Harry S Zurasky

Mailing Address
30935 Russell Rd
Townville, PA 16360


Biographical Information
  • Born, Raised, & Educated:
    • New Castle, Pa
    • Graduated from Neshannock HS 1980
    • Churches attended, Savannah, Kings Chapel, Mercer
    • Graduated from Westminster College 1984 (BS in Mathematics/minor Secondary Education)
  • Pre-Church Work Experience:
    • Various jobs as a young adult (millworker, truck driver, mechanic)
    • Math and Computer Programing teacher 9 years, Buckhorn HS, New Market, Al
    • Math teacher 27 years, Maplewood HS, Guys Mills Pa
    • Internal Coach Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program (PBIS)
    • Coached Football, Basketball and Track at various times throughout my teaching career
    • Retired from teaching in 2021
  • Appointment History & Church Service:
    • One appointment New Richmond UMC and North Richmond UMC
    • Currently at New Richmond after a church merger in 2019
    • Appointed to Little Cooley UMC 2020
  • Passions/Gifts for Ministry:
    • First and foremost, teaching, I love to work with others to help them discover a deeper understanding of God’s love
    • Meeting people where they are and helping them to move forward in the love of God
    • Love of everyone and seeing the good in all
    • Working with people and reaching consensus
  • Family & Personal Interests:
    • My wife of 34 years name is Ann, my teammate in Christ
    • I have two grown daughters who live in the Pittsburgh area, both of home are married
    • My wife and I became grandparents for the first time in the past year
  • Other Information:
    • I retired from teaching in June of 2021
    • I feel truly blessed that God and the United Methodist Church chose me to serve in the roll of Local Pastor