Pastor Stew Warner


Pastor Warner began serving Salem UMC 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 Warner 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 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 commitment to Christian Camping. He is a certified Re Think Church trainer. Pastor Warner 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 a 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.