Rev. Steve Livermore

Senior Pastor

Steven Livermore has been in pastoral ministry for 32 years and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a bachelors degree in Sociology from Bloomsburg University. During Seminary Steve was as a student pastor appointed to Fellowship United Methodist Church in Lowell, Massachusetts. Following graduation from seminary, Steve was appointed and served as pastor for five years to the Burlington United Methodist Charge, in what was then the Wellsboro District. In his appointment prior to Messiah Church Steve had served for 24 years to the Pleasureville United Methodist church in the York district.

Steven is the husband to Susan Potter Livermore who is a professor of English, having taught at Harrisburg Area Community College, York College, and Millersville University. Steven and Susan are the parents of three adult daughters: Emily in Annapolis, Maryland; Patience, who is married to Jon Helm and lives in Columbus, Ohio; and Beth in York, Pennsylvania.

Steve enjoys leading small groups in Bible study. He enjoys travel and has served on numerous mission trips, most frequently in Haiti. He also enjoys spending days off at his family farm in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He enjoys playing the guitar and hunting.

Rev. Francis Norton

Pastor of Caring Ministries

I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior during my  time in the army.  Once I returned home from my military service I continued my education and became a high school social studies teacher and later a counselor.  I went on and got my  doctorate in counselor education and taught at Shippensburg University  for nearly twenty eight years.   I joined the staff at Messiah United Methodist in 1992 as Coordinator of Lay Ministries, at which time I stated taking class work at Wesley Seminary to go into the ministry.  I was commissioned as a Diaconal Minister in 1997 and ordained as a Deacon in 2000.  I have served as Pastor of Caring Ministries at Messiah since 2002.

Rev. Danny Lemons

Pastor of Descipleship Ministries

A native of North Carolina.  Married to Alana Garner.  Graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary.  Served churches in North Carolina, Kentucky and for 34 years in Iowa, the last 16 as pastor of Sigourney United Methodist Church.  Retired and moved to Pennsylvania in 2004 and joined the Messiah staff in 2005 as Pastor of Discipleship Ministries.

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Robby Edwards


Robert (Robby) Edwards of Martinsburg, WV is trained in both piano and organ.  He plays and enjoys both instruments equally.  He has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration/Educational Leadership from Marymount University in Arlington, VA with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music, Organ and Conducting with minors in Piano, Voice and Handbells at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.  Robby has worked as Organist and Music Director at several churches.  

Beverly Morton


I've been attending Messiah UM Church since I was a baby.  I began playing the organ for church as a teenager, and I married my husband Don in Messiah Church in 1973.  I enjoy working with Messiah's children at Kids' Club and with Tweeners.  I am a Lay Shepherd and serve Home Communion. I praise God for allowing me to serve him gladly!

Bruce Levy

Youth Ministries

Bruce Levy was saved at age twelve years of age.  He has his B.S.Ed from IUP and his Masters in Educational Administration from SU.  He taught and coached in Erie, PA. (Iroquois School District) for 4.5 years, and has served Shippensburg Area School District the last 27 years, the last six years as the Principal of the High School.   He has been in youth ministry the last 17 years.

Don Dickinson

Chancel Choir Director

Don is a graduate of Shippensburg University (then Shippensburg State College) where he was a member of the Concert Choir and the Madrigal Singers.  He was an English teacher for Chambersburg Area School District, retiring in 2007 after 35 years. He is a frequent soloist in the area and currently a member of the Towne Singers.  In 2011, Don was one of 15 finalists in the State Senior Idol singing competition.

Beth Dickinson

Chancel Choir Accompanist & Spirit Choir Director

Beth Dickinson has attended Messiah UMC since the age of 3 and became a member 9 years later. She is currently the 4th and 5th grade orchestra teacher for the Shippensburg Intermediate School and the 4th and 5th grade band/orchestra teacher for the GBLUES Lab School. At Messiah UMC, Beth directs the members of the elementary/middle school-aged Spirit Choir and currently resides in Chambersburg.

Linda Dickinson

Cherub Choir Director

Linda is a graduate of Shippensburg University (then Shippensburg State College) and Penn State University.  She was an English teacher for Chambersburg Area School District, leaving active teaching to raise a family.  The Dickinson Family sang for many years as part of the Ocean Grove, New Jersey, Boardwalk Ministry.  She is a violinist and was a member of the Shippensburg University Orchestra for 20 years.  Linda is a member of the Towne Singers.

Arlene Zook

Cherub Choir Accompanist, Spirit Choir Accompanist & Piano Accompanist

I "grew up" in the church but actually heard the message of salvation while attending a meeting with friends, to hear Charles and Frances Hunter, in 1970.  Since that time my walk has much more meaning and l0 yrs. ago when I moved "back" to Shippensburg, I became a member of Messiah.

Holly Fogelsanger

Administrative Assistant

Joined Messiah in 1995.
February 2010 was hired as Administrative Assistant
Married to John Fogelsanger and has a daughter Kasandra Fogelsanger.
Worked in the medical field for 13 years but decided to enter the teaching field.
Has a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University.
Volunteer at Newburg Hopewell Fire Company as a firefighter/EMT.

Dennis Landi



Susan Kaufman

Children's Coordinator

I taught first grade for 35 years with the Chambersburg Area School District which has had an impact on my love of children.  My husband Ben and I have taught Sunday School grades 1 through 12 at Messiah Church as well as led the Youth group. Messiah U.M. Church hired me in April 2012 as the Coordinator of Children's Ministries. I am enjoying planning and interacting with the children of our church and community!