Pastor Alan J. Morrison
Alan J Morrison
Unionville Church

Rev. Alan J. Morrison grew up in Waterford, PA. He was ordained a Deacon in 1988 and an Elder in Full Connection in 1992, his education includes an Associate degree in Digital Electronics earned while serving in the United States Air Force, Bachelor’s degree in Management, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Arts in Liturgical Arts.

His pastoral appointments include: Attend School (1988-1990); Homestead First (1990-1993); Cornerstone Larger Parish: Hays/West Homestead/Homestead First (1993-February 15, 1996); Creighton Janes (February 15, 1996-1999); Pitcairn Center Avenue (1999-2005); Hays (2002-2003); Extension Ministry: General Council on Finance and Administration (2005-Nov 2013); Monongahela First (Dec 2013-2018); Wattsburg/Phillipsville (2018-2022); Unionville (2022-Present).

Rev. Morrison has served the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference as Conference Sessions Ministry Team Secretary (1992-1995); Supportive Ministries Vision Team Chair (Conference Council on Finance and Administration) (Jan 1997-2003); Host Operations Director for the 2004 General Conference (1998-2004); Conference Sessions Ministry Team Vice Chair and Program & Agenda Coordinator (2014-2018); Process Guide (2014-2019); Conference Relations Committee Chair and Board of Ministry member (2016-Oct 2019); Conference Sessions Ministry Team Chair (2018-2022). He has served as a member of the District Committee on Ministry in Washington District and Erie-Meadville District. He served as Board on Church Location and Building member in Washington District, chair in Erie-Meadville District, and currently serves as chair in Butler District. He is one of two delegates to the World Methodist Conference beginning in 2024.

Rev. Morrison is a trained coach in process to seek ICF (International Coaching Federation) accreditation. His experience on GCFA staff included facilitating the work of and certification of church business administrators for the denomination. His coaching focus is on discipleship, ministry practice, life issues, leadership, administrative matters, and financial practices.

Rev. Morrison has been a part of the Scouting program since 1967 and is currently serving as Treasurer of the French Creek Council Executive Board; Council Service Territory #12 Safe Scouting Lead; and as the lead United Methodist Chaplain for the National Scout Jamboree. He served on National Scout Jamboree Staff in 1985 (Commissary staff), 2010 (Guest Services), 2013 (Chaplain), 2017 (Chaplain), and 2023 (Deputy Chief of Chaplains). He also served as Assistant Chief of Chaplains and lead United Methodist Chaplain for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

Alan is married to the former Lois Carl Granlund of Platteville and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and they have one son, Ron and his wife, Erin, and their daughter Harper.  Lois is an ordained United Church of Christ clergy having served her pastoral career as a Hospital Chaplain.  She is now retired enjoying taking care of our granddaughter two days a week.

Contact Us

Unionville UMC
1297 Route 68
Rochester, PA 15074
(New Sewickley Twp,
Beaver County, PA)
Reverend Alan J. Morrison, Pastor
Church Office:
Tuesday:    Noon to 2pm
Thursday:  Noon to 4pm
Phone:  (724) 843-0862

Sunday Schedule

Worship Service: 9:30 AM
Sunday School: 11:00 AM
Kid's Club: 6:30 PM
Youth: 6:30 PM
Time, Talent, Treasure: 6:30 PM
 Our facility is handicap accessible.
Hearing impaired devices and large print hymnals are available on request.
A staffed nursery is available on Sunday mornings.