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Rev. Donald J. Ciampa

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Pastor

First United Methodist Church

Education

Master's degree

Sacred Theology

United Theological Seminary

degree

Otterbein College

undergraduate degrees

religion and philosophy

Otterbein College

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Rev. Donald J. Ciampa, Pastor Emeritus, Retired

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Rev. Don Ciampa served as the Senior Pastor of First Church from 1987 until his retirement in June 2004. Pastor Emeritus status was conferred on him in February 2015.
One of eight children, Pastor Ciampa and all four of his brothers followed in their father's footsteps to become United Methodist pastors.
Pastor Ciampa felt the call to ministry early in life, but did not say yes to the call until attending youth camp as a teenager.
"It's something I said I would never do," Pastor Ciampa said. "I did not want to follow what so many others in my family had done."
"I wanted to be a basketball coach originally," he continued, "and I think I'd have been a good one, but something superseded that. He played team and recreational basketball from the age of 8 until he turned 80, only recently retiring from the sport.
Ordained in 1958, Pastor Ciampa's career spanned more than 45 years. He served two congregations, Otterbein United Methodist Church in Altoona and First United Methodist Church in Lewistown, before coming to First Church.
"My wife, Joanne, and I have served wonderful churches, with people who are so loving and caring," Pastor Ciampa said. "We feel very blessed."
In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Ciampa enjoyed teaching at a Local Pastors School for nearly 30 years. The school prepares candidates for active ministry. Pastor Ciampa taught pastoral care, which includes ministering to the sick and homebound.
Since retiring from full-time ministry, Pastor Ciampa has completed short-term assignments with four local congregations, helping where needed to fill temporary vacancies and mentor new, incoming pastors.
Pastor Ciampa is also an accomplished builder. He has assisted in the construction of several houses during his life!
Born in Somerset County in western Pennsylvania, Pastor Ciampa spent much of his childhood near Johnstown.
He completed undergraduate degrees in religion and philosophy at Otterbein College in Ohio, and attended the United Theological Seminary, also in Ohio.
Pastor Ciampa and his wife have three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


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Rev. Donald J. Ciampa Pastor Emeritus

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Rev. Donald J. Ciampa
Pastor Emeritus, Retired


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Pastor Don Ciampa, Parish Visitor

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Pastor Don Ciampa, Parish Visitor
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Was not our heart burning within us, while he spoke to us in the way, while he opened to us the scriptures?
Pastor Ciampa was appointed Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in 1987. He officially retired from the ministry in 2004, but remains on the First Church staff as the Parish Visitor. In this position, Pastor Ciampa provides support to our full-time pastors by visiting homebound members, those recovering from illness or grief, and those who are facing challenges and change. He also assists in making visits to our members in the hospital or other long-term health care facilities.
Pastor Ciampa became a Christian at the age of 10, but felt called to full-time ministry at the age of 17 while attending summer camp. "I first wanted to be a basketball coach. I did NOT want to follow my dad and older brother into the ministry," said Pastor Ciampa. However, a call was given at a consecration service for those willing to be full-time Christian ministers to come forward. Much to Pastor Ciampa's dismay, he found himself going forward.
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Pastor Ciampa has been an ordained elder in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church since 1958. In the past, he served congregations in Altoona and Lewistown before coming to First Church in 1987. He remained with us until his retirement in 2004. Although officially retired, Pastor Ciampa has served several interim assignments since.
"Christ still warms my heart as I study his Word," says Pastor Ciampa. "It is my life's work to make His Word known in my teaching, preaching, worship preparation and living."
Pastor Ciampa has a degree from Otterbein College in Ohio, and a Master's degree in Sacred Theology from United Theological Seminary.
Pastor Ciampa and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of three grown children.
Pastor Ciampa's Vision for his Ministry


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Don Ciampa First United Methodist of Mechanicsburg > Pastor Don Ciampa, Parish Visitor

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Pastor Don Ciampa, Parish Visitor
Pastor Don Ciampa
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Was not our heart burning within us, while he spoke to us in the way, while he opened to us the scriptures?
Pastor Ciampa was appointed Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in 1987. He officially retired from the ministry in 2004, but remains on the First Church staff as the Parish Visitor. In this position, Pastor Ciampa provides support to our full-time pastors by visiting homebound members, those recovering from illness or grief, and those who are facing challenges and change. He also assists in making visits to our members in the hospital or other long-term health care facilities.
Pastor Ciampa became a Christian at the age of 10, but felt called to full-time ministry at the age of 17 while attending summer camp. "I first wanted to be a basketball coach. I did NOT want to follow my dad and older brother into the ministry," said Pastor Ciampa. However, a call was given at a consecration service for those willing to be full-time Christian ministers to come forward. Much to Pastor Ciampa's dismay, he found himself going forward.
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Pastor Ciampa has been an ordained elder in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church since 1958. In the past, he served congregations in Altoona and Lewistown before coming to First Church in 1987. He remained with us until his retirement in 2004. Although officially retired, Pastor Ciampa has served several interim assignments since.
"Christ still warms my heart as I study his Word," says Pastor Ciampa. "It is my life's work to make His Word known in my teaching, preaching, worship preparation and living."
Pastor Ciampa has a degree from Otterbein College in Ohio, and a Master's degree in Sacred Theology from United Theological Seminary.
Pastor Ciampa and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of three grown children.
Pastor Ciampa's Vision for his Ministry

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