Our Staff 


Juila A. Piper –
Pastor Julia and her husband, Jeff, have been married for over 30 years. They have two young adult biological children, Jayme and Jason.  They also have a foster son, James.  They enjoy spending time together as a family, playing board games and camping.
Pastor Julia is a on her second career.  Her call to ministry developed when she was eight years old.  She worked 17 years as a Coding Specialist at the Chambersburg Hospital before she started in full-time ministry.   She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University  and then went on to Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. where she received her Master of Divinity Degree in 2010.  Pastor Julia is an Elder in the Susquehanna United Methodist Conference.   She is amazed at how God has worked in her life.  She looks forward to this new chapter as she begins her service at Juniata United Methodist Church.
Pastor Julia previous served the communities of Allenport (Mt. Union), Shirleysburg, and Singer’s Gap. 

Service to the District and Conference:
She serves on the District Committee on Ministry of the Altoona District and on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Susquehanna United Methodist Conference.  She also serves as the Elder’s Registrar.
Juniata United Methodist Church welcomes Julia and her family to our church.  We look for forward to our journey together.
Steve Green – Custodian

PALAZZI, LynneLynne Palazzi –Administrative Assistant /Treasurer

Lynne has been married to her husband Mike, for 30  years. They started their marriage with a challenge all its own. Their blended family consists of 8 children. Over the years they have managed to get each and every one of their children through high school and/or college. They are blessed with 22 beautiful grandchildren and 3 very active great grandchildren. Other than their family, the end of the days’ joy comes from their 3 miniature dachshunds.  Lynne enjoys being creative.






WENZEL, SALLY; (Staff)104

Sally Wenzel –    

Chancel Choir Director


Dennis Peterman – Praise Team Coordinator & Children’s Choir Director


Judith Hershey –    Church Musician

EICHELBERGER, CharlotteCharlotte Eichelberger –      Church Musician