mike has served East Union since 2008 as Maintenance Custodian. Mike works full-time at Cook Medical and part-time at East Union. Mike staffs our Board of Trustees and is very busy fixing stuff, maintaining equipment, mowing and cleaning.

Pearl Campbell
Pearl has served East Union part-time since 1975 as our Housekeeping Custodian. Pearl cleans, straightens, organizes, waters gardens, and generally keeps the church campus sharp and clean.

Ordained and Elected Leaders

John Burk
John has served as volunteer Treasurer since 1970. He serves on the Revenue Advisory Team and presents a proposed annual budget to a joint meeting of the Elders and Trustees each October.


East Union is governed by a board of 15 elected and ordained elders, who are members at East Union. These elders, together with Pastor James, make up the Session, which charts the course God is calling the church.


East Union is led in its care ministry by a board of 12 elected and ordained deacons, who are members at East Union. These deacons watch out especially for the sick and the homebound, but serve the church and community in a variety of ways.


East Union is guided in the stewardship and maintenance of its buildings and grounds by a board of 12 elected trustees, who are members at East Union. These trustees work tirelessly to take care of our facilities, to improve them, and to make them more energy-efficient.


Jeff Hodgkinson, President
Pat Aber
Joe Haynes
Dan Klemmensen
Mike Maher
Tom Orban
Robin Trocki
Joe Williams


Jan Blinn
Barbara Bick
Bonnie Braun
Valerie Demase
Sharon Mueller
Kim Noble
Heather Rusek
Shari Smallwood, Moderator
MJ (Mary Jane) Trocki
Janet Wangler
Mary Ann Yanetti


Rev. James Ramsey, Pastor
Carol McCaskey, Clerk
Doug Blinn
John Burk
Kim Borczyk
Brian Fill
Erin Geahry
Allie Gray
Michael Lynch
Vonna May Miller
Jeff Parsons
Julie Plummer
Keith Russell
Gail Stotlemyer
Keith Tarbi
Teresa Williams