Schroon Lake Pastor Terry Mosholder of the Schroon Lake Community Church will become the new spiritual leader of the North Creek United Methodist Church effective July 1.
Mosholder was born in Johnstown, Pa., in 1947 and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1965. He served in the United States Marine Corps in 1965-1969, in Vietnam in 1966-1967. He was a locomotive engineer with Conrail 1971 to 1979 when he became a student local pastor in the United Methodist church until 1987.
Mosholder graduated from Pittsburgh University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1991 M/Div. That same year, he married his wife, Shirley, who was an ordained Presbyterian pastor. They have four children: Shannon, 38; Jennifer, 36; Terry, 36; and Heidi, 34; and two stepchildren (Mark, 40; and Michael, 35.
Mosholder was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1991 and served in churches in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Upstate New York from 1991 until the present.
He is currently serving Schroon Lake Community Church in Schroon Lake, a Federated United Methodist and United Church of Christ. He will be sharing a two point-charge with the North Creek United Methodist Church with Sunday services in North Creek at 9 a.m. and in Schroon Lake at 11 a.m.