The Rev. Karen Atanasoff will be appointed as pastor of the Pine Street United Methodist Church, as of July 1.
Atanasoff currently serves as co-pastor of First United Methodist Church, Hershey. Some of her previous parishes include Axemann-Weaver, Town Hill, and First United Methodist Church, Millersburg.
She serves as a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Susquehanna Conference and has been part of the United Methodist Large Church Initiative.
A native of Minnesota, Atanasoff is a graduate of St. Cloud University and Lancaster Theological Seminary.
She is married to the Rev. Stevan Atanasoff. They have two grown children. Their son Andrew is married and serving in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. His wife also is in the Air Force. Their daughter Karen is a student at Penn State Harrisburg.
Her husband serves the Williamstown Charge near Harrisburg. His intention is to remain in that post for one more year before locating to Williamsport.