meet our team

  • Rev. jessica Brendler Naulty

    Pastor Jessica, Senior Pastor of Clinton UMC, has a passion for helping others experience God’s love and growing into their best selves through worship, small groups, and mission. She believes we can transform the world in God’s love one heart at a time. 

    Before coming to CUMC, Pastor Jessica served as the pastor of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank. She is a graduate of Drew Theological School and a fourth-generation United Methodist pastor.

  • beth crawford

    As Executive Director of Pastoral Ministries at Clinton UMC, Beth oversees church communications and also assists with strategy and operations. Beth is excited to use her communication and management skills for Christ. Beth has worked in marketing, public relations, and management consulting. In her free time, she loves to cook and eat, read, and travel. 

  • madeja stewart

    Madeja is Clinton UMC's Director of Children's and Youth Ministry. She loves serving in a position that combines her two favorite things: young people and God. Madeja has worked for Americorps, in schools, and in other nonprofit settings. She's into watching true crime and scary movies, reading and writing, cooking and being outdoors. Her dog, Michael Scott, is everything to her. 

  • Eric and erica rasmussen

    Eric and Erica serve as our Digital Ministry Coordinators. [BIO information here]

  • sandi graham

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  • Karl Dietel

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  • heather Schweitzer

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  • rose leonard

    Rose Leonard is CUMC's Bookkeeper/Accountant. She graduated with a double major in Marketing and Accounting and has worked for large corporations in various industries. Rose became an independent accounting consultant so she can visit her four grown children and new granddaughter, who are scattered across the country. Besides traveling, she  loves the outdoors, gardening, and taking her German shepherds for long walks. 

  • elaine Peete

    Elaine Peete is lead volunteer at the North Hunterdon Thrift Store, which offers high-quality, reasonably priced clothing and home goods. Elaine and her husband Dick have been members of Clinton UMC for 40 years. Elaine has served in many capacities, from Sunday School teacher to Lay Leader. Elaine loves to travel and has been blessed to be able visit many different countries with her husband, and some with children and grandchildren. She loves to work with children and tutors young people in math skills. 

  • donna sims

    Donna Sims, our custodian, is a mother of four and a stand-in mother of three. In addition to keeping the church clean and well-maintained, Donna volunteers at the North Hunterdon Thrift Shop. She also volunteers with Clinton UMC's Kids' Camp in the summer. Donna enjoys putting her passion for helping others into practice. Donna likes reading, going to the movies, and spending quality time with family. Known for her kind heart, quirky sense of humor, and love of butterflies, she puts God, friends, and family above all else in life.