Eric Park spent his childhood and youth in three western Pennsylvania towns (Washington, Grove City, and Indiana). He learned to read with a Bible in one hand and a comic book in the other. He wrote his first song in ninth grade and has been doing his best to create music ever since. Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Dickinson College, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew Theological School. Eric is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and is currently serving as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Butler, Pennsylvania–a vibrant three-campus community of believers where Jesus Christ is creatively at work in the changing of lives.
Eric met his wife Tara in 1986 when they were both students at Dickinson College. Cast as romantic leads in the college musical, their first kiss was on stage. The rest is history. Tara and Eric believe that the best day of their lives was January 18, 1992, when together they entered the covenant of marriage.
Eric loves to read, write, sing, laugh, travel, and go to movies. And, since neither Tara nor Eric cook, a good restaurant is always one of their favorite places.
Tara and Eric currently reside in Butler, Pennsylvania where they continue to find great joy in being a family together.