Heather J Wakefield
Phone (814) 587-3000
PO Box 222
905 Washington Street
A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Heather Wakefield grew up in small towns in Pennsylvania (Crawford County), West Virginia, and Southeast Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and has an MA in Theater History and Criticism from Ohio University and an MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
Heather’s journey into United Methodism started at Saegertown United Methodist Church, not far from her new appointment. She was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, but became a a “spiritual seeker” during young adulthood. While serving as the Library Director of the Saegertown Area Public Library, she was drawn to the local United Methodist Church and found her spiritual home. Methodist theology and its call to service for others resonated with her on a deep level. After 7 ½ years, she left her position at the library and moved to Cambridge MA. There she earned a M.Div at Harvard.