William J Blair
Grace U M Church
Bill feels very much at home in Connellsville. He was born and raised on a Somerset County Farm near Sipesville, PA.
At age 24, he had a transforming spiritual experience and soon married his only love, Beth Blair in 1986.
In January 1992, Bill began college while he continued farming. During this time, he also served as DS supply at the Harnedsville charge in the Connellsville District. He graduated UPJ in 1995 and then graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1998. Bill then returned to Connellsville in his first appointment at the HOME Charge. The people there were incredibly supportive and gracious. During 2003-2011, Bills appointment took him to Titusville, which was ripe for a great movement in missions, camping and discipleship. Leaders stepped up quickly to form small groups and three people were called to ministry. Before being appointed as a District Superintendent, Bill served as a camp dean for 12 years at Camp Allegheny and Wesley Woods. He served on the District Superintency committee, District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Conference Evangelism Team, Conference Rules, and Advisory group to Conference Sessions. Local service included North Star Outreach, Senior Center of Crawford County, Genesis Board, and Titusville School Advisory Board. Bill and Beth have four children, Shanda, Jordan, Ryan and Preston with birthdays spanning 1991 - 2007. Bill enjoys gardening, Steeler football, history and walking trails.