Saegertown United Methodist Church

Pastor Jeff Little


Jeff Little was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated with an art degree from Edinboro University and was an aspiring cartoonist. Jeff worked with youth ministry while trying to break into the world of art. He ended up working as a campus minister at Edinboro University with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach).

After working with campus ministry Jeff worked as a manager of a Christian bookstore and eventually became a full-time youth director at a United Methodist church in Franklin, PA. Growing up in the United Methodist Church he realized while doing youth ministry that he had been running from pastoral ministry.

Jeff graduated from Asbury Seminary in 2007. He began his opportunity of ministry serving both Johnsonburg United Methodist Church (as a senior pastor) and Kane First United Methodist Church. In 2011 he continued the pastoral journey at Franklin First United Methodist Church.  In 2018 he began a new chapter at Saegertown UMC.

Jeff loves to incorporate art in worship has a passion for discipleship and relational small group ministries. When not involved with ministry, Jeff enjoys drawing, bike riding, board games and hanging out with his cat Sam.



SUMC Staff​

Susan Egyud, Business Administrator


Susan grew up on Long Island, NY and moved to Meadville to attend Allegheny College.  Since then, she has had a number of different jobs, from playing violin with the Erie Philharmonic for three seasons to activities director and Alzheimer’s Unit director at a nursing home, assistant manager at a gas station/convenience store to substitute teacher for the Conneaut School District.  She and her husband Ralph have two adult children and one granddaughter.  They are directors of The Altar House of Prayer in Meadville, a prayer ministry whose mission is to promote prayer and unity in The Church.  In addition to teaching music lessons in her home and at SUMC, she likes to read, knit, and take care of her two dogs.



Frank has been on staff full time with Saegertown UMC since Jan. 1, 2018.  Over the last 6 years he has been a ministry site director with Northwestern PA Youth for Christ, working in Crawford County.  He adores Mary, his wife of 28 years, and is very proud of his 3 adult sons, Aaron, Luke and Kris.  He enjoys making music, good books, spending time with his wife, and hanging out with the teenagers in his youth group.



Frank Tipping, Pastoral Assistant and 9:30 am worship leader





Joe Rial, Pastor Emeritus


Joe has been licensed in ministry since 1956, being involved in ministry well before then and landing at SUMC in 2002.  He and wife Kathy reside in the Conneaut Lake area.  Joe has a wonderful sense of humor and a true gift to ministry.  Joe and Kathy are spending leisure time in retirement all the while remaining vigilant in their faith and gracing us with their presence for special occasions or simply to keep us on our toes and it is wonderful to see so many light up when Joe walks in the room.  



Dulcie Anderson, Administrative Assistant


Dulcie joined our team in 2012.  Prior to coming to SUMC, Dulcie worked as a travel agent for 15 years before moving to administrative assistant positions closer to her home.  She is married to Tom and proud mother to Jordan (currently a student at PSU).  They reside in the Cambridge Springs area.  Dulcie enjoys time with family and friends, bicycling, photography, cooking, camping and crafting/creating.  She enjoys spending time with her boys traveling with them to new destinations and to their trapshooting events and helping out wherever she is needed.