Who's Who in MCM
Douglas Curry, D.Min.
Worship Pastordcurry1@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 x6721
Dr. Curry serves as Worship 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.
Student Ministries Pastor
Mina Choi, D.M.A.
Student Ministries Pastormchoi@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 x7224
Dr. Choi oversees the Student Ministries Council and its respective prayer, chapel planning, discipleship, and events teams. In addition, she serves as advisor to Acclamation. Along with the other MCM staff, Mina assists in chapel planning and programming and preaches in chapel each semester. Mina's life passion is to teach young people about God and God's Word, as evidenced by her rigorous academic training in music and theology as well as over 20 years of ministry experience. Dr. Choi travels internationally as founder and director of her own intensive and strategic youth discipleship and leadership program called S.E.T. (Seek, Encounter, Transform) Youth Summit International.
Administrative Assistantjhadley@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 Campus Pastor, as well as 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.
Rev. Dr. Stephen Gallaher lives in Mechanicsburg, PA and serves as Professor of Christian Ministries/Youth and Pastoral Ministry and the interim Community pastor at Messiah University. As an ordained clergyperson within the United Methodist Church, Stephen has served churches within the Susquehanna Conference for 43 years. He is the Founder/Ex. Dir. Emeritus of Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry, Inc. Stephen also serves as an Associate Pastor of Preaching/Teaching ministry at the Camp Hill UM 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. 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 son-in-laws who have blessed them with six grandchildren. Stephen enjoys multiple outdoor pursuits and along with his brothers, maintains the family farm.