Rev. Dr. Mark E. Hecht, Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Mark E. Hecht is the senior minister of First United Methodist Church. Prior to being appointed to Warren, Mark served at Park UMC, North East, PA; Mt. Lebanon UMC, Pittsburgh, PA; Janes UMC, Creighton, PA and Smithfield United Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Rev. Hecht holds a BA degree in Religious Studies from Allegheny College, a Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. 

In addition to serving on, as well as leading, numerous national, conference and district committees of the United Methodist Church, Rev. Hecht has  a passion for Covenant Discipleship Ministries within the church and Missions outside the church.

He is married to Karen L. Hecht who is employed by Widget Financial. He and Karen have been married 30 years and have four children; John Wesley, Aaron, Annie and Joshua.