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Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes new minister

Last month the Church of the Good Shepherd welcomed a new pastor when Rev. Dr. Susan Halverstadt was reassigned to the Tyrone church.
Pastor Susan began her work here in the area on July 1, coming from Christ United Methodist Church in Shippensburg.
This is Pastor Susan’s first time in the Tyrone area having worked in ministry primarily in the Central Pennsylvania Conference, including several years in the Williamsport area.
After graduating in 1970 from St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, Pastor Susan was ordained in the Missouri West Conference for several years.
She eventually went back to school and became a doctor of chiropractic, having her own private practice.
Back in the ministry, she returned to Pennsylvania to be closer to family.
“A lot of my work over the years has been in healing, spiritually, physically and emotionally,” said Pastor Susan, “I feel called to be here and I’m really excited to be here.”
Born in Wellsboro, Pastor Susan grew up in Pontiac, Michigan and lived many years in the midwest in Kansas City, Missouri and Nebraska. In the early 80s she lived in Colorado.
Since returning to Central Pennsylvania, she has served churches in the Williamsport area, in York County and in Shippensburg.
Pastor Susan has two adult children: a son, Brad and his family in Limestoneville, Pa, near Lewisburg, and a daughter, Angela and her family in Milford, Nebraska, near Lincoln. She also has a daughter, Alexa, who will attend senior high school here in Tyrone.
Church services at the Church of the Good Shepherd are held at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning with church school at 10:10 a.m. for all ages.
There are a variety of activities at the church including small group ministries, Bible study, youth group, scouting and Breaking Bread Ministry. Anyone wishing to know more about church activities can contact the office at 684-2472.
Another upcoming event, sponsored by Church of the Good Shepherd and Bald Eagle United Methodist Church is “Burn: A festival igniting hearts for God”.
Together, the churches are planning a Christian festival on Church of the Good Shepherd grounds for Saturday, August 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission will be free along with free musical entertainment. There will also be booths from area churches, as well as Christian organizations, selling food, making crafts or playing games. Everyone is invited to stop by for a day of fun and fellowship.