Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bishop Park announces appointment of Rev. Barry Robison as Harrisburg District Superintendent

Rev. Barry Robison
Bishop Jeremiah J. Park is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Barry Robison as Superintendent of the Harrisburg District effective July 1, 2015. He will succeed the Rev. Dr. Dennis Keller, who will be appointed to First Church, Mechanicsburg.

A native of Altoona, Rev. Robison graduated from Hollidaysburg High School, Robert Morris University, and Methodist Theological School of Ohio. He was recommended for ordained ministry by Gethsemane Church on the Juniata Charge and was ordained as deacon in 1982 and as elder in 1985. Rev. Robison has served the following pastorates: Red Lion, St. Paul’s; Salladasburg; Berwick, Bower Memorial; Hummelsworf, Christ Community; and Stewartstown, where he presently serves as lead pastor.

Rev. Robison brings a wealth of experience in connectional ministry to the Cabinet and the office of district superintendency. He has served as president of the Conference Board of Trustees, as a cluster leader, and as a mentor to pastors and candidates for ministry. He has served on the Lewisburg District Committee on Superintendency as well.

He is currently the chairperson of the Conference Property and Casualty Committee. Rev. Robison also has been actively involved in the conference camping program, serving as dean for the Elementary Music Camp at Greene Hills for 23 years.

As a strong advocate for developing transformational leaders, he has taught both Pastoral Leadership Development and Equipping God’s People. He has a passion for teaching and preaching and seeing people grow in their faith. Rev. Robison has outstanding gifts and graces as a pastor and is a respected spiritual leader. As a committed disciple of Christ, he is a faithful and exemplary servant leader.
Barry is married to Joan (Joni) Robison. They have two children, Lindsay and Gabriel.

“I solicit your prayers for the Robison family and the Stewartstown congregation during this time of transition,” said Bishop Park.

We look forward to his leadership in the Harrisburg District. Please join us in welcoming Rev. Barry Robison to the ministry of superintendency.

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