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Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver

Lead Pastor


I have been privileged to serve Memorial Park as her Senior/Lead Pastor for over 10 years now. As our 'Head of Staff' I have the joy of leading a team of wonderful and dedicated followers of Jesus (Elders and Staff) who serve God and neighbors - near and far. As MPC's Lead Pastor I enjoy the majority of the teaching, preaching and visioning responsibilities for this great congregation. For my wife Beth, myself, our six (largely grown and mostly out of the house) children, and our new granddaughter - it is all about family - and we could not imagine a better place to call home! We love Memorial Park Church and think if you give us a try, you will too!

Pastor Weaver is a graduate of Grove City College, with a BA in History and Religion; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity; and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching.

Rev. Betsy Rumer

Executive Pastor of Ministry


As the pastor of Spiritual Formation here at MPC, I get to come alongside of people who are seeking to follow Jesus Christ in ever increasing ways. Through the Academy of Faith, which feeds the mind and the heart with Biblical study and practices, together we are learning to live our lives closer to Jesus. I also have the pleasure of overseeing our contemporary service on Saturday evening, preaching, teaching and “loving on” people in the name of Jesus! 

Pastor Rumer is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a BA in Psychology; and Trinity School of Ministry with a Masters of Divinity.

Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Gourley

Pastor of Congregational Care


It has been my honor and privilege to serve Memorial Park for over 26 years.  MPC has been my wife Betsy's true home since1965!  This position fits me like a glove! I love working with a team of Christian leaders strong in their gifting and vulnerable in their self-awareness. My primary passion is to simply be a Pastor/Shepherd to this great congregation. I have various responsibilities in the areas of prayer, visitation, counseling, and working with the Deacons. I also have the joy of teaching, preaching, presiding over funerals, baptisms, etc. In this setting I have grown tremendously in my faith, seen my family love and serve the Lord, and found lifelong friends.  Both of my sons, John Hunter and Evan grew up at MPC and were discipled in their faith through our dynamic youth ministry.  I can't think of a better place to call home!

Pastor Kevin is a graduate of Furman University with a BA in History; Columbia Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity; and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care.

Rev. Dr. Karen Anderson
Pastor of Visitation and Senior Life


Pastor Karen works part-time alongside Pastors Dean, Kevin, Betsy, & Paul in providing an active and vibrant faith experience for MPC Seniors.

Rev. Paul Housman
Pastor of Outreach


I am overwhelmed at God’s goodness to send me here to serve at Memorial Park Church. I started here as an Interim Minister of Worship and the Arts, subbing for, and assisting, my good friend Jim Lueers. During that time I felt the Spirit moving toward me staying and I am amazed at the affirmations and confirmations from many people here of God’s leading toward this position. Thank you, Lord, and thank you! I have fallen in love with the people here and look forward to fruitful ministry as God leads. This all reminds me that I should never be surprised at what God does, just amazed!

I have a desire to worship God as a lifestyle in Spirit and truth, loving God with all my heart (volition), soul (emotion), mind (thought life), and strength (physical action). I find great joy in seeing people find Jesus as their Lord and Savior; joining in with them on the life long journey to Christian maturity in thought, word, and deed.

My continual prayer is to do God’s will, God’s way, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Doing the next right thing, whatever that may be.

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