Rev. Ed Schoeneck, Pastor
Rev. Edward Schoeneck began serving as MUM's pastor in 2014. Ed and his wife Kathleen came to us from Grove Ave United Methodist Church in Johnstown, where Ed served for eight years. They have a daughter Elisha, who attends school in the Gateway School District. Kathleen is a UMC Minister with the Penn Center Charge, serving 1st UMC in East McKeesport, Penns Woods in North Huntingdon and Center Avenue in Pitcairn as senior pastor.
Ed grew up in Dewitt, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. He graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Psychology, and began his professional career as a sales representative for Russell Stover Candies. After a couple of years, he moved to Gillette Company, Safety Razor Division where he was a sales representative from 1981 to 1987. It was during this time that Ed began attending Monroeville United Methodist as a parishioner. He taught Sunday School at MUM, and started to realize he had a calling to be involved with the ministry.
Ed was a student pastor at West Side UMC in McKeesport from 1988 to 1992; he graduated from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1992 with a Master of Divinity Degree. Ed served as a minister at St. John’s and Forestville UMC in Slippery Rock from 1992 to 1997, and College Hill UMC in Beaver Falls from 1997 to 2006, before moving on to Grove Ave UMC.
Ed loves to play the guitar and uses his guitar talent as part of our summer worship band and our monthly Coffeehouse Experience. He also has a passion for sailing.
David Quel, Director of Congregational Care
David Quel began serving as MUM's Pastoral care Assistantin 2015. David’s responsibilities include assisting Pastor Ed by providing pastoral care and ministry to members in hospitals and following hospitalization, as well as to those who are essentially homebound.
David is returning to MUM after having been part of our Sunday School and youth group as a teenager. He is a pulpit supply pastor as well as a Doctoral student at Liberty University in the Pastoral Care Department. In addition, David has served as a director of youth ministries, as a drug & alcohol counselor, and as a church intern. Besides working on his doctorate, David’s education includes Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Graduate Certificate in Autism from Seton Hill University; Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Slippery Rock University; BA in Psychology from Slippery Rock University.
David is married to Rebecca, a family practice physician in Irwin, and they have three sons, Jacob, Andy and Stephen. David's joy and challenge in life is taking care of his family; all three sons have autism. When he does have some free time, Dave enjoys playing video games.