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Campus Ministries Staff

Meet the Campus Ministries Team!

Emily Bingham
Emily Bingham, M.Div.

Director of Campus Ministries / Teaching Ministries Pastor

Emily Bingham, M.Div.

Director of Campus Ministries / Teaching Ministries Pastor

ebingham@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 x.6520

Emily Bingham joined the Messiah University Campus Ministries team in 2021. As Director of Campus Ministries and Teaching Ministries Pastor, Emily teaches in a variety of co-curricular settings, advises the Human Rights Awareness Coalition, offers pastoral care to students, and works alongside the rest of the Campus Ministries staff to provide leadership for chapel services. A licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church, Emily has more than a decade of experience in youth and young adult ministry. Emily loves preaching, podcasts, the Green Bay Packers, and road-tripping with her trusty goldendoodle, Archie.

Doug Curry
Douglas Curry, D.Min.

Worship Ministries Pastor

Douglas Curry, D.Min.

Worship Ministries Pastor

dcurry1@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 x6721

Dr. Curry serves as Worship Ministries Pastor and faculty member in the Department of Music, where he serves as professor and academic advisor to the Music and Worship degree program. Students mentored under Doug's tutelage bring leadership to chapel and other worship events on and off campus. He provides guidance, support, and oversight to the Worship Community, a co-curricular group of students committed to developing "skillful hands and integrity of heart," and connecting the arts and theology in contexts of private and corporate worship. Additionally, Dr. Curry is a faculty member at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, where he directs the internship course for all Master's level grad students.

Stephen Gallaher
Stephen Gallaher, D.Min.

Community Pastor for Employees

Stephen Gallaher, D.Min.

Community Pastor for Employees

communitypastor@messiah.edu

Rev. Dr. Stephen Gallaher lives in Mechanicsburg and serves as the Community Pastor for Employees at Messiah University. As an ordained clergyperson within the United Methodist Church, Stephen has served churches within the Susquehanna Conference for 43 years. Stephen recently retired after 21 years serving as Professor of Christian Ministries, Youth Ministry and Pastoral Leadership at Messiah. Stephen also serves as an Associate Pastor of Preaching/Teaching ministry at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church where he has been on staff since 1997. He taught youth ministry and practical theology at Evangelical Theological Seminary, the Russian Theological Seminary in Moscow, and for ten years at Wesley Theological Seminary. He is the Founder/Executive Director Emeritus of Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry, Inc. Gallaher serves to equip adult and student leaders to reach and disciple youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Stephen, along with his wife Anne, have three adult daughters and sons-in-law who have blessed them with six grandchildren. Stephen enjoys multiple outdoor pursuits and along with his brothers, maintains the family farm. 

Derek Guissanie
Derek Guissanie

Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministries

Derek Guissanie

Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministries

dg1324@messiah.edu

Derek Guissanie is a first-year graduate student and Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministries. In his current position he assists with Student Ministries and works with our student leaders, mentoring them and helping with their events. He recently completed his undergraduate degree here at Messiah in the spring of 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. His graduate degree will be a Master's in Higher Education with a concentration in College Athletic Leadership. During Derek's undergrad experience he was involved with the ministries of AROMA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Young Life. He also competed on the cross country and track and field teams during his four years and is still involved with the team now.

Joanna Hadley-Evans
Joanna Hadley-Evans, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

Joanna Hadley-Evans, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

jhadley@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 x3080

As a 1996 alumna of Messiah University, Joanna has provided administrative support to the campus community in a variety of academic settings. In her Campus Ministries role, she supports the pastoral staff, as well as oversees chapel attendance planning and protocols. Joanna and her husband, Brian, met while students at the University, and they continue to be avid men’s and women’s soccer fans. They have two grown children and share hearts for marginalized people. Joanna is a Certified International Tour Manager and is passionate about travel, culture, music, food, puzzles, and the game show Jeopardy.

Julia Wittel

Coalition for Christian Outreach Fellow

Julia Wittel

Coalition for Christian Outreach Fellow

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