Keith was born and raised in the Harborcreek area and graduated from Harbor Creek High School in 1977. He earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
He has worked in senior executive capacities at Meadow Brook Dairy, Dean Foods, and Country Fair. He retired from business and entered Asbury Theological Seminary in the fall of 2005, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in December 2009. Keith has pastored South Harborcreek UMC since July 2010.
Keith absolutely enjoys church ministry. South Harborcreek UMC is a very special group of people seeking to be disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
He is married to his 'high school sweetheart' Linda Berlin. They have four adult children: Kaitlin; Samuel; Broderick; and Kirsten.
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.
Joe Giebel is the Student Director at South Harborcreek UMC. He has been involved in youth ministry for ten years as a volunteer, youth pastor assistant, and for the last three years as a Youth
Pastor/Director. Joe was a Union Carpenter here in Erie for 17 years before going back to school and getting two degrees through Liberty University online.
Joe enjoys sports, especially hockey and soccer, doing things with his family, and hanging out with teens. He has been married for 24 years to his wife Tammy and they have two children, Darin and Haleigh.
Rev. Keith T. McGarvey
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:
Barb has been the Administrative Assistant here at SHUMC for a number of years. She lives in Harborcreek with her husband, Terry and has two grown children.
Barb is responsible for the everyday routine in the church such as mail, attendance, member-
ship, meeting minutes, calendars, CD ministry, helping out with the new website, etc.
She likes all kinds of sports, especially rollerblading at the beach, movies and enjoying a lot of family time.
Feel free to call her or stop in to see her for whatever need you may have. She'll be glad to help you out and answer any questions you may have.