Rev. Dr. David H. DeRemer
Director of Supervised Ministry
D.Min., Drew Theological Seminary, 2006
Dave DeRemer has his hands in a bunch of pies at Moravian Seminary. He has served for more than a decade as an adjunct professor, teaching UCC History, Polity, and Theology and assisting with other courses from time to time. He is also the Director of Supervised Ministry and recently retired from the Director of Enrollment Position in May 2019
Dave began his career in 1979 as pastor of First UCC Bethlehem. In 1985, Dave was the founding director of New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem. Created by the Episcopal Diocese, this ecumenical, social ministry organization grew from one program to a continuum of housing services in his ten-year leadership. Dave continues to be active in community organizations, particularly in a variety of housing-related groups. Most recently he has served on the Board of the Phoebe Ministries, chaired the Northampton County Housing Authority commissioners, and was a member of the Gracedale Nursing Home Advisory Committee.
Feeling a need to slow down just slightly, Dave recently concluded more than 18 years as Senior Pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Nazareth PA, one of the largest UCC congregations in the Central Atlantic region. But that slow down was really just a shift as he took on work as a senior consultant with Farr Associates Consulting, a national consulting firm based in Macungie, PA specializing in the needs of nonprofit organizations, especially fund development and capital campaigns. Additionally, he has been providing consulting services through Penn Northeast Conference UCC to congregations in transition, especially those that no longer can afford a full-time pastor.
He is also an adjunct professor in UCC Theology and Polity at Princeton and Lancaster Seminaries and has taught similar courses in several online and licensed ministry training programs.
He is married to Kathy, who is employed at the St. Luke's School of Nursing and is a violinist with the Allentown Symphony. They have two grown children and a grandson.