Staff

 

tom robinson

Tom Robinson

Pastor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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.

barb hafler

Barb Hafler

Church Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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.

jeffery shuman

Jeffery J. Shuman

Music Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Native of Detroit, Mr. Shuman won the Band and Choir awards at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. At the Interlochen Arts Academy Jeff was the youngest member of the Madrigal Group and Studio Orchestra. In Madrigals Jeff was introduced to Brahm's motet "O Saviour, Throw the Heavens Wide," which we have begun at 1875 Freier Road. He also attended the vocal technique class of Janis Harsanyi. A product of the Curtis Institute, Mr. Shuman was Associate to the celebrated Robert Elmore at Tenth Presbyterian, Philadelphia, where he regularly exchanged conducting and organ playing duties. While at 17th and Spruce Jeff premiered his "Psalm 150." Mr. Shuman has recitaled in New York at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, Drake University and Drexel. Jeff's connection with Haydn is established through Yon, Sgambatti, Liszt, Czerny and Beethoven. While at Curtis he studied conducting with William Smith. After pursuing post-bachelor studies he earned the Master of Music in Des Moines. Mr. Shuman also received the coveted Fellow designation of the American Guild of Organists followed by the Choir Master certificate in 2000. Jeff plays the trumpet having studied with Leonard Smith, Frank Kaderabek, Gilbert Johnson, and, while at Tanglewood, Armando Ghitalla and Roger Voisin. Jeff also played and recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Ricardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy, Klaus Tennstedt, Andre Kostelanetz, Michael Tilson Thomas et.al. at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Saratoga, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, et.al. Jeff recognizes making music to the Lord with the choir. organ and congregation as a high privilege worthy of us all.