I graduated from Williamstown High School and received a B.A. in Education from Glassboro State. I received my calling to pastoral ministry while we were living in Williamstown, while my father was serving New Brooklyn United Methodist Church. After Glassboro State, I attended and then graduated from Eastern Theological Seminary with my Masters of Divinity. I was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2000.
I have served: Carney’s Point and Deepwater United Methodist Churches, United Methodist congregations in Quinton and Hancock’s Bridge, and served at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Turnersville as their associate pastor, where I led the small group ministry, welcoming new attenders with follow up, leading a small group, teaching and preaching on Sunday morning, and integrating members and non-members into ministry. I served in extension ministry for nine years as the lead spiritual support counselor at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, where I cared for and supported patients and their families at the end of life, and facilitated a men’s grief group.
Chris and I married in 1994. Chris is Registered Nurse, working for Kennedy Health Systems in their Home Care Department in Gloucester County. Nathan is attending Rown College (Gloucester County Community College) and works for Chick fila. Samantha will attend Rowan College in the Fall of 2016. Luke plays travel baseball for the SJ Diamond Jaxx in Sewell, NJ. We are a baseball family; we love the summer, hiking, swimming, and going to the shore. I love to read, soak in the sun, and watch football.
I am very excited about the return to leadership in the United Methodist Church. I am very excited about the Bishop’s appointment, of course God’s appointment, to Dobbins Memorial United Methodist where we, the Church, can be accessible and missional.
With our traditional hymns and contemporary praise band, we offer a blended worship experience here at Dobbins. Led by Steve Moritz, 312 Union Avenue Praise Band brings a soulful and joyful perspective to our faith and mission in this life with emphasis on God's amazing grace. Preferring to be known as Jesus Freaks, the band's rehearsals will always feature songs heard on K-Love as well as some impromptu jam sessions of Dylan, Beatles and Steve's original compositions thrown in for good measure. For further information regarding 312 Union Avenue Praise Band, email Steve: email@example.com
OUR SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP LEADERS: Sue and Dennis Bryski
OUR JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP LEADER: Dave Gannon
I graduated from Westampton Vo-Tech (now BCIT) in 1991. Joined the Navy in 1995 and became a Gunner's Mate 3rd class petty officer in 1997. I served as a corrections officer on both county and federal levels, and worked for TSA at the Philadelphia International airport. I was injured on the job and I was told that I would never work again. God had a different plan. I returned to college full time in 2012 at the age of 39 at Cairn University in Langhorne PA. I graduated in 2015 with a BS in Bible/youth ministry. I now serve God as a youth pastor here at Dobbins and I could not be happier. Dobbins has always been my home away from home. God has not only changed me to serve Him better, but He also has taught me how to teach our students. I have learned that He can make great changes in your life if you are only willing to listen. God is good!
OUR JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP LEADERS: Katie and Elton Horner