Darlene R Wiewiora


Phone (814) 948-4706

Mailing Address
12 Hickory St
Northern Cambria, PA 15714-1219

Saint Johns U M Church
Senior Pastor

 

Bio
I WAS BORN IN SPANGLER, PA ON MARCH 22, 1938 TO ANDREW AND DOROTHY BUZA. HAVE BEEN A METHODIST ALL MY LIFE, BAPTIZED IN THE  METHODIST CHURCH AT AGE  THREE. BECAME A FULL  MEMBER AT AGE 12. WENT TO THE BARNESBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM FIRST -12TH GRADES. GRADUATED FROM NORTHERN CAMBRIA,PA  (BARNESBORO,PA) SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 1956.. WENT TO COURSE OF STUDY CLASSES IN WESLEY SEMINARY , FROM 1990 - 1995, RECEIVING A CERTIFICATE OF ATTAINMENT FROM THEM. ALSO WENT TO MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, LORETTA, PA., RECEIVING A ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES.IN 1998.  WHICH LED TO MY ORDINATION AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  IN 1999 , UNDER THE BISHOP GEORGE W. BASHORE. i MARRIED MY HUSBAND, RICHARD J. WIEWIORA ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1997. RICH AND I HAVING FIVE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN TOGETHER. i WAS A FULL TIME WIFE, MOTHER UNTIL ALL MY CHILDREN GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL. i GOT VERY INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH HOLDING MANY OFFICES, INCLUDING LAY LEADER, LAY SPEAKER, SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, BIBLE STUDY WOMAN'S GROUP TEACHER, EVEN CHURCH SECRETARY FOR SEVERAL YEARS . I WORKED ALSO DURING THIS TIME IN A LADIES BOUTIQUE SHOP, HERE IN NORTHERN CAMBRIA. . EVERY THING JUST SEEMED TO EVOLVE INTO ONE ANOTHER UNTIL I WAS FINALLY APPROVED AS A LOCAL PASTOR  AFTER GOING TO LOCAL PASTOR SCHOOL  IN 1987. I FIRST SERVED THE HOPEWELL UMC IN BOSWELL , PA FROM 1990-1993, AS THEIR PASTOR, THEN BEING APPOINTED TO THE GALLITZIN/AMSBRY CHARGE FROM 1993-1997 AS THEIR PASTOR; NEXT I WAS APPOINTED TO COALPORT/GLEN HOPE/IRVONA UMC FROM 1997- 2008, 11 YEARS AS THEIR PASTOR. THEN I HAD TO RETIRE BECAUSE OF AGE , SO IN 2008 I RETIRED, BUT ASKED IF I COULD BE REAPPOINTED AGAIN AS A PART TIME PASTOR. GOD ANSWERED AND I WAS APPOINTED TO THE GLASGOW LARGER PARISH FROM 2009 - 2015, SERVING AS THEIR PASTOR. I ASKED TO BE APPOINTED CLOSER TO MY HOME, GOD ANSWERED AND I WAS APPOINTED TO ST. JOHN'S UMC WHERE I AM STILL SERVING AS THEIR PASTOR. . QUITE A JOURNEY . GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD. RICH AND I NOW HAVE 11 GRANDCHILDREN , ALL DOING WELL. WE LOST OUR ONE DAUGHTER TO A HEART ATTACK IN 2016. , AND STILL MOURN FOR HER TO THIS DAY. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE HOME BODIES , JUST DOING GOD'S WORK AND STILL HELPING OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WHERE EVER THERE IS A NEED. I AM STILL SERVING GOD'S PEOPLE.  I PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS.