John Wallace

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Here's a recent photo of Pastor John Wallace and family,
taken at Sandy Cove Ministries. From left to right: daughter
Meggan (husband Brandon not in photo), son-in-law Sal
Collelouri, daughter Rachel married to Sal, holding nephew
Isaac, Karen, Pastor John's wife, Pastor John, daughter
Stephanie holding a non-compliant son, James, Stephanie's
husband, David Caballero holding daughter, Isabel.

Pastor Wallace is a graduate of the Evangelical Theological
Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree (2002) and a 
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (2012). He is 
currently in his 8th year of service at First UMC.

The "XO," Executive Officer

Mrs. Lori Blyler

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Have a problem? Lori can fix it. Yes, she's that good!
Lori is married to Joe Blyler and they reside in Hegins, PA.
They are parents of Joseph (Allison) and Andrew (Kelsey)
Blyler. Don't mess with the XO!

Director of Music

Mrs. Melinda Frantz

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First UMC is fortunate to have as its Director of Music,
Mrs. Melinda Frantz, known to most as "Mindy." 
Mindy is a Pottsville High School graduate, Class of

2007, a 2011 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with
a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a
Bachelor of Science in Music Education.
Mindy earned a master's in music education from 
Boston University in 2016.
She is married to Andrew, and they live in Pottsville.