LAKE TWP. The Rev. Derek Kubilus has been appointed senior pastor at Uniontown United Methodist Church, 13370 Cleveland Ave. NW, effective Sunday.

Following the 10:45 service, there will be a welcome reception for Kubilus and his wife, Maggie Astrino.

Prior to this appointment, Kubilis was serving at Oberlin United Methodist Church. He previously served as associate pastor at First United Methodist of Cuyahoga Falls and as pastor of Peninsula United Methodist Church.

Kubilis earned a bachelor's degree in theology from Malone University and a master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.

Astrino holds a master's degree in church history from Ashland Theological Seminary and taught French at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy for six years before starting a career in the nonprofit sector. She works for Lifebanc in Cleveland.