I am honored and blessed to be the pastor here at Quakertown UMC. My wife, Jane and I, are natives of Bucks County having grown up in Levittown and in Emilie UMC where we met as children. We have three adult children of our own now: Ashley, Michael, and Zachary.
I received an Associates degree from Bucks County Community College in liberal arts with an emphasis in Social Science. I then earned my Bachelor's degree from Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. I then attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now the Palmer Seminary) earning my Master of Divinity degree, and a few years ago earned my Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. I have been in full-time ministry since December 1989.
My experience of God has been one of a radical, empowering and loving grace that I share in my ministry. I invite you to come and check us out here at Quakertown UMC and discover the inclusive, soul-healing and empowering love of God for yourself.
We are pleased to welcome Jordan Cox, new Assistant Pastor, to QUMC. Jordan grew up in Quakertown and will be returning here after his graduation from Cairn University (formerly, Philadelphia Bible College.) Jordan graduates in May with a degree in Christian studies. He has worked in student ministry for many years, both as a staff member, and a volunteer. He is very excited about casting vision in order to help grow our student ministries program.
Jordan and his fiancee, Steph Reif, are excited to get to know our congregation and to partner with us in ministry.
I've always been an "office person". Growing up, while the other little girls were playing house, I was playing office. I always had a desk, a play phone, a typewriter, a stapler, and lots of paper, pens, and pencils. I guess you could say I'm a natural!
A Quakertown High School alumni, I completed business-related coursework at the Lehigh Valley campus of Penn State. I have a 36-year career in office management, the last 20 years serving Quakertown United Methodist Church. When I count the many blessings I have in my life, being a part of the ministry, mission, and church family of QUMC is something I am thankful to God for each and every day.
My husband David and I live in Milford Township with our two miniature dachshunds, Pretzel and Chip. We are very proud parents of our daughter, Amanda, a sophomore at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County. As a family, we are quite the sailors and love taking cruises! We also enjoy the outdoors and camping, our favorite destinations being the Adirondack mountains of New York and Knoebel's Grove in Elysburg.