Langevin presented Torch Award for service to youth

By George Hohmann

From left: Rev. Amy Shanholtzer, superintendent of the United Methodist Church’s MonValley District; Rev. Harold Langevin, recipient of the Torch Award; and West Virginia United Methodist Men’s President Don Davis.

Rev. Harold Langevin has been honored for giving unusual amounts of time and energy in dedicated service to children and youth.

Langevin was presented the Torch Award by West Virginia United Methodist Men’s President Don Davis during a Sept. 9 ceremony at the men’s annual retreat and scout Circuit Rider event at Jackson’s Mill.

The Torch Award is given through the General Commission on United Methodist Men’s Office of Civic Youth-Serving Agencies/Scouting. It recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the use and promotion of programs for youth.

Langevin has served as pastor of the United Methodist Church’s Belington Circuit, comprising five churches, since 2016. He previously pastored the Pruntytown/Fetterman Charge in Grafton, which comprises two churches.

He currently serves as parish coordinator for the United Methodist Church’s Barbour County Parish and disaster relief liaison for the church’s MonValley District. He also is a member of the Barbour County Ministerial Association and serves on the Executive Committee of Heart and Hand Ministries.

In addition, Langevin is president of the Board of Directors of Helping Hand Clearing House, Elkins; serves as volunteer chaplain at the Davis Medical Center, Elkins; and is a member of the Elkins High School Alumni Association.

He is a graduate of Elkins High School, Fairmont State University and the Ohio Valley Course of Study-Methodist School of Theology.

Langevin is married to the former Donna Harker of Fairview. They have three children: Jon Langevin of Elkins, Erin Golden of Beverly and Chelsea Langevin of Beverly.