1012 Old Joppa Rd Joppa, MD 21085

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Bible Study

The Lord’s Prayer: The Prayer Jesus Taught
Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM beginning September 21

200+ Year Anniversary

Join us November 6 for a Homecoming Sunday where we will celebrate more than 200 years of ministry! Members and friends old and new are invited to join us for worship and a party after!

Our mission

Beginning in July 2022, Union Chapel joined the Mission Central Parish, a cooperative of 11 United Methodist Churches in Harford County and Baltimore County, MD, working together to better serve our communities and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more about the MCP here.

The Parish is led by our four pastors, Rev. Dr. Karin Walker, Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh, Rev. Diane Crider, and Pastor Ryan Wiggins. They are joined by a contingent of retired pastors and lay speakers who assist in leading worship at many of our churches.

Our Community

From our Sunday morning worship to our partnerships with local charities, building and empowering our community is central to who we are!

Church Beliefs

Union Chapel is a congregation of the United Methodist Church and shares many core convictions with other Christian traditions. Explore what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and more here

Join a Group

Union Chapel participates in a number of small groups and Bible studies both in our local congregation and through the Mission Central Parish. Check out our Facebook page or Events for more info!

Our Pastors

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Rev. Dr. Karin Walker
Lead Pastor

Rev. Dr. Karin Walker is the senior pastor of Fallston United Methodist Church and the Mission Central Parish.  She has served Fallston for the past seven years and helped the congregation to grow.  Her perspective is that the outward mindset is a key to church growth and it aligns us with the gospel of Christ.  When we serve the least, the last, the lost, we become more and more like Jesus.  Karin coaches Cross Country and Track at Fallston High School.  She is married to Mike and has two children—Joshua who is married to Judi, and Marissa. Karin enjoys training for triathlons, reading, and gardening.

Rev. danny breidenbaugh
Associate Pastor

Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh is an elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. He received his Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC) and a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Towson University. He has previously served churches in Bunker Hill, WV and Truxton/Homer, NY. He has also previously served as a church music director. Danny’s wife, Anastasia, is a veterinarian at Perry Hall Animal Hospital. They enjoy playing board games, camping, and spending time with their many pets!

Rev. Diane crider
Pastor of Visitation

Rev. Diane Crider last served  Hunt’s  Memorial  United Methodist  Church  in Riderwood from which she retired. Diane is a graduate of UMBC and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  She was ordained an elder in 1982 and served four churches in the Baltimore Washington Conference.

 Since retiring from full-time ministry, Diane served as one of the pastors of the Protestant Faith Community at Oak Crest Village in Parkville for four years, served as a part-time short term interim pastor in five  United Methodist churches, and substitutes for vacationing clergy.

 She and her husband reside in Timonium and relish time with family, traveling, gardening, and golfing.

pastor ryan wiggins
Pastor of Missions

Ryan is pursuing an MDiv at Wesley Theological Seminary and is a candidate for ordination in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

He is passionate about our Wesleyan mission of creating disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and is excited for the ways that the MCP empowers our local churches to pursue ministries of justice in our communities.

Ryan holds an B.A. in History from UMBC. A lifelong Marylander, he lives in Aberdeen with his wife, Niki, and their three children.

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