MEET THE SALEM STAFF
Transforming Lives Through Christ (TLC)
Sharing, Serving, Worshiping, Nurturing
Rev. Stacy Gonzalez
Rev. Stacy Gonzalez started as Pastor here at Salem United Methodist Church beginning July 1, 2021. Pastor Gonzalez, her husband, and their two children moved here from Tennessee where she attended Seminary. Pastor Gonzalez is originally from Boyertown, PA and still has some family that currently reside there. Pastor Gonzalez has created growth, vision, and rejuvenated many of our family programs! Remember to offer God’s love and grace to Pastor Gonzalez and her family as they continue to settle into life in our community. "I look forward to meeting you all and strengthening our relationship together and with God! Let's chat over a cup of coffee or after worship on Sunday."
Hayley has been the Administrative Assistant / Secretary here at Salem since Feb. 2018. She is a local resident of Schuylkill County. Hayley is creative in and outside of work. When she isn't working in the office her hobbies include drawing and painting, reading, or spending time with friends and family. "I have been drawing since I was little, and I am mainly a self-taught artist. I also enjoy volunteering at local businesses, or contributing time at events within the community. I try to bring artistic qualities into my daily life wherever I am. I enjoy working at Salem UMC and being surrounded by caring loving people."
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 - Closed
TUES - 9 AM to 2 PM
WED - 9 AM to 2 PM
THUR - 9 AM to 2 PM
FRI - 9 AM to 1 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: Tues, Wed & Thurs 9am-2pm; Fri 9am-1pm
Servants / Ministers – People of God
Bishop John Schol EPAC
District Superintendent – Rev. Hun Ju Lee (North District)
Senior Pastor – Rev. Stacy Gonzalez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Servant Ministers:
Brenda Binns/ Denny Booher/
Kathi Street / Tom Boussum (Emeritus)
Sharon Burkhardt – Treasurer
Hayley Stokes– Administrative Assistant
Wendy Campbell – Organist/Choir Director
Kevin O’Brassill – Contemporary Worship Leader
Angie Brish/ Lynn Nickels