Rev. Janice A. Puliti
Pastor Janice is the Lead Pastor at St. John’s. She was appointed in 2001 as Associate Pastor and re-appointed in 2008 to serve as Lead Pastor. She is a graduate of Neumann College (B.S.N.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.N.) and served as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in both clinics and hospice settings before responding to God’s call to ordained ministry. Janice received her M.Div. from Palmer Seminary and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She has two children, Christopher (who is deceased) and Allison, who lives in Delaware County. Janice loves to spend time with her grandchildren, and also with her two shelties! She feels especially blessed to be serving St. John’s and the surrounding community, and believes that we truly are a church family of “Open Arms and Serving Hands, Transforming Lives Through Christ.”
Rev. James MacMain
Pastor Jim is a graduate of Temple University (B.S. in Education) and Crozier Theological Seminary (M.Div. & also a Masters in Religious Education) and Eastern Baptist Seminary (D.Min.). He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and serves, in retirement, as St. John’s part-time Pastor of Visitation. He loves to visit people, to teach, and to preach!
Mrs. Alison Beal
Director of Lay Ministries
Alison has been a member for over 22 years and on staff over 15 years. She is an Elizabethtown College graduate with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She and her husband, Wayne, have been married for 32 years and have three sons, Brian, Kevin and Christopher. Volunteering at St. John’s became a part time staff position and eventually full time. She is passionate about creating a variety of opportunities where people can share their gifts and grow in their relationship with God.
Mr. David Bigam
Youth Director and Outreach
David has been a member of St. John’s for nearly 20 years. Before taking over as the youth director in August of 2010, David was a welder/machinist for 30 years, also serving 9 years in the Pa. National Guard. David and his wife Carol taught children’s Sunday school, where Carol still helps out. His goal is to build an atmosphere for the youth to feel safe and to help show them their purpose with God. He has 2 grown children, Katie and Dale and loves to sing Christmas carols all year long.
Mr. Roy Nelson
Director of Music Ministries
Roy Nelson has served as Director of Music Ministries for 26 years at St. John’s. He directs our Four Vocal and Four Handbell Choirs. In addition to directing at St. John’s, Roy has served as music director in the Neshaminy School District for 33 years, and was Vocal Music Director at Villa Joseph Marie High School for 5 years. He also directs our Summer Music Camp, Festival of Carols and Broadway Night.
Mr. Scott Richardson
Praise and Worship Team Leader
A life-long Christian and musician, Scott joined our church in 2003 after a move from Houston, Texas. Long active in church lay leadership positions and our praise band, he was brought on staff in 2012. His education background includes masters degrees in Psychology (MA) and HR (MS) from Houston Baptist University, and a BS degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Mr. Brian Barber
Mrs. Ruth Portzline
Director of Community Outreach.
Ruth moved to our area from West Virginia in June of 2011 to be closer to her daughter/son-in-law and three beautiful granddaughters! Before moving here, she held various positions in her local United Methodist church, was active on the District and Conference level, and was the director of the Fayetteville Food Pantry. In addition, Ruth was certified as a Lay Speaker and served as Lay Pastor of Harvey Chapel United Methodist Church, a small congregation where she preached and led worship each Sunday, provided pastoral care and did other pastoral duties. She is currently a Christ Servant Minister in our Conference. She is passionate about reaching out, sharing the Gospel, and helping people find new life in Christ!
Ms. Alissa Coapman
Assistant Director of Music Ministries
Mrs. Carole Diemer
Mrs. Carolyn Mooney
Mr. Robert Bross
Mr. William Dick