Robert W Penrose

Phone (724) 840-2460

Mailing Address
7817 Route 259 Highway
Homer City, PA 15748

Grace U M Church
Associate Pastor

Glen Campbell U M Church
Senior Pastor

Mahaffey U M Church
Senior Pastor

New Washington U M Church
Senior Pastor

Smithport U M Church
Senior Pastor


Bob was born in Johnstown, PA.  He grew up living near New Florence and attended United Jr. Sr. High School.  After graduation he attended IUP and graduated in 1992 with a B.S. in Education with a major in Biology.  In 2000, He graduated from Gannon University with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  In 1993 Bob started teaching and coaching at United Jr. Sr. High School.  Over his 30 year career he taught Biology, AP Biology, Environmental Science, Life Science and Physical Science.  He coached football for 12 years, has been the Head Cross Country coach for 3 years and has coached track for 31 years with the last 13 being the Head Coach.

Bob became a Lay Speaker at the age of 18.  During his time in various United Methodist Churches, he has served on every committee.  Bob became a CLM and served in the capacity of Indiana District Lay Ministry School Director.  WPAUMC Lay Ministry Director, Indiana District Lay Leader, and Superintendency Chairperson.  Bob also serves on the Indiana District DCOM.  At Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana, PA, Bob serves as a quarter time Pastor in charge of Adult Education and Discipleship.  Bob is also serving at the Mahaffey Charge in scheduling services and preaching.  

Bob is blessed to have two daughters: Jordan and Ashley.  Jordan is working to become an educator and Ashley is working to become a music therapist.  He has two dogs and a cat.  When not working or doing ministry, you will find him out in nature hiking or biking, investigating History, discovering antiques, and spending time with his family and friends.  Bob loves music and movies as well as reading.