Pastor: Rev. Josh Blakesley, M.Div.
Josh grew up in Indiana and Iowa before completing a Masters of Divinity [M.Div.] at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. He
has served in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and United Church of Christ in Philadelphia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Michigan. He most
recently served the PA SE Conference as Minister of Youth & Young Adult Discipling. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Theatre/Speech from Northwestern College (IA). Josh has served in youth and young adult ministry for 19 years in a variety of
ministry settings across different denominations, regionally, nationally, and in Latin America.
Called to ministry as a teenager, Josh is passionate about mentoring youth and empowering younger generations to make a
positive impact in the world, providing opportunities for them to embody peace and justice in their communities. Josh is also a
trained actor and performs with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, LLC, He has developed theatre arts
curriculum for use in worship, youth groups, Confirmation classes, and a variety of settings.
He is also honored to work with the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia as Director of Special Projects.
Josh began serving UCCWarminster as called pastor in July 2011.
He enjoys playing basketball, strumming on the guitar, traveling, learning languages, or making strange and funny faces. He lives in the NW suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife Maria.