The Reverend Doctor Jeffery A. Raffauf was appointed Senior Pastor of the West Lawn United Methodist Church on July 1, 2000. He is an elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church. He previously served the Jonestown UMC in Lebanon County (1982-1992) and the Columbia UMC in Lancaster County (1992-2000).
Pastor Jeff grew up in the West Lawn area, and specifically, in the West Lawn UMC. He considers it both a great privilege and a great challenge to minister in the community that played such an important role in his life. He is a graduate of Wilson High School, Penn State University (’77, BA in Sociology), and Wesley Theological Seminary (’82, M.Div. and ’13, D.Min. in Church Leadership) in Washington, D.C.
Jeff is married to Cheryl Flynn Raffauf, of Baltimore, MD. They have two grown children, Justin, a high school science teacher, and Andrea, who is a medicolegal death investigator in Denver, CO. Jeff and Cheryl have long felt a strong commitment to ministry in the community as a part of all they do in the Church. They are enthusiastic about working together to fulfill the vision of this church, which is “to invite, embrace, and empower all to be the family of God in Christ.” If you would like to share with them in this exciting ministry, please be in touch with the Raffaufs by contacting them at the church, or join them in worship this Sunday.
Email Pastor Jeff at email@example.com