MEET THE SALEM STAFF
Transforming Lives Through Christ (TLC)
Sharing, Serving, Worshiping, Nurturing
Rev. Dr. ShinAe Kim
Emily is new here as the Administrative Assistant / Secretary at Salem since Oct. 2023. She is a local resident of Orwigsburg, and a college student who commutes to Penn State Berks. When she isn't working in the office, her hobbies include writing, reading, and spending time with friends and family, including her dog, Sheldon. "I really enjoy creative writing, and I am eager to extend my creative abilities into making fun and beautiful presentations for the congregation at Salem to enjoy. As a college student, I am excited to work in an office environment that will prepare me for my future career. I am thrilled to be a part of this community and am grateful for the warm welcome!"
Contemporary Music Worship Leader
Kevin O’Brassill has been at Salem since around 2015. Kevin himself plays casually as well as leads our Praise Band during morning worship services. Kevin is well versed in Contemporary Christian Music.
He has played as a rhythm guitarist and/or filled in as worship leader at different churches and organizations in Lancaster County, PA area and will continue too as time allows. In addition, Kevin is part of a Christian Rock Band named “Forgiven”. "My main goal in worship is for each individual to connect to the Father for themselves, and for their relationship to mature with Christ accordingly."
Traditional Music Worship Leader
Wendy Campbell has been with Salem UMC for 40(+) years. Wendy oversees our traditional hymns as well as lead the Senior Choir. She has been the church organist at Salem for 40(+) years. Wendy taught at Tri-Valley elementary school for 38 years and is now enjoying retirement. "I love spending time with my family and friends especially my three grandsons. I enjoy worshipping with my church friends and family!"
Lynn Nickels is one of our two Nursery Attendants. Lynn works alongside her daughter, Angie Brish as Salem’s Nursery Attendant to help supervise infants / toddlers in the nursery. Lynn joined the Salem Staff Team in September 2020. Lynn has been an upstanding member here at Salem UMC for many years. In years past Lynn helped previous Pastors as a Confirmation Camp Counselor. Lynn is also involved in many other activities here at church year-round. "We believe every child can experience the wonderful love of God through the nursery ministry."
Angela Brish is one of our two Nursery Attendants. Angie works alongside her mother, Lynn Nickels as Salem’s Nursery Attendant to help supervise infants / toddlers in the nursery. Angela Brish has worked in the nursery at Salem United Methodist Church for over 3 years. Angie has many years of experience caring for others and children. "My hobbies include spending time with my children. I enjoy watching them play sports and learning how to play musical instruments. In my spare time I like to craft it and bake specialty cakes for my kids birthday's and different events."
How Can We Help You?
The Salem UM Church staff are servant leaders of the church. Our staff team is organized around worship and ministry areas, daily office duties, and leading. Not only do we have amazing staff but we have wonderful volunteers who help out on a frequent basis. All of our staff members and our volunteers have their required background clearances and safe sanctuary training. At Salem our staff and volunteers are happy to help you! Our staff diligently serves the needs of the church and those in the congregation. Please feel free to contact staff members using their email addresses. If you have a question and don't know exactly who to contact, use our general contact form below and we'll get your email to the right person. Let us know how we can help serve you and your family.
Regular office Hours
Holidays and Inclement Weather may affect these hours.
MON - 1 PM to 5 PM
TUES - Closed
WED - 1 PM to 5 PM
THUR - 8 AM to 12 NOON
FRI - 10 AM to 2 PM
Salem United Methodist Church
Transforming Lives Through Christ (TLC) Sharing, Serving, Worshiping, Nurturing
133 South Liberty Street • Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Email: office@SalemUM.com • www.SalemUM.com
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 1pm-5pm; Thurs 8am-12 noon; Fri 10am-2pm
Servants / Ministers – People of God
Bishop John Schol EPAC
District Superintendent – Rev. Hun Ju Lee (North District)
Senior Pastor – Rev. Dr. Shin Ae Kim
Christ Servant Ministers:
Brenda Binns / Denny Booher /
Kathi Street / Tom Boussum (Emeritus)
Sharon Burkhardt – Treasurer
Emily Jones – Administrative Assistant
Wendy Campbell – Organist/Choir Director
Kevin O’Brassill – Contemporary Worship Leader
Angie Brish / Lynn Nickels