Minister of Preaching, Worship and Leadership Development
Executive Director, Feed Truck Ministries, Inc.
Jessica Winderweedle serves as one of KUMC’s co-ministers, where she gets to spend time developing leaders and cultivating the worship life of our congregation. Jessica is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Princeton Theological Seminary, but she also received a wealth of education in business management and community involvement during her decade-long career opening and operating coffee shops.
When she wasn’t caffeinating the masses, Jessica popped up in all sorts of ministry roles, from church pianist to youth ministry associate to small group leader. Since early 2014, she has served as the executive director of Feed Truck Ministries, Inc., the organization that operates KUMC’s primary outreach vehicle, The Feed Truck (www.thefeedtruck.org).
Jessica (who would probably prefer that you call her Jess) enjoys writing stuff, banging on drums, eating breakfast at any time of the day, and hiking through the streets of New York City every chance she gets, particularly alongside her wife, Melissa.
Minister of New Disciples and Community Outreach
As the congregation’s primary shepherd of new disciples and steward of Kingston UMC’s community outreach, Werner is is primarily responsible for igniting our congregation’s imagination around Christian witness with new disciples and our surrounding community.
Werner is a Guatemalan immigrant who grew up in the hood of Long Beach, CA. He did not get into too much trouble and stayed off the streets because he has amazing parents who took him to church, and got him cable television and a guitar. He is in his second year at Princeton Theological Seminary where he is pursuing a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Youth Ministry. Prior to seminary Werner received a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Azusa Pacific University in 2009, and was the Director of Student Ministries at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in California.
Coordinating Pastor & Sacramental Elder
The Rev. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean serves as the coordinating pastor of Kingston United Methodist Church, overseeing the pastoral intern partnership between KUMC, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. She teaches practical theology and youth/young adult ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary, and is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. She writes widely on young people and the church, including Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church (Oxford) and The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul-Tending in Youth Ministry (with Ron Foster, Upper Room).
Minister of Communication and Development
Leanne Ketcham serves as minister of connection and development at KUMC, helping any and all people find where they fit in this flock of sheep. She is a midwest transplant to the Garden State by way of Colorado, and is torn between which is better: the Rocky Mountains or the beach. Leanne is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and a current student at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an ordained pastor in good standing with The Wesleyan Church. When not at KUMC, Leanne can be found thrift shopping, exploring the East coast with her husband Andrew, and taking too many pictures of their sweet golden doodle fur-child.
Director of Worship and Arts Ministries
Bio coming soon!
Director of Children’s Ministries and Community Life
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