We have just released the first two episodes of a new podcast called UB Now featuring stories of what’s happening right now in local UB churches around the country. Episodes consist of interviews with local church pastors and ministry leaders discussing both the exciting things the Lord is doing in their midst as well as the challenging issues they may be facing.

Episode 1 features Ryan Koch (Hopewell UB), sharing his vision for strategic partnerships and relationally-centered ministries. In episode 2, you will hear from Ben Gladhill (Lake View Church) about the value of investing in people and empowering leaders.

Our hope is that these stories, and many more to come, might serve as a point of connection for church leaders walking through similar situations as well as a way for us  to resource, encourage and learn from one another.

You can listen to UB Now online or on your favorite podcast app. New episodes will be released every 2 weeks. If you have a story you would love to share on the podcast reach out to Brian Biedenbach, Communications Director, via email at brian@ub.org.

The next Idea to Action Symposium will be held Monday, February 12, 2024, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The topic for this event is Missiologically-Informed Evangelism in Post-Christian America and will feature presenters Dave Datema (Frontier Ventures), Jordan Monson (Huntington University), and Andy Sikora (United Brethren National Office).

This Idea to Action symposium is an online only event and is free of charge for all participants. Registration is open until February 5.

Register Here

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jamie Hoffman via email at jamie@ub.org or by phone at 260-356-2311, ext 311.


Ebenezer Church in Greencastle, PA is a congregation with a rural feel within close proximity to the I-81 corridor in south-central PA. We are looking for a pastor who will enable us to connect with people and lead them into an authentic and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments where people are equipped and encouraged to “point up, point in, and point out”.

Our next pastor will be an effective communicator who preaches the gospel as the unerring Word of God and possesses a shepherd’s heart. The ability to encourage people to identify and use their spiritual gifts, and enable others to assume and carry our leadership are essential. Skill and experience in connecting with young people (18-30) will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

Ebenezer Church is a church family of about 200 people, built on faith and led by the Holy Spirit to worship and to be witnesses of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our staff includes a part-time youth pastor and part-time secretary/treasurer. We are financially stable and have facilities which enable our needs.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.