The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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May 10, 2013

Valley Church to install pastor

SHENANGO VALLEY — An ordination and installation service for Pastor Michele Askerneese as senior pastor of The Valley Church will be held at 4 p.m. May 19 in Cedar Avenue Church of God, 1045 Cedar Ave., Sharon.

Pastor Askerneese, of 335 Cedar Ave., has been a member for more than 25 years at Cedar Avenue Church of God, and associate minister there from May 2000 to March of this year, when she began her pastorate at The Valley Church.

Pastor Askerneese earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2009 from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

She is a respiratory care practitioner for Sharon Regional Health System, having started there in September 1983. She has a bachelor degree in respiratory care from La Roche College, Pittsburgh, and an associate’s degree in science from Penn State University.

Born and raised in Farrell as the youngest of eight children, she moved to Sharon in 1982. She is a single mother of an adult daughter.

Ordination will be conferred by Western Pennsylvania Ministries of the Church of God.

The Valley Church is at 1957 Pine Hollow Blvd., Hermitage.

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