Joseph B Short


Phone (814) 849-5367

Mailing Address
196 Jefferson Street
Brookville, PA 15825

First U M Church
Senior Pastor


Joe was born and raised in Cambria County Pennsylvania. He graduated from Cambria Heights High School in 1982, which is where he met his bride Jenny. Joe has worked numerous jobs from construction to retail sales. Joe has also been deeply involved in local fire departments serving as Fire Chief for a period of time in Patton PA. Upon his call into pastoral ministry Joe received an associates degree in Human Services from The Cambria County Community College, Social Work classes from California University, B.S. Degree is Human Resource Management from Geneva College and an M/Div from Asbury Theological Seminary.  He has served the Glasgow Larger Parish (5) Benson and Curry UMC in Cynthiana KY, and the Redbank Valley Charge (7) prior to ordination. Since that time he has been serving the Emporium 1st UMC and currently serves The Brookville 1st UMC. Joe loves having family time, doing construction at their family camp and is still involved with the local fire departments. However, above anything else Joe loves Jesus and it shows in all that he does!