who are we?
The South Mountain Charge is a grouping of three United Methodist Churches in Adams County, Pennsylvania, a delightful area north of Gettysburg. It is an area rich with history, and also rich with fruit orchards, corn fields, farmer's markets, and wildlife. Sitting just to the east of the Michaux State Forest, and within a stone's throw of the center point of the Appalachian Trail, this area is bursting with opportunities to experience God in all of creation.
Bendersville is a small church, Wenksville is the largest church, and a very small Mt. Calvary United Methodist Churches are all small and faithful yet worshipful with truly welcoming hearts and a contagious joy. A singing worshipping community of believers.
about our pastors
Rev. Terry Brosius is pastor of Bendersville and Wenksville churches, and administrative pastor of Mt. Calvary. Terry and Caren have two grown children. Grace is a teacher for the Juniata Elm. school in Mifflintown. Scott has one more year and attends P.S.U. for Engineering.
Terry first came to know Jesus as his Savior while attending a Good News Bible Club in his neighborhood in Halifax where he grew up. He was 5 years old when he trusted in Jesus. Since that time, as he grew in his relationship with the Lord, attending David's Church in Millersburg, PA, Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in NJ as camper, staff, and where his family enjoys family vacationing. He had many different friendships over PA while being a youth director from 1994-2004, as he enjoyed building relationships with teens and watching them play sports. His Pastor told him, "Terry, you are called to be an Elder." In 2004 an almost audible voice "Terry, your need to become a pastor." And as a Pastor since 2005, (Ordained in 2015), helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus, developing their prayer life, and growing spiritually. And helping people understand and exercise their spiritual gifts. And assisting the church to develop a better business understanding, and a better action-oriented body of believers.
Terry is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA (Bachelor of Science in Bible) and of Lancaster Graduate School in in Lancaster, PA (Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership Studies). Also, a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Terry's spouse, Caren has a Bachelor of Arts in Elm. Education from Trinity International University, Deerfield, Il. Caren has worked for M & T Bank for 26 years from being a Bank Teller to currently a Retail Support Specialist covering the Franklin/Carlisle and Altoona and State College regions (A Coach for Staff support).
Bill Ingram is a Certified Lay Minister in the York District of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, and currently serves as lay pastor of Mt. Calvary church.
Bill accepted Christ and was baptized as a senior in high school. He graduated from Shippensburg State College with a teaching degree. He and his wife have been in Hanover since 1973, and have two daughters. Bill has a passion for teaching youth to grow in their personal relationship with Christ, both as Sunday school teacher and as youth leader. He has served in many leadership positions in the church and has was also a member of the choir and praise team. After retiring from 40 years manufacturing management, Bill felt the call to ministry. He is currently serving as a Certified Lay Minister of Mt. Calvary and Salem Guldens UMC.
He prays continually that his excitement for growing his faith is contagious. The beginning each new day is a time to look for God’s blessings and to use our special gifts in service to others as a disciple of Christ.