Staff (Page 2)

Staff (Page 2)

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.

Student Ministry Intern

Laikyn Lausch

Worship Associate

Joseph Anthony

Nursery Coordinator

Kara Schama

Director of Operations

Jeff Pijanowski

Jeff Pijanowski was born in Buffalo. He went to college at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., and the University of Houston. He spent 23 years in newspapers, most of which were at Newsday in New York where he was a News Editor and Sunday Business News Editor. There he worked on a variety of news stories including the biographies of all the Sept. 11 victims, business news, Viewpoints opinion pieces, sports, international and local news. His career in nonprofit…
Welcoming and Connections Coordinator

Michele Kassees

Communications Manager

Deb Sauders

Director of Technology Services

Steven Gardner


Sam Smith

Assistant to the Director of Care

Diane Adams

As part of Care Ministry, I enjoy helping others and living out the command to love others as Christ first loved us (John 13:34). I count it a blessing to be a part of this church staff, working to encourage and serve others in our church family and community.”   Diane is married to Dave and has two grown children, Rachel and Derek, and a son-in-law, Ben. She has been a member of HUMC since 1996. Diane has a varied…
Director of Noah’s Ark Preschool

Lynn Kurjiaka