About Us

Rev. Stew Warner

Rev. Stew Warner

Senior Pastor

Pastor Stew began serving at Salem on July 1, 2015. He is an ordained elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. He comes to us from First United Methodist Church in Perkasie. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received his M. Div. from United Theological Seminary. Previous appointments include First UMC of Lancaster, Bustleton UMC, Swarthmore UMC, Holmesburg UMC and Annville UMC.

Pastor Stew also served as the EPA Youth Coordinator from 1990-1998 and as the Northeast Jurisdictional Youth Coordinator from 1991-1993. He has written youth ministry articles and curriculum for the UM Publishing house.  Pastor Stew has also been featured as a keynote speaker around the country for various churches and youth events.  He is currently the Chair of the Camp and Retreat Board for the Eastern PA Conference.  He is also a certified ReThink Church trainer.  Pastor Stew is very active in reaching out to and engaging the communities in which he has served.

While in Reading, he founded Non-Violence week and developed a Day Camp for children in the city of Reading.  He has also served on several community boards and is a graduate of Leadership Lebanon and Leadership Berks programs.

Pastor Stew worked in the corporate world for a time as project manager for Strategic Development for a major Pharmaceutical Distributor, working with leaders of the company to determine the future and direction of the company.

He is the father of Jamie & Toni Warner, and step-dad to Emily and Jack, and grandpa to Jadeyn.  Pastor Stew and Jennifer were married in 2009.  He enjoys kayaking, biking, and computer programming, and spending time with family.


 

Claudia Larsen

Claudia Larsen

Pastor's Administrative Assistant and Church Secretary

Claudia is a member of Holy Apostles Church in her hometown of St. Clair, where she leads Prayers of the People, and she has served as a Lay Reader, as well as volunteer with CEF in Pottsville.  Claudia is married to her husband Keld.  She also has a daughter, Christie, who is in the sixth grade and the two of them enjoy raising a variety of pets.

Wendy Campbell

Wendy Campbell

Organist / Choir Director

Wendy has been serving as the organist at our Traditional Worship Service for more than 30 years.


 

Kevin O’Brassill

Kevin O’Brassill

Contemporary Worship Leader


Kevin and his wife Denise have been married for over 30 years and they live in Lititz Pennsylvania and have 3 grown children 9 grandchildren.

Kevin’s Main goal in worship is for each individual to connect to the Father for themselves and for their relationship and maturity in Christ accordingly.

Prior to coming to Salem Kevin has been around what was then called “Jesus music”, in many capacities since the late 70’s. He has served as rhythm guitarist, and filled in as worship leader at many different church and organizations over the course his years. Additionally he has his own Christian rock band named Forgiven. They play out on the streets in Lititz and surrounding areas for who ever will have them. They have played for local community events and at churches in the area. Forgiven is a unique band that plays original songs, 70’s Jesus music and “Christianized” old rock tunes, as well as original songs.

You can check out his band online at: Forgiven and hear Kevin leading our praise team each Sunday here at Salem.

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