Dr. Howard Woodruff

Professor of Disaster & Crisis Response
Crisis Preparation & Intervention Specialist
Missions Experience: USA, India



  • Doctorate in Health and Spirituality, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C.
  • Masters in Divinity, Palmer School of Theological Education, Philadelphia, PA
  • BA in Political Science, Psychology, Religion. Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

D. Min. Doctoral Dissertation 

  • Helping Pastors to Be More Effective Following Traumatic Events


Volunteer Experiences

  • Keystone Crisis Intervention Team
  • The ARC, Lackawanna Country Board of Directors
  • NorthCentral Task Force
  • Centre LifeLink Emergency Services Chaplain
  • Pennsylvania State Police Chaplain
  • Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • President, American Heart Association, Williamsport Board of Directors


Professional Experiences

  • Founding Partner/President, Advanced Crisis Preparation and Intervention
  • Senior Pastor, Marysville United Methodist Church, Marysville, PA
  • Lead Pastor, Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton, PA
  • Lead Pastor, Mt. Nittany United Methodist Church, Lemont, PA
  • Pastor, Roseville/Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Roseville, PA
  • President, PreHospital Care Services, Inc.
  • Chief Operating Officer, Tidewater Ambulance Service, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Director of Business Development, Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, PA
  • Administrative Director of Outreach Services, Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, PA
  • Outreach Services Coordinator, Muncy Valley, Hospital, Muncy, PA
  • Staff Paramedic, Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA