Pastor Rex grew up with six brothers and sisters in United Methodist parsonages all over western Pennsylvania. He went to college at Penn State to study engineering before receiving a call to the ministry, met his wife Kelly at Wesley Woods when they were both counselors, and graduated from seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1985.

He and Kelly adopted two children from Korea: Andy is 27 and lives in Newport News, VA, and Shannon (25) and her little boy Nikko live with him. After a long battle with chronic pain syndrome, Kelly died in 2013.

Rex has been a United Methodist pastor for 33 years now, having served churches in Somerset, Allegheny, Washington, Lawrence, and Mercer counties before coming to Bethel. He especially enjoys worship, singing, children, games, and telling Bible stories.

Biking, canoeing, reading, and politics are among his hobbies.