Our Staff

Pastor BudBud Leskovac, Pastor
Bud Leskovac grew up in Greenville, Pennsylvania, married his high school sweetheart Pam in 1977, and soon had three young children. He settled into a successful insurance sales career with Prudential Securities and volunteered with Pam as the youth pastors of Maysville Community Church, a vibrant non-denominational congregation on the outskirts of the small steel-mill town. In 1987, Bud received God’s call to full-time ministry. In faith, he and his young family moved away from Pennsylvania and God led them to a home in Ashville, Ohio. Bud began attending classes at nearby Circleville Bible College. During the next two years, Bud and Pam began feeling God’s call into the United Methodist denomination.

The United Methodist denomination first appointed Bud in 1989 to be the student pastor of a three-church charge in Washington Court House, Ohio: Staunton, White Oak Grove, and Sugar Grove United Methodist Churches. The family served there from 1989 to 1995. During this time Bud attended The Ohio State University and Liberty University. He was then appointed to be the Associate Pastor at Church of the Master in Westerville, Ohio from 1995 to 1998. He began attending Otterbein University. From 1998 to 2000, Bud was appointed to serve as the Pastor of a young, new church, Servant of Christ UMC, which was meeting in an elementary school gymnasium in Westerville.

In 2000, Servant of Christ UMC in Westerville, Ohio, and New Hope UMC in Galena, Ohio merged under Bud’s leadership. The congregation made its home in New Hope’s church building on Harlem Road in Harlem Township. Soon thereafter, the name of the body of believers that merged together became Harlem Road United Methodist Church. Pastor Bud has served at Harlem Road Church since then. He is a regularly requested denominational consultant when other United Methodist churches consider merging. He and Pam have now served in this denomination for nearly 30 years.

Pastor Bud is an avid golfer and outdoorsman and enjoys carpentry and music.

 

pamPam Leskovac, Director of Children's Ministries
Pam Leskovac has been pursuing a deeper relationship with Christ for 40 years. She grew up in Fredonia, Pennsylvania, married her highschool sweetheart Bud in 1977, and then embarked on an incredible ministry venture with him that has lasted more than 25 years. Pam has 5 beautiful grown children (2 daughters, 1 son, 1 son-in-law and 1 daughter-in-law), 3 beautiful young granddaughters, a grandson, and another grandbaby on the way!  She has served the church in the areas of Children’s, Women’s, Worship, and Youth ministries.

Currently Pam is on staff at Harlem Road Church as the Director of Children’s Ministries and the cry of her heart is to connect children to Jesus Christ at a young age – then raise them up in their faith to be able to stand as Christian adults. Pam also serves Harlem Road Church in many women's ministry events.

Pam is an incredible pianist and enjoys spending time with her ever-growing family.

 

pamDiana Robertson, Administrative Assistant
Diana Robertson was raised in Harlem Township and has been a part of this church family ever since she was born. She was baptised in the old church building which is still standing just a short way down the road. She fondly remembers the smell of the coal-burning stove, the look of the tin ceiling, and the sound of the creaky wooden pews. She has watched with pride as the congregation has evolved over the years -- breaking ground for a new church building in the current location, adding a parsonage several years later, and expanding the church facility and opening the preschool just a few years ago. One of the neatest moments in our church family's history was when Diana's father, Seth Borden, one of the pillars of the congregation, led a processional of a few hundred attendees into the new, big Family Life Center on the Sunday morning it was finally completed and ready to house his ever-growing church family.

Diana married her sweetheart Steve in January 1969. They have two children, Matt and Amy, and four beautiful grandchildren. Diana's office desk is covered with pictures of her grandkids. She laughs and brags, "Grandchildren are a little piece of heaven!"

Diana is currently nearing the end of her third decade serving as secretary at HRC. For most of her life she has called it her "home away from home."  Diana loves to read, travel, and hike. She recently went with the mission team to Haiti and also hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail with several ladies from her small group. She is also a history and geography buff and helps to organize many local events that celebrate our Harlem Township heritage.

Upcoming Special Events

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