Chris Stanley | Pastor
We are thrilled to introduce Pastor Chris, our newly appointed pastor at Flemington UMC, who brings a fresh perspective and a heart full of passion to our community of faith. His foundational conviction is that every person is loved by God more than they could ever know or imagine, and the church is called to be a beacon of that incredible, scandalous love to all people.
Pastor Chris holds a B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies from Messiah University and an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served in various ministry roles, from homeless ministry in Houston to overseeing youth & camping ministries in upstate New York to pastoring Methodist churches in New Jersey. Chris loves reading, watching good movies, and following the NBA. He is married to his best friend, Rachel, and considers it a privilege and honor.
Pastor Chris is passionate about connecting with others and exploring what it means to follow Jesus in our day and age. He is excited about what God has in store for our community and invites you to reach out and connect with him. Contact Pastor Chris by email and start a conversation today!
Bruce LaPenta | Lay Leader
Bruce is a beloved member of our church family here at Flemington UMC. Bruce has dedicated his life to his Christian journey and envisions our community as a family joined not only by a common faith but also by relationships and the need for encouragement and support in all of life's celebrations and challenges.
With a Master of Theology degree in Pastoral Care, Bruce is a certified life coach, lay leader of Flemington UMC, and an experienced hospital chaplain. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our church community and enjoys serving in various committees and ministries.
Bruce and his wife Beth have been married for over 30 years, and they love spending time in worship and ministry with our church family. He is passionate about traveling with you as a friend on life's journey, getting to know you, and helping you grow in your Christian walk.
We are confident that you'll find Bruce to be a warm and approachable friend who can offer you guidance and support. If you want to get to know Bruce or learn more about our church community, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you into our family!
Gretchen Gardner | Administrative Assistant
Looking for a friendly face and a helpful hand? Look no further than Gretchen Gardner, Flemington UMC's administrative assistant! With over 30 years of experience in the community, Gretchen knows what it takes to keep things running smoothly. Whether you need assistance with scheduling, organizing events, or just a friendly conversation, Gretchen is always happy to help. Her warm smile and welcoming demeanor make her a valued member of our team, and we're so grateful to have her with us.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Gretchen via email.