Rev. Eric Raygor has served as pastor at Grace United Methodist church since July of 2005.
A Note From Pastor Eric
Hi, and I welcome you to our church here online, and invite you to our house of worship in
Somerset. It is a joy to pastor an active, vibrant community of faith-filled individuals.
There is a place for everyone, and a way that we can all find calling, purpose, and belonging
here at Grace Church.
I am the fortunate husband of Kimberly, and the father of Owen and Benjamin. My appointment here
in Somerset follows eight years serving churches in Punxsutawney, PA, and a year in the South
Essex Circuit of the Methodist Church in England. I am a graduate of The Methodist Theological
School in Ohio (M. Div 1997) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (B.A. History 1994).
I grew up about half way between Pittsburgh and Somerset, and I enjoyed this area as a child and
young adult in the nearby state parks and camping areas. It is a blessing to live in an area with
an abundance of natural beauty and recreational opportunities, and a double blessing to be a part
of the Grace Church family.
My desire as the pastor of Grace Church is to lead individuals to live out a growing faith that
influences their daily lives. Through relevant messages, meaningful worship, plentiful study
opportunities, and supportive relationships, I believe the church can be a place and a people that
journeys together under the leadership of Christ. It is exciting to be a part of that here in
Somerset, and I invite you to join us for the adventure!