Pastor Ersel Staples began serving at Turkey Valley on July 1, 2012.
Pastor Ersel along with his wife Jennifer, and their Miracle Twins Ersel and Gemma transferred from First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, PA.
Pastor Ersel has been serving as a pastor in the United Methodist Church for nine years. He graduated from York College of Pa in 1999 with a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies. In 2005, Pastor Ersel graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary with a MA in Religion. Also in 2005, he was awarded the Nevin R. Frantz Prize which is awarded to a Seminarian who excels in rural church ministry. In 2009, he received his Masters in Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary.
“As a pastor and a United Methodist, my one and only goal is to help make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Changed lives change the world.” - Pastor Ersel Staples