Meet the Campus Ministries Team!
Worship Ministries Pastor
Douglas Curry, D.Min.
Worship Ministries Pastordcurry1@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.
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 Powerhouse. 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.
Teaching Ministries Pastor / Director of Campus Ministries
Emily Bingham, M.Div.
Teaching Ministries Pastor / Director of Campus Ministriesebingham@messiah.edu 717-766-2511 x.6520
Emily Bingham joined the Messiah University Campus Ministries team in 2021. As Teaching Ministries Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries, 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.
Joanna Hadley-Evans, B.S.
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 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.
Community Pastor for Employees
Stephen Gallaher, D.Min.
Community Pastor for Employeescommunitypastor@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.
Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministries
Graduate Assistant for Campus Ministriesdg1324@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.