John L Donner


Phone (814) 739-2598

Mailing Address
7183 Route 6
Union City, PA 16438-8529

Lowville U M Church
Senior Pastor


John L Donner's Bio in short bullet point form:
  • 1956:  Born in Erie, PA
  • 1974:  Graduated from McDowell High School, Millcreek/Erie, PA
  • 1980:  Graduated from the GE Apprenticeship Program with equivalence of associate degree in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering.   Completed numerous additional engineering courses over the course of 40 year GE Career 
  • 1976-2016:  40 year career with GE Transportation within various engineering roles, with last 10 years in the position of Principal Engineer
  • 2012:  Graduated from the Course of Study School of Ohio (United Methodist Church Course of Study) sponsored by the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (Delaware, OH) 
  • 1987 - 1992:  Member of the "Laymen's Witness" evangelism ministry, sharing Christ in churches throughout Western PA, as well as in Maryland and the Island of Jamaica.
  • 1988-2000:  Member of the Kairos Prison Ministry, sharing Christ with residents of the Collins Correctional Facility (Medium security prison in Collins, NY)
  • 1995-2001:   Worship Leader (Praise Team Leader) at the Christ United Methodist Church, Erie PA
  • 2002-2003:  Appointed as the associate pastor (licensed local pastor) of Lowville United Methodist Church, WPAUMC Annual Conference
  • 2003-Present:  Appointed as the senior pastor (licensed local pastor) of Lowville United Methodist Church, WPAUMC Annual Conference
  • 1976-Present:  Married to Pamela Donner.  3 adult children: Beth, Steven and Jennifer.  6 grandchildren: Samantha, Caleb, Alexander, Asher, Lissue and Everly.  Personal interests include first and foremost my Lord and my Savior as well as my wife, children and grandchildren, all of whom I dearly love.  Other interests include Astronomy and Physics, reading, music/guitar, camping (and XC skiiing and kayaking if and when time and health permits.