Reverend J. Tim Hoover (who prefers to be called Pastor Tim) grew up in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, where he played tennis and basketball plus participated in band and chorus.  After graduating from high school, he attended The Pennsylvania State University earning a BS degree in Agricultural Education and General Science.  

            From there, Pastor Tim worked for a consulting firm that took him all over the country and particularly to the Southwestern part of the US.  Returning home to PA, he went to work for the City of Harrisburg’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility.  In 1987, Pastor Tim went to work for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Public Water Inspector.  It was then that he began to hear the call to ministry; and, in 2003, began seminary at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  On June 13, 2010, Pastor Tim was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church.

            Married in 1990, he and his wife, Nancy, have two children:  Ashley and Ian as well as two grandchildren.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, golf, and attending hockey games, Double A baseball games, and traveling.  

            Pastor Tim’s ministry experience started in 2001 when he was appointed as an Associate Student Pastor at the five-point Mahaffey Charge and served six years.  Next, he was appointed to Mt. Pleasant UMC where he served another six years.  The past nine years were spent serving at First UMC in St. Marys, PA, until his appointment in July 2022 to South Harborcreek UMC.  

Sue Fuller

(Ministry Coordinator)

Youth Director

Coordinator of Congregational Care

          Sue joined the staff at South Harborcreek in October 2016 to assist

​Pastor Keith with care of the congregation through visits, crisis care, prayer, life transitions, as well as, organization of a congregational care ministry team to help implement these needs to our growing congregation.

​           Sue is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. 

          She is a Missionary to Khabarovsk, Russia with TMS Global and has served there for 22 years.  She is currently on furlough and loves being an active part of the South Harborcreek Church family.

Meet our Staff:

          Linda Morey is the worship leader at S. Harborcreek UMC.  She has her teachers’ certification from the Art Publication Society  of the Progressive Series of Music  at Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO.              She is a private music instructor of piano and guitar in her home studio.  Past president of the Erie Music Teachers Association, she has taught music at Creekside Christian School and St. Gregory’s Parish School.  

          A music writer and performer, she has worked in church music leadership for 36 years, the past 10 at S. Harborcreek.  She has three grown sons, Jason (Michelle), Jeremy (Bobbi Jo) and Joshua (Jessica) and seven grandchildren.

  Katie has recently joined the staff at South Harborcreek after hearing a call to ministry.

  Growing up Katie attended the Corry First UMC. While attending there she played many roles such as small group leader, social media manager for their youth group, and she helped plan events. She learned to lead, love and create well at CFUMC.

   She and her husband currently serve at C3 Church, where he is the Youth Pastor and Katie serves alongside him. Her heart for ministry and youth all started in the UMC and she is happy to be ministering here again.

​   Katie loves people and getting to know everyone. Stop by the office anytime and she'll tell you all about her dogs, her students, and her family. She's always here to listen and make sure you know that you are seen, known and loved.

Katie Sadler

Administrative Assistant

Linda Morey

(Ministry Coordinator)

Music & Media Director

Small Groups Coordinator 

Rev. J. Tim Hoover

Senior Pastor