DR. Rev. M. Bruce Irwin
Dr. Irwin has served as a parish minister in seven United Church of Christ congregations: Trinity, Hanover, PA; Salem, Jacobus, PA; The Church of the Good Shepherd, Boyertown, PA; First Congregational, Palm City, FL; Second Congregational, Grand Rapids, MI; The United Christian Parish, Reston, VA; and Emmanuel, Allentown, PA. In three of these congregations, Dr. Irwin was the Senior Minister/Team Leader of large, ministerial and lay staffs. His ministry has included urban, suburban, town, and resort settings. In all of these locations, Dr. Irwin has actively participated in leadership in a multitude of denominational, ecumenical, and community organizations. Dr. Irwin was the interim conference minister of the 194 churches in the Penn Central Conference.
A graduate of Speech and Theatre Arts with Secondary Education Certification from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, Dr. Irwin received both a Master of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Ministry Degree with emphases in exegesis and counseling from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA. Every year, Dr. Irwin attends diverse continuing educational events which have included the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.