Ordained an elder in 2014, he is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Les and his wife Delores have been married 26 years and are natives of Washington Pa., where family members still reside. Les served as a staff member at John Wesley UMC, was licensed to preach in 2006 and served Speers and Dunlevy UMCs while attending California University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He served as senior pastor of the Faithful Followers Charge on the Indiana District while attending United Theological Seminary, where his concentration was church renewal.
Les is the Western PA Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, serves on the Commission on Religion and Race, and is a section leader at Annual Conference. He has a passion to empower and equip the people of the church to share the love of Jesus Christ and carry out the great commission in the local community and the world. Les is humbled by his new appointment and looks forward with great excitement and enthusiasm to serve the Bethany UMC and Latrobe community in new and challenging ways.