John Folk (Class of 2023) is the Associate Pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the ministry, John was a Project Manager for XO Communications. As the Associate Pastor at St. Paul’s, John has a hand in all aspects of church life, but mainly focuses on the church’s youth ministry and facilitates the young adult ministry, working to keep college-aged members of the church engaged. John currently or has served on the Conference Youth Steering Committee, the Youth Event Planning Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Conference Young Adult Planning Team, Conference Annual Meeting Planning Team and the Conference Minister Search Committee. He has helped to organize the Mid-Atlantic Regional Youth Events since 2010. John has twice served as a delegate to General Synod and is a part of the GS implementation group, co-leading the youth@synod efforts since 2016. John is also part of the National Youth Event Planning Team for NYE 2020. Outside of his church life, John loves to bake, travel and is an amateur photographer. He is married to Frank Orrs who said, “I Do” on October 15th, 2019. Together, they have four dogs: Noah, Mr. Beeps, Joey and Toby-Wan Kenobi (Toby for short).