JP Bohanan

JP Bohanan

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Pastor, soccer coach, guitarist/singer. I enjoy hiking, puzzles, flower and vegetable gardens, meeting new people, reading theology, working with my hands. Grew up internationally.

I have served as a pastor in The United Methodist Church since 1992. I spent my childhood in Southeast Asia; graduated from Columbia International University (1990) with a degree in Bible and Mission and a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language; and graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary (1996) with a Master of Divinity, including special awards in Biblical Interpretation and Rural Ministry. I received a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in 2019. I have traveled on mission in Venezuela, Spain, Haiti, and Ghana and visited Christians in Palestine and Israel.

I serve on the Council on Finance and Administration for the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church, the Lewisburg District Committee on Ministry, and mentor candidates for pastoral ministry. I am also on the board of the Center for Spiritual Formation. My late wife Robin passed away early in 2020. I married Jean (pictured with me above) in the fall of 2022. We have five adult children and have traveled on mission together to Ghana.