Pastor’s Bio

Pastor D. Hildebrand shepherd-sheepbegan ministering at Chestnut Grove on July 1, 2016.  Currently our pastor holds a bachelor’s degree in business and is continuing studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in DC.  Our pastor serves on the board of Directors for the York Rescue Mission (which includes York, Dallastown, and Dover economy stores and shelters).

Prior to coming to the ministry, our pastor was employed in private industry in the York area.  Our pastor previously served at Salem Guldens United Methodist Church, Gettysburg.  Originally from  Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, our pastor’s family lived on a farm near Abbottstown.

Our pastor has 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Our pastor states “I love people and kids and enjoy life!”