Meet Our Team
The pastors of Presbury UMC and the Mission Central Parish provide the overall leadership within all seven churches. They care for the pastoral needs, administration, programming, and mission outreach, and much more!
Rev. Dr. Karin Walker
Rev. Dr. Karin Walker is the senior pastor of Fallston United Methodist Church and the Mission Central Parish. She has served Fallston for the past seven years and helped the congregation to grow. Her perspective is that the outward mindset is a key to church growth and it aligns us with the gospel of Christ. When we serve the least, the last, the lost, we become more and more like Jesus. Karin coaches Cross Country and Track at Fallston High School. She is married to Mike and has two children—Joshua who is married to Judi, and Marissa. Karin enjoys training for triathlons, reading, and gardening.
Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh
Rev. Danny Breidenbaugh is an elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. He received his Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC) and a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Towson University. He has previously served churches in Bunker Hill, WV and Truxton/Homer, NY, in addition to having served as a church music director. Danny's wife, Anastasia, is a veterinarian at Perry Hall Animal Hospital. They enjoy playing board games, camping, and spending time with their many pets!
Presbury UMC is blessed to have two parish speakers who lead our Sunday morning worship service!
Rev. Dr. Jim Ditto
Jim ‘semi-retired’ in 2010 after serving for forty-two years in parish ministry, the final twenty-two at Fallston UMC. During this time, he spent five years as adjunct-faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary and two summers working and studying in England(Sheffield & Bristol) while participating in ministerial exchanges.
After retirement from full-time ministry, Jim worked two and one-half years for the Baltimore-Washington Conference(UMC) as a ‘Guide’ in the Baltimore Region. Following this, he worked(p/t) as a Small Group Facilitator/Coach in both the ‘Financial Leadership Academy’ and the ‘Academy of Church Finances’ for the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation.
Jim received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Maryland, a M.L.A. from the Johns Hopkins University, and both the M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Rev. Betty Megill
Betty is a child of God, a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and retired pastor. She is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church. She was an interpreter for the hearing impaired for 10 years when God called her into ministry during her participation in the 34-week Disciple Bible Study. She pastored 5 churches in her 22 years in ministry, two of her appointments in two-point charges.
Betty learned a great deal from the congregations she served and hopes they also learned from her. She was encouraged by how they lived out their faith especially during difficult times. In 2014, she and her husband, Glenn, moved from New Jersey to Perryville, Maryland to be closer to their daughter, Christy, her husband, Binu, and two beautiful grand-daughters, Hannah and Abby.
Rev. Steven Cochran
Steven is a retired elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, having served and been a part of several of our MCP churches. He also works as a counselor.
He has three grandchildren and is enjoying retirement with his wife on the Eastern Shore.
Minister Rutha Eakin
Minister Rutha Eakin is a Greenville, North Carolina native, however at a very young age she moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Presently she is a resident of Harford County, Maryland. Minister Eakin was married to the love of her life, the late Minister Fred G. Eakin Jr. and God has blessed this loving union with four incredible children and six adorable grandchildren.
Minister Eakin and her husband went on a sabbatical from their previous church, First Mount Olive FWB Church in 2017 to assist in ministry under The Rev. Marlon B. Tilghman, Pastor of Ames United Methodist Church in Bel Air Maryland. The ministry included but not limited to; preaching; teaching and dramatic productions. They became a permanent part of the Ames UMC Family 2018.
But Minister Eakin just wants you to know, before anything else, she is a child of the living God and she loves the Word of God, and the People of God. She also seeks to have a more intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.