Mindi Gochnaur / Pastor

I am Pastor Mindi and I am looking forward to serving as at Enola Emmanuel UMC. Previous to this appointment I served as the Pastor of Huntingdon First UMC for four years. I am a graduate of Messiah College, with a B.A. in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Youth Ministry. I am also a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary, obtaining an MDiv. In May 2017, I was ordained as an Elder by the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. 
I grew up in Altoona, PA, where my parents and siblings still reside. I will be getting married this coming September to Jason Gochnaur. We look forward to investing in our new community together. I bring with me a sweet three year old Golden Retriever named Rocky. He is very outgoing and always welcomes new friends. 
I love to teach and preach the Word of God. I look forward to exploring the scriptures with the people of EEUMC! I whole heartedly believe that relationships are the key to ministry, and so I look forward to building meaningful relationships with the people of EEUMC and the surrounding community.

Gloria Noss / Secretary

Gloria joined EEUMC's staff in April 1990. Prior to her employment at EEUMC, she worked for Child Evangelism Fellowship for 19 years. She is very involved at her home church, Mechanicsburg Church of God, and has taught children in churches for over 50 years. Gloria is married to husband, Oren. They have 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Chelsea Dincher / Youth & Young Adults

 A 2013 graduate of Messiah College where she earned her B.S. in History and Social Studies Education.  She had planned on taking her passion for middle and high school-aged students into the sphere of public education, but God had a different plan for her life that led her to begin her career in youth ministry.  She served for three years on the Salt n’ Light Youth Ministry team as a summer intern.  While on the team, she utilized her dance experience in worship settings and has continued to do so since.  Chelsea began dancing at the age of 3 and continues to teach today at Studio `91 Dance Instruction.  Chelsea and her husband, Tom, live locally with their Golden Doodle, Piper. They enjoy golfing, playing tennis, spending time with friends and rooting for Penn State.  ​

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Bob Buyers / Music Ministry 

Originally from western New York and a long-time resident of the Harrisburg area, Bob is a graduate of Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania in Clarks Summit, earning a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Following college, Bob spent 10 years as an elementary school teacher in a private Christian school teaching in a traditional 5th/6th grade classroom and also teaching music to all ages. Always active in church music ministry, Bob has been a organist/pianist/vocalist in a variety of settings over the years. He is a long-time member of the Susquehanna Chorale, a 35-voice chamber choir based in Hershey, Pennsylvania

We are a local congregation with a proud past and an exciting future. With God's help, our mission is to reach and receive people as they are; to develop, nurture an​d strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ so they may grow spiritually and live life more abundantly. We are here to welcome, support and show genuine love and concern for all.