Welcome to the State College District homepage. 

The goal of this page is to communicate information for the laity and clergy of the district, and also to help seekers find a place to connect.  As known, worship times, facebook tags and websites will be listed for the 113 churches of the State College district and the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.  

The State College District connects the United Methodists in Centre, Clearfield (West Branch & Philipsburg Osceola Mills School Districts), Clinton, lower Juniata and Mifflin Counties.

                                                  WELCOME TO THE State College DISTRICT!

Rev Dr Paul Amara – State College Bethune/Park Forest

Rev Deb Dailey – Centre Hall

Pastor John Baney – Renovo Area


And those remaining and serving in a different way

Pastor Michael Baumgardner – Runville/Curtin

Pastor Doug Conway – Bellefonte Trinity

Rev Dr Renee Ford – State College Woodycrest/Grays


Pastor Christopher Passante  - State College Mt Nittany

Rev Ed Preston – Runville/Curtin

Pastor Don Smith – Philipsburg Trinity

Rev Lori Steffensen – Fairbrook Extended                                 





Ordained ElderStephanie Rupert 

Provisional ElderDavid McElwee 

Newly Licensed Local Pastor – Dan Christopher 







Note from Our district superintendent 




My history with the State College District is a long one! I grew up in a small church in West Decatur, Salem UM Church. I attended several Lay Speaking Classes in the State College District; served on the former State College Youth Council and the Central Pennsylvania Council on Youth Ministries. God was moving in my life in a mighty way and from my home church God called me to be a pastor.

In 1990, I received my first appointment in the Lewisburg District where I served for 11 years before returning to the State College District in 2001. And, now here I am, writing to you as the District Superintendent of the State College District! Yes, God moves and plans our lives in mysterious ways! I feel blessed to be serving you, working with you, and praising God in this beautiful, wonderful, valley and hill area of our Conference!

I am looking forward to getting to know each of you! Pastors,thank you for signing up for the one on ones so diligently!

I do want to share several future events for our pastors appointed in the District that I ask you to participate in. Save these dates!


August 4, 2019 -Welcome to the district picnic! This is a family day for all our pastors and their families! Tom Tudek Park Pavilion #2 from 4-7 pm (a sign up will be emailed soon)

September 8, 2019 –State College District Prayer Walk for ALL our churches.

October 8, 2019 – District Retreat at Krislund Camp and Conf. Center – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

December 3, 2019 – District Advent Worship – 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Seek to find joy in the Lord, in your calling to serve, in the fellowship of colleagues and friends, and how God will move and work in your life!


For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!                                      Psalm 92:4-5 (NIV)


Together on the journey!