Meet the staff of Hempfield UMC

Our staff consists of our pastoral team, worship and ministry directors, youth and children’s ministries leaders, our pre-school leaders and teachers, and operational personnel.

Our staff comes from a variety of backgrounds, but all are called to teach and lead our community to know Jesus Christ and raise up generations of new disciples.

Leadership teams at HUMC consist of members of Hempfield UMC who have been called and have volunteered to serve in various capacities. Get to know who represents our church on our leadership teams here.

Lead Pastor

Rev. John Longmire

I am daily amazed at the beauty and transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. God draws us day-by-day into a deeper relationship, loving us unconditionally, giving us daily grace, and showing us new ways of living. Every day is an adventure to see what God has in store! It is a great privilege to serve such an excellent church of devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Hempfield is a church that is passionately devoted to making disciples of Jesus…
Associate Pastor / Director of Online Ministries

Pastor (Rev.) Kevin Kresge

I absolutely love serving at Hempfield. It’s an honor to be able to serve at a church where I’m also a member of the local community. My goal as a pastor has always been to lead God’s people in a direction that causes them to grow and become disciples. Growth is not always the comfortable or easy path. Usually it involved some challenges and frustration, but it’s what God calls us up to as we become part of His story.…
Pastor for Senior Adults

Rev. Dr. Ed Barlow

Director of Worship

Jon Knauss

Director of Care & Minister of Visitation

Joyce Young

“As Christians, God has given us a special mission. That mission is to love others just as God himself loves us. We become His voice, His hands, His feet and His heart to those who are suffering. Times of suffering call for the best we can bring in hope and in compassion. As a community of believers, we are empowered to offer God’s comfort to all who need it. As we model the life of Christ in ministry to others,…
Deacon & Minister of Spiritual Care

Brenda Coffin

“I am passionate about positioning God’s people for His transformational healing, wholeness, and freedom. I try to live by my favorite life verse:” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5 Brenda Coffin, is a licensed Therapist, Professional Certified Coach, and Spiritual Director. Brenda earned a Masters of Social Science degree from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work…
Coordinator For Elementary Children’s And Family Ministry

Nancy Herman

Coordinator for Preschool Ministries

Wendy Matchett

Welcoming and Connections Coordinator

Michele Kassees

Senior High Youth Director

Stacy Knight