Staff and Leadership
Our church thrives on a loving, enthusiastic, and supportive congregation but also a strong foundation of staff and volunteer team members. The team members listed below are responsible for meeting the spiritual needs of our congregation, communicating the good word, scheduling all events, and maintaining the facilities during the week.
We all look forward to getting to know you and serving you during worship services each Sunday.
July 2022 - Present
Pastor Karen LOVES the church! She is an effective and relevant preacher, inspiring small group leader and Bible study teacher, and a strategic thinker. She likes nothing more than to see others encounter God in new and meaningful ways.
She was commissioned a Provisional Elder in 2021 and is journeying toward ordination in May 2023. Prior to ministry, she spent 30 years working as a Physical Therapist and Rehabilitation Services Manager in mostly long-term and memory care senior living communities. Karen graduated from Palmer Theological Seminary in 2020 and also holds a MEd. in Adult Education from Widener University and a B.S. of Physical Therapy from Ithaca College.
She is married to Frank with 2 grown daughters, one granddaughter and twin sons who will be Freshmen at West Chester University and Temple University in the fall. And not to be forgotten their black cocker spaniel, Dewey, who is sure he is a human!
She enjoys reading, watching/binging Hallmark Christmas movies and having great conversations, especially over a cup of coffee or around a fire pit.
Pastoral Care and Services:
CUMC offers various types of pastoral care.
• Baptismal Preparation
• Pre-Marriage Counseling
• Hospital and Emergency Visitation
• Informal Conversations about Faith, Church, and everyday life
Contemporary Music Director
Audio Visual Coordinator
Administrative Council Co-Chair
Administrative Council Co-Chair,
Missions Team Co-Chair
People Team Chair (Staff Parish Relations Committee)
Finance and Stewardship Team Chair
Financial and Stewardship Team Treasurer
Christ Servant Ministry Course Certified (in-progress)
Youth Group Leader
Sunday School Leader
Property Team Chair
Jillian’s Café Coordinator,
Missions Team Co-Chair
Women's Connection Team Co-Chair
Events Team Co-Leader