Pastor Gary began his ministry with us on November 4th, 2013.  Although young, he has had many experiences in the church and also hospital setting as student pastor, chaplain intern, and senior pastor of a church in upstate New York.  He has joined the church choir, eats lunch with the Quilters, and enjoys the challenges that parish ministry can bring.

Pastor Gary came to us with his wife Brea, son Connor, daughter Amelia, and dog Brutus.  He grew up in Tamaqua, PA and attended Pennsylvania State University (Hazleton Campus) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Pastor Gary then studied at Lancaster Theological Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree in 2011.  


In his spare time, Pastor Gary has enjoyed being a volunteer firefighter for over fifteen years (now a member of Greenfields Fire Co. Bern Township), enjoys cheering on the Phillies, and spending time with his family and friends.  

Rev. Gary Rarick

Pastor Gary has been a life-long member of the United Church of Christ and has sat on numerous committees at the local, association, & conference levels.  

Epler's Church, United Church of Christ

​1151 West Leesport Road
Leesport, PA 19533
​610-926-1006
eplers@epix.net