William A. (Bill) Waugh will begin as Southern Pennsylvania District executive minister on Jan. 1, 2014. He has 27 years of experience in pastoral ministry serving two congregations, Greensburg Church of the Brethren in Western Pennsylvania District since 1992 and Mohrsville Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District from 1985-92.
His leadership experience includes terms on the Standing Committee of district delegates to Annual Conference, and a term as moderator of Western Pennsylvania District where he also has been an ex-officio member of the District Leadership Team and served on the Pastor/Parish Team, Church Life and Growth Team, and as a facilitator for Special Response Hearings.
At the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center with offices at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College–a program related to Bethany Seminary and the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership–he has been a board member since 2012 and has been an instructor, teaching “Introduction to the New Testament,” “Introduction to the Old Testament,” and “Interpreting the Bible.
He is a 1982 graduate of Messiah College with a bachelor’s degree in Bible, and holds a master of divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary.
The Southern Pennsylvania District Office will continue to be located at 6035 York Road, New Oxford, Pa.