We believe God made us and calls us to live according to HIS WILL and WAY—in harmony with God, with others, with the environment and world around us, and with ourselves. This harmony is contingent on our choice to trust God and live like Jesus—loving God and others. This is the WAY that leads to an active faith, authentic relationships that fulfill us and give us satisfaction and joy, stronger families, and a stronger community for everyone.


Pursuing Excellence – Our God is an awesome God who never settled for mediocrity.
Taking Responsibility – Seizing opportunities to serve and care when they are presented.
Building and Keeping Margins – Being healthy and having room to deal with life in positive ways.
Choosing to Trust – Choosing to believe the best even when we don’t know all the facts.
Humility – Deliberately putting the concerns of others first that we might serve other best.
Alignment – Working together in ways that advance the Kingdom of God and fulfill our purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ and changing the world.


Worship among ‘people called Methodists’ began in the Stewartstown community around 1820. Our present congregation is the result of many mergers and realignments of Protestant denominations, in particular the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Protestant Church and the Methodist Church South. Stewartstown United Methodist Church formally began September 15, 1955. Through the years, Stewartstown UMC has believe it has a song to sing, a Light to shine, a story to tell, and a Savior to share.


Questions? E-mail us at info@stewarstownUMC.org


Dr. Keith Braucher, Lead Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Keith Braucher became Lead Pastor of Stewartstown United Methodist Church July 1 of 2017. He believes everyone needs to know that God created them, knows them personally, loves them unconditionally, forgives them totally, and wants them to live joyful, creative and purposeful lives. He believes that this is only accomplished when God’s love for us is lived out in our relationships. That the Church is to be the hands and feet of the risen Christ to bring God’s new reality into every part of our lives, and our communities both locally and globally. This is only possible through Christ’s self-sacrificial love for us and in lives deeply rooted in God.
Pastor Keith has served in full-time ordained ministry since 1981. He has served several congregations in the Susquehanna Conference as full-time or interim pastor, as college chaplain of York College, PA, as Pastoral Counselor in private practice, as founding Executive Director of a multiple sites pastoral counseling agency and as congregational consultant and conflict resolution specialist. Keith is also a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and has held a number of national offices. For the past 13 years, Keith has served at Hempfield United Methodist Church, Lancaster, as Community Life Pastor. Keith holds a B.A. from Messiah College, Grantham PA, with a double major in Bible and Behavioral Science, and an M.Div. with honors from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. After receiving his Doctorate in Pastoral Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston IL and the Institute for Pastoral Psychotherapy, Vienna VA he served in the Extension Ministry of Pastoral Counseling both as a counselor and as the founding director of the Pastoral Counseling and Care Ministries, Annapolis/Baltimore.
Keith enjoys being outdoors, cooking and great food, music, and dancing of all types. He and Marsha have been married since 1988. Marsha works as an RN in case management leadership for WellSpan. They have a daughter Allison who lives and attends college locally.
  • Rev. David E. McDowell, Associate in Ministry—Music and the Arts
  • Sandra J. Pietrowicz, Director of Children’s Ministries
  • Connie Zetterman, Administrative Church Secretary
  • Gary Schwinn, Sexton

Sunday Worship – 8:30 and 11:00 AM
Sunday Life Groups and SS Classes – 9:30 AM

Our Location

26 S. Main Street Stewartstown, PA 17363 717 / 993-2507