James T Golla


Mailing Address
10137 Hyndman Rd.
Manns Choice, PA 15550

Buffalo Mills U M Church
Senior Pastor

Helixville U M Church
Senior Pastor

Manns Choice U M Church
Senior Pastor



I was raised in Gibsonia, PA. I left for Ohio to attend college at Mount Vernon Nazarene University where I received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and a Masters of Ministry. During my stay in Ohio, I worked with the youth at First Church of the Nazarene. I also worked with the chaplain at Knox County Hospice. It was during my time at college where I met my lovely wife, Dana. We moved back to the Pittsburgh area where I attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and received my Masters of Divinity.

We moved to the City of Butler while I attended seminary. I worked at Christ Community United Methodist Church as the Director of Connectional Ministries. I also worked with a shop refinishing wooden furniture.

I received my first appointment in 2016 to the Shawnee Charge in Bedford County where I currently serve. The Shawnee Charge is made up of Manns Choice, Buffalo Mills, and Helixville UMCs.

My family is made up my wife Dana, my two sons: Eben and Lucas, and my daughter who is expected to be born later this year (2020). We are an active family and enjoy sports and outdoor activities. In addition to my family activities, I love spending time getting to know new people. I appreciate conversations on a wide range of various topics. I enjoy reading theological books and commentaries