Our Staff

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Rev.Dr.Truman Brooks III

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor Truman Brooks oversees the spiritual life and mission of the church. His passions are preaching, teaching, visioning, and attending to pastoral care.

 

Pastor Brooks graduated from Lebanon Valley College (BA in Psychology and Religion), Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div.), the Marriage Council of Philadelphia (presently called the Council for Relationships) with a certificate in Marriage, Family, and Sex Therapy, and Palmer Seminary (D.Min.).

 

Truman has served as a United Methodist Pastor for over 30 years all around the Philadelphia Area- the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Lansdale, and now West Chester.

 

He has served as an adjunct professor at Palmer Seminary and Wesley Seminary and taught pastoral care, leadership, and worship courses in the Eastern PA Conference Local Pastor's School and in Kenya. Truman has served on several local boards for service organizations in his communities and helped out with community theater. He has also volunteered for one week a year at summer camp as a director or counselor for over 30 years.

 

As for his personal interests, Truman loves singing and playing guitar, skiing, biking, hiking, and all Philly sports. He loves being a husband, father, and supportive member of the community.

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Molly Dee Rounsley

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor Rounsley is responsible for planning and organizing ministries to help adults celebrate, connect with, develop in, serve in and share their faith.

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of General Studies in Religion. She attended Claremont School of Theology and Princeton Theological Seminary. Originally from Ohio, she has lived in Michigan, Los Angeles, Delaware, Arkansas, Germany and Pennsylvania.

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Sue Haugh

Office Administrator

Office Administrator

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Mike Muzzo

Music Director

Minister of Worship and Music. Mike Muzzo is currently the Minister of Worship and Music at The United Methodist Church of West Chester in West Chester, Pennsylvania where he coordinates the worship and music ministry programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and a Master of Music Degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Mike has 32 years of full-time church music experience working with children, youth, adult and handbell choirs. He has also served churches in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and Roswell, Georgia.

Mike's wife, Grace, is the director of choral activities at the York College of PA. His daughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, Mike, live in center city, Philadelphia and his son, Paul lives in Exton, PA.  Mike enjoys running, biking, working out, and outdoor activities.

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Cory Smith

Youth Pastor / Praise Team Leader

Cory is responsible for planning and organizing ministries to help youth celebrate, connect with, develop in, serve in and share their faith. Cory also directs the Praise Team singers and instrumentalists for the 11am New Traditions Service.

It was the summer between middle and high school in Yorktown, VA, when Cory, who was raised Catholic, was at a Baptist church camp with some friends, responded to the Gospel by deciding to accept the gift of God's grace and begin a new life of following Jesus. After participating in various church youth groups and Young Life in high school, Cory went to the University of Pittsburgh, where through his involvement with a primarily Presbyterian campus ministry, he believes God called him into youth ministry. After few years as a youth ministry intern, he went part-time, then full-time at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sewickely, PA. After about five years there, God and family led him east and Cory has been with us here at UMCWC since 2006.

Cory is married to Angela and they have three boys, Simeon, Ezekiel, and Gabriel. They enjoy being active, especially playing sports, games and Legos. He hates mayonnaise.

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Allen Keller

Deacon

Allen Keller is our Deacon working primarily with college age groups and young adults

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Kelly Lynn

Children's Ministries

Coordinator of Children and Young Families Ministry. Kelly oversees all church functions involving infants through Grade 5. She is responsible for planning and organizing ministries to help children celebrate, connect with, develop in, serve in and share their faith. Areas of responsibility include the Nursery, Caregivers, Sunday School, Kids' Church, Sprouts, Vacation Bible School and many other special events.

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Bill Johnston

Business and Property Management

Business and Property Management

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Bob Wilcox

Finance

Finance

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Lauren Mieswinkel

Visitation Pastor

Visitation Pastor

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Steve Campitelli

Organist

Stephen Campitelli is the organist for 8:45 worship and is the accompanist for Chancel Choir, Cross Connection, and Men’s Ensemble. He is also the organist for the 11:00 Sunday chapel service at Good Samaritan Church in Paoli, PA.

 

Mr. Campitelli received his Master of Music from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and is a past first prize winner for Pennsylvania in the National Music Teachers Association's Collegiate Artist Competition. He is a piano faculty member at Immaculata University and maintains an active performing, accompanying, and teaching schedule.

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Kay McCoy

Parish Nurse

Parish Nurse

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Luanne Sims

Website

Website

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129 S. High Street, West Chester, PA 19382    610-692-5190