Rev. Gary Rarick


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 enjoys spending time with his family and friends, enjoys cheering on the Phillies, and has recently "retired" from being a volunteer firefighter for over fifteen years (most recently with Greenfields Fire Co. Bern Township).  

Mr. Brian Gibson

Minister of Music

Brian Gibson has been Epler's Director of Music since 2011.  Prior to arriving here he served the same position at Zion's UCC in Downtown Reading.  He has served a variety of congregations in many denominations for over 50 years.  Brian is also a world-renowned operatic Bass-Baritone, having appeared on the world's great stages including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. 

Mrs. Barbara Kuhns

Church Administrative Assistant/Digital Communication Coordinator

Barbara began working with us in September of 2022.   She has served another church as Administrative Assistant for 25 years and at Epler’s for 8 years during the 1980s. She currently is the pianist at Oley Valley Mennonite Church. Recently retired, her and her husband, Rick, love camping, dirt track racing and their 2 dogs - Spencer & Milo. . 

Ms. Sara Atchina


Sara Atchina keeps track of all of the financials of the church. 

Epler's Church, UCC1151 West Leesport RoadLeesport, PA