Our Staff

Senior Pastor John Kratz - John Kratz was born and raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and graduated from Bethel Park Senior High School.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Houghton College with a Major in Religious Studies and minors in Greek, Psychology, and Music.  His Master in Divinity was earned through Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg.

Before entering the ministry, John was the Older Adult Protective Services Worker for the Area Agency on Aging of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Tioga Counties.  He also served as the Mental Retardation Case Management Supervisor for Bradford and Sullivan Counties specializing in Early Intervention Services.

John and Jane have been married for over 30 years and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  Rebecca and her 2 daughters, Cassidy and Rowan, live in Campbelltown PA. Michelle, her husband Adam and daughter Shelby live in Mechanicsburg PA. Steven, his wife McKenna and son John live in North Carolina.  Breanna attends Immaculata University through the Immaculata University Presidential Scholarship.

John is a recipient of the Susquehanna Conference Howard and Elizabeth Brinton Award for Mission Excellence.  His passion for ministry and love of mission are rooted in his favorite Bible verse: "Indeed God did not send the son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world would be saved through Him." John 3:17 NRSV

Sammy Bradley, Director of Student Ministries

Samantha (Sammy) Bradley served as Youth Director at Calvary United Methodist Church from September 2010 to July 2016. Sammy is a Fayetteville, PA native and graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 2006. She went on to graduate from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication concentrating in speech, and a minor in Christian Ministries. Sammy received a Master of Arts in Youth and Young Adult Ministries from Messiah College in 2014. She is passionate about sharing the joy there is in Christ with others. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, playing musical instruments, and spending time with her family. 


Director of Children's Ministry - Cindy Bowen

Cindy Bowen
is married to Bill Bowen - they have been married 21 years.  She is a mom of 2 awesome kids.  Lauren who is now 17 and in 12th grade and Andrew who is 12 and in 7th grade. She has been a life-long United Methodist.  She is a former member of FUMC.  She is active in teaching Sunday School (20+ years), Children's Choir Director, Bell Choir, Chancel Choir, and co-director/teacher of VBS.  She graduated from CASHS in 1991.  She went on to receive her BS in elementary education from Shippensburg University in 1995, and she received her Master's Degree in Elem Ed from SU in 2001.  She was hired to teach in CASD in 1996.  She taught 3rd grade at Stevens Elem for 9 years, and she is currently teaching 4th grade at Guilford Hills Elem.  She is looking forward to serving the children and families of St. Paul in this new position.  Thank you for your faith, love, and support as we work together to build followers of Jesus!