Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus! My name is Tim Stewart. As of July 1, 2019, I was appointed as the pastor for Calvary United Methodist. I have been a local-licensed pastor in the United Methodist church for the past nine years. I love Jesus! He is the Lord of my life. My role as the pastor is to shine the light and love of Jesus in all that I do here at Calvary (and beyond). Having been blessed to be born into a Christian family who was active in a United Methodist church in my hometown of Williamsport, PA., I came to accept Jesus as my Savior as a teenager. While I was very involved in the church for a few years after my conversion I back-slid for many years while attending college (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing from Kutztown University) and for quite some time into my thirties. The Lord began working on my heart after I realized that something very dear and important to me was missing in my life. My success in the secular-business world did not provide me with the fulfillment that I longed for. I began attending church again. Slowly but surely God, through Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit began to get me back on track. His track! I became more and more involved in the church as a liturgist, usher, lay leader and eventually a Christ-Servant minister. I led Sunday school classes as well as Bible-study groups. In my late forties I began to receive a call from the Lord to become a pastor. Initially I was surprised and concerned as I did not feel worthy. I eventually talked to my pastor about my promptings. This led to me beginning the process to become a local-licensed pastor in the United Methodist church. I have been in this role for the past nine years serving churches in Pottstown and Wissinoming (Northeast Philadelphia). I love teaching and preaching the Word of God. I can think of nothing more satisfying in life than to journey with people who either know the Lord or are seeking to understand what Christianity is all about. My wife Melanie and I live in Lansdale, PA along with our Cairn Terrier, Rosse.
Nathaniel has served as the Choir Director/Bell Choir Director/Organist for Calvary United Methodist Church in Ambler for the past 20 years. He studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Piano Major and a French Horn Minor from 1993-1997. He completed his Masters of Music Education in 2006 from West Chester University and plans on continuing his education by working on a Doctorate in Musical Composition in the near future.
He became the High School Choral Director for the Upper Dublin School District the fall of 2002 . He has served in this capacity since that time. Nathaniel directs the five choral groups at the high school (Concert, Chamber, Men’s, Women’s, and V0X) and is also the vocal musical director for the theatre program.
He is in his fourth year as a co-director for the choral group on the American Music Abroad Bronze Tour under the leadership of Dr. James Capolupo, superintendent of the Springfield-Delaware County School District. He has directed in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Nathaniel is also a composer/arranger of choral and instrumental music.
Paula became Calvary’s Administrative Assistant in 2013. Paula came to Calvary with 10 years experience as an secretary and enjoys working in a church environment. “It helps to keep me close to Gods work”. Among the many gifts that God has given her, her true passion is singing. She comes from a very musical family. She studied piano at the age of 5 (the 3 B’s…Bach, Beethoven & Brahms)…her mother, Mertine Johns was an opera singer and her father, a church organist. “I didn’t stick with the 3b’s, I discovered jazz”…. music from the Great American Songbooks of George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Berlin, and others, are in her repertoire. She also dabbles in quite a few other things like interior decorating, photography, art…..”I’ll try anything“. Oh, and I just LOVE humor and laughter!