Staff


JP Bohanan, our pastor, has served as a pastor in The United Methodist Church since 1992. He spent his 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 Masters of Divinity, including special awards in Biblical Interpretation and Rural Ministry. JP is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He has traveled on mission in Venezuela, Spain, and Haiti and visited Christians in Palestine and Israel. He coaches and plays soccer, plays guitar and sings, and enjoys gardening and cooking. JP serves on the Council on Finance and Administration for the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church, the Lewisburg District Committee on Ministry, and mentors candidates for pastoral ministry. JP is married to Robin Bohanan (pictured together on a hike) and they have two adult sons, Jesse and Caleb. Robin is a family nurse practitioner with a specialty in HIV/AIDS at Brookhill Family Medicine (Conyngham) with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Her mission travels include medical work and research in Lesotho, South Africa, and Ghana.
Email Pastor JP (edit the "at" and "dot"): bohanan dot jp at gmail dot com

Suzanne Bowman (pictured with her husband Pete) is our church administrator. When she is not keeping JP organized, she is creating works of art, spending time with her family, or following tennis. ¡Vamos Rafa!

Email Suzanne Bowman (edit the "at" and "dot"): christumchurchoffice at gmail dot com




Michele Traficante, director of children and bell choirs and Christian Eduation team leader, brings her infectious enthusiasm to music practice and the classroom and provides leadership to a fantastic team of teachers. She and her husband love to watch their own daughters compete in high school and college sports and perform high school music.


Ken Lada, facility maintenance, can fix anything with WD-40 or duct tape. He coordinates church-wide work days and outside contractors. Ken enjoys trips to the hardware store, plowing snow on Christmas, and contemporary worship music. He's got a great handshake and an easy laugh.




Carol Lada, our custodian and financial secretary, appreciates getting to know people personally and learning their stories. She leads teams of offering counters and church-wide clean up. She helps care for her grandchildren and cleans up after Ken. She loves to spend a snow day in the cab of the truck as Ken makes his rounds with the plow.




Jennifer Reichart, treasurer, smiles when she watches her sons singing in the choir. One piece of her personal faith story is available in video. When she is not paying the bills, she enjoys mowing the lawn, family dinners with her husband, and playing with the boys.


Kim Carpenter, director of youth ministries, is a physical therapist, wife, and mother of three. She is passionate about creating a healthy community of faith for young people, introducing people to Jesus, the power of education, and having fun.

Joan Alvear, director of music ministries, has led children's music camps; teaches piano, violin, and guitar; loves the outdoors; and shares her outdoor prayer center with squirrels and her cats. She believes that to sing praise is to pray twice.

Contact information:
Christ United Methodist Church
175 South Main Road
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania 18707
570.474.6060

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