Rev. Stew Warner
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.
Pastor Stew 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. He has been featured as a keynote speaker around the country for various churches and youth events. He served as both a member and then Chair of the Camp and Retreat Board for the Eastern PA Conference and has a strong belief in and commitment to Christian Camping. He is a certified ReThink Church trainer. Pastor Stew is very active in reaching out to and engaging the communities in which he serves.
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. He 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 two daughters, Jamie & Toni. He also loves being Abuello (grandpa) to three grandchildren. He is an avid photographer and enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, riding his motorcycle, computer programming, and spending time with family and friends.
Hayley is a resident born and raised in Schuylkill County and a graduate of Blue Mountain School District. Also a local studio artist at the Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill Haven, PA and an active volunteer at the Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library.
Organist / Choir Director
Wendy is a retired school teacher. She has been serving as the organist at our Traditional Worship Service for more than 30 years.
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.