Bob is originally from Phoenixville, PA. He graduated from Phoenixville Area High School and attended Lebanon Valley College, graduating with a B.A. in Religion. His home church is Mont Clare: Otterbein UMC. While attending Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer), Bob served Pomeroy UMC. After graduating with honors in 1978, Bob continued to serve Pomeroy UMC full time. Bob’s previous appointments also include: The Memorial Church of the Holy Cross in Reading (Associate), West Willow UMC, Fritz Memorial UMC, and St. Matthew’s of Valley Forge. From 2008 until 2011, he served as Northwest District Superintendent.
Throughout his ministry Bob has served on a variety of Conference Committees and Boards: The Committee on Mission Education and Cultivation, the Committee on Volunteers in Mission, the Conference Board of Global Ministries, the Harkness-Allentown District Committee on District Superintendency, and the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He currently serves on the Camping Board, the District Committee on Ministry, and is co-chair of the Conference Connectional Table.
Bob has also led and participated in several Volunteers In Mission projects: Bo Pasto, Puerto Rico; Window Rock, Arizona; Kathmandu, Nepal; McCurdy School, New Mexico; Akron, Ohio, and Appalachian Service Project. He is committed to the Conference Camping Ministry, as well as to providing opportunities for youth to hear and be nurtured in a call to ministry. Bob also enjoys planning creative worship experiences and retreats.
Bob and his wife, Marilyn, have two children and two grandchildren. They enjoy the outdoors, traveling to historic places and being involved in hands-on mission outreach. Bob is also a roller coaster enthusiast.
Director of Music Ministries & Organist
Dolly Terry attended West Chester University, graduating with a B. S. in Music Education. For the next several years, Dolly was music director at The Candlelight Music Dinner Theater. She was fortunate to have worked with Sue Stroeman, who is now a producer, director, and choreographer on Broadway. When he was a young man, Bruce Willis was in the chorus of “Where’s Charlie?” that Dolly directed during her time with The Candlelight Theater. After leaving The Candlelight, Dolly played in several cabarets in Philadelphia and with the Walter Jay Dance Orchestra. She performed at numerous locations along the east coast, from Manhattan to Maryland. Dolly has been on local TV and radio shows, performed at Penn’s Landing as well as playing for many well-known people such as Bob Hope, Buddy Greco, Joan Rivers, Bobby Rydell, the Four Aces, Tony Martin, and Don Cornell.
At present, Dolly plays in five bands: New Holland Dixieland Band, New Holland Big Band, Big Band of the Valley, Media, PA, Rhythm and Song, a country band, and Dexterity, a jazz sextet.
Dolly began playing organ in the 1990s, directing the choir at Nativity B.V.M. in Media for six years and Grace Reformed Episcopal Church in Collingdale for seven years. She originally came to Lima UMC as an organist and gave a concert. Currently, she is Director of Music Ministries at Lima where she is responsible for the music program combined with providing a concert series.
Dolly and her late husband, Charlie, have two children, one granddaughter, and three grandsons. She enjoys needlecraft, reading, karate, word puzzles and being momma to her two beautiful cats.
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