Christ U M Church
I am Rev. Dr. Darrell Greenawalt (folks call me Pastor Darrell), I have been serving Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin, since July 2018. I grew up attending Nixon UMC, south of Butler, where I graduated from Knoch HS. I earned a BFA in art history/photography from Ohio University, returning to WPA in 1989 after earning a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Recently, I completed a DMin program in Pastoral Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary, focusing on fatherhood.
My 30-year ministry career began at Jeanette: Gethsemane UMC. I later served Lander UMC, South Greensburg UMC, Girard/Lake City UMC’s, and Saegertown UMC, before moving to Franklin.
I married Sharon in 1998 and am the very proud father of four boys: Nathan, Aaron, Noah, and Toby. Our family enjoys hiking, biking and traveling.
During my ministry, I have served on the Sessions Ministry Team, the Superintendency Committee of the Greensburg District, the Erie-Meadville District Committee on Ministry, the Episcopacy Committee, The Board of Ordained Ministry, and on the board of directors of EUMA (The Erie United Methodist Alliance).
Most importantly, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and desire to become more like Christ every day.