Wm. Louis (Lou) Piel is the Pastor of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Finksburg, Md. He is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the UM Church. He serves on the Shepherd's Staff Board of Carroll County and the historic Strawbridge Shrine Board in New Windsor, Md. He is a graduate of the McDonogh School, Dickinson College, the Divinity School of Duke University and has a D. Min from the Lancaster Theological Seminary.