Who We Are
Our Leadership & Team
ESUMC has a vibrant and diverse staff that believes in the the gospel and has experienced the saving grace of Christ Jesus. We’re invested in our ministry, passionate about people, and committed to His service. From the Senior Pastor to our weekday sexton, our team is here to love and serve others.
Jim is a native of eastern Pennsylvania, but was raised in McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC, where he was active at Trinity UMC. He attended Grove City College in the late 1970’s, where he met his future wife, Karen. They were married just after graduation in 1979 and moved to Philadelphia, where Jim attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Now Palmer Seminary). His appointments prior to East Stroudsburg UMC are Media: First (associate), Penns Park, Lafayette Hill: Messiah, Solebury (all in suburban Philadelphia), and District Superintendent for eight years in the Southwest District (Lancaster and parts of Lebanon Counties). He has been in full-time ministry for 38 years. Jim has received specialized training in church leadership development, church business administration, transitional interim ministry, and conflict resolution. Karen worked previously as Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Ephrata: First UMC on the Southwest District. Karen and Jim have two grown daughters, Lauren, an artist, and food coop worker in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, and Kristin, a teacher in Denver, CO. Karen and Jim enjoy camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, and cross country skiing, and Jim enjoys downhill skiing and sailing as well.
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Ministry & Administrative Staff
Assistant Pastor, Director of Student Minstry
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Director of Congregational Care & Discipleship
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Director of Traditional Worship, Choir Director
Director of Bells
East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church
83 South Courtland Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
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