Rev. Tucker was born in Warren, PA. He was adopted at 6 months old and is blessed to understand what being chosen and raised by loving parents meant. He grew up in Epworth UMC in Warren where he was very involved in its youth program and its ministries.
He held many jobs earlier in his life including general contracting, heavy equipment owner/operator, railroad dismantling, logging, trucking, car dealership general manager, garbage collector, horse farm owner/manager, and sales representative.
In 1999, at the age of 40, he began his journey in pastoral ministry. He became a Full Time Local Pastor in 2001 while doing the course of study at Wesley Theological Seminary and went on to become an Associate Member of the WPAUMC in 2007. He has previously served as senior pastor on the Bear Lake/Lottsville Charge, Brockport Charge, Hyndman Larger Parish, and has spent the last 7 years at the 1st UMC of Dubois. Currently, he serves the Conference as the Chair of Arrangements on Conference Sessions, Head of Conference Safety (including creating and teaching courses on active situations training), and serves on the Board of Directors for Wesley Woods.
His wife Amy is a nurse. Between the two, they have a blended family of 5 wonderful grown children and 14 grandchildren. His hobbies include woodworking and he brings with him a well-supplied woodshop with which he has made much of his own furniture and some of the furniture utilized at annual conference.His other hobby is cooking BBQ with his 5 smokers and he and Amy have a fully functional food truck.
Welcome to Oakland, Lance and Amy!