17 E. Third Street, Lewistown, PA 17044

staff and leadership

Pastor, Rev. Sarah Sedgwick

Sarah Sedgwick received her Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained as a PC(USA) Minister in 2010. She served nine years as pastor of First United Presbyterian Church in DuBois. While serving, she worked as an on-call chaplain at Penn Highlands Healthcare and as a Spiritual Counselor with Community Nurses Hospice Program. Pastor Sarah is co-founder of The Soul Platter Café in DuBois, PA. The café is a pay-what-you-can restaurant providing locally sourced meals in a setting where everyone is treated kindly, regardless of their ability to pay full-price. Pastor Sarah loves helping churches revitalize their ministry programs and buildings to reach all God’s children in their neighborhood.

Prior to attending seminary, Sarah served as a Youth Director and Social Worker in Indianapolis, IN. She and her husband, Jim, were married in September 2015. They have three children: Brett (22), Cole (17), and McKenzie (13). Pastor Sarah loves shopping for a great deal, cooking for friends and family, reading and planning an epic road trip.

The church is blessed to have her.  To reach Pastor Sarah Sedgwick, please call the church office at 717-248-4561.

Director of Christian Education and Director of Preschool, Ginny Westover

Ginny Westover grew up in New Jersey and attended the Lancaster Bible College. She continued her education at Talbot Seminary where she received a master’s degree in Christian Education. She is the mother of six children, the youngest of whom still lives at home. She lives in Reedsville and enjoys being outdoors, caring for their horses and other animals, reading, and working with our youth and children. She is also a wonderful resource for those who are struggling as she is an excellent listener and encourager. Her greatest passion is to see people come alive and grow in their relationships with God.

Assistant Preschool Teacher, Maggie Mitchell

Maggie grew up in Lewistown and is a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church. She is married to Tedmond, and is the mother of two beautiful children who are her world. She attended The University of Phoenix, where she graduated with a BS in Communication and Cultures. Maggie has worked with children most of her life, from being a nanny to teaching Pre-K. Her mindset is to make the Preschool the best that it can be and for the children to enjoy themselves every single day!

Financial Secretary, Susan Ferguson

Susan Ferguson has been a member of the church for over 30 years.  She lives in her childhood home with her mother Shirley and 5 cats.  She was ordained as an elder and deacon on December 26, 1982 and feels very humbled by the vow she made to “Serve the people with energy, intelligence and love.”  In 1995 Susan began working as the volunteer Assistant Treasurer and was hired as the Financial Secretary in 2008.  Susan received her first Associates Degree in Business Administration in 1996 and received a second in 2005 in Human Development and Family Studies through Penn State.  Susan especially enjoys volunteering with the youth and being a part of the choir and bell choir.  Participating in small groups and mission trips are memories that she treasures.  She is still very thankful that a friend invited her to the youth and church when she was in 10th grade.

Administrative Assistant, Pauline Belfiore



Accompanist, Joan Loewen

Joan Loewen grew up in Osceola Mills, PA, and graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School before attending Penn State and earning a degree in Music Education. She taught elementary general and choral music in Mifflin County for 34 years before retiring in 2012. She served as organist/choir director at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and has assisted as a substitute organist at Grace United Methodist Church, where she is a member, for many years. She is married to Philip Loewen, retired band director at Southern Huntingdon High School and local musician. They are the proud parents of two sons: Ben, married to Jenn, and living in State College; and Matthew, living at home.

GARNER, Doug & Sue Danny, Alex, Lucas

Choir Director, Doug Garner

Custodian, Kathy Hardin


Security, John Gregory

John Gregory’s favorite hobbies are golfing and bowling.  He enjoys going to concerts and plays.  He has a son, David, who lives in San Antonio, Texas and a daughter, Christine, who is living nearby.  He also has a granddaughter and one great grandson in Lewistown.

Cole Cullen, Technology Director