Staff

Rev

Dave Piltz

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The formal introduction, Rev. Dave Piltz, a licensed Pastor of the United Methodist Church, commonly referred to by everyone as just Piltz has 25 years of experience of being a youth leader/director. He has 10 years of mission trip experience both domestically and internationally. And has been serving as the lead Pastor to local United Methodist Churches since 2016 and a Campus Clergy/Minister at Drexel University since 2015. He also was the EPA Conference Youth and Young Adult Coordinator since 2014.

In addition, Piltz has created and facilitated Adult Sunday School classes on Biblical Negotiation, taught youth Sunday school, created and facilitated training for youth leaders and Sunday school teachers, created and facilitated church staff training on personality styles, conflict management, emotional intelligence, interactive bible studies and strategic planning and has provided coaching to lead pastors on organizational development issues. Piltz is often a presenter at Tools for Ministry and Laity Academy.

In his non-church work, he is a specialist in instructional design, organization design and in developing interactive learning tools, simulations, training games, and unique facilitation tools and methods. Currently, he is a Marriage and Family therapist and owns M.E. Matters, LLC.

Piltz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Post-Graduate Certificate and a Specialization in Family Therapy. In addition, Dave holds certification in game design, is a master practitioner of the MBTI®, and trained in Neurofeedback. He has authored numerous articles on learning, training, game design and co-authored A Guide to Success for Technical Managers: Supervising in Research, Development, and Engineering published by John Wiley. He has completed the Eastern PA United Methodist Church Licensing School and has finished his first year of a Master of Divinity degree.

 

Now let me introduce myself informally. I am a big kid at heart – reading comic books, watching the Flash Series, and playing tabletop games. I dabble in game design and love playing games. I love laughter and have an unapparelled optimism that can be challenging for me to manage sometimes. In addition, I love deep philosophical and theological discussions that challenge the mind and soul. I am a creative individual that is always looking for the ‘and’ solution. I love working with others collaboratively but can make the tough decisions when needed.

I know there is more to me – but let’s leave that till later!

 

I look forward to meeting you. The book of Ecclesiastes begins with the question – what is the purpose of life?. (See verse 3). And it ends with, there is no answer to the question about the purpose of life, but if one follows God the journey of life is better than if one doesn’t. Life is a journey and with COVID-19, it has been a journey like none-other as it has turned the way to live upside down.




Assoc Pastor

Betty Murphy

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Associate Pastor Betty Murphy, a licensed pastor in the United Methodist Church, attended Montgomery County Community College, Temple University, and finished the Eastern PA United Methodist Church Licensing School. She and her husband of 37 years have 3 sons—2 married and one engaged. They have 3 grandchildren.

Betty is passionate about guiding people into a closer relationship with Christ, motivating everyone to read their Bibles, and encouraging everyone!

Ephesians 3:14-19
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.




Office Manager

Colleen Rodebaugh

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Colleen started working part time at St. Andrew's in January of 2014 after previous years as a stay at home Mom. She has been married to her husband, Gary, for over 20 years. They have 3 beautiful girls and live in the Warminster area. She is originally from Philadelphia and has a Bacherlor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University.




Contemporary Service Music Director

Gary GIllman

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Gary has been playing music since child hood, playing in many high school bands. He has been playing at St. Andrew's since 2011. He has been the Contemporary Music Director since September 2015

Gary is self-taught on the Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Violin, and some Piano.

Gary graduated with a B.S in Electrical Engineering for Spring Garden College, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.




Senior Choir Director

Ruth Steele

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Ruth has served as senior choir director at St. Andrew's since 2007. She directs the choir weekly from mid September through June at the 11:00am traditional service. Ruth also accompanies the junior choir, sings at weddings, and substitutes as organist when available. When the choir is off, she arranges to have special music in place of the anthem.

Previously Ruth served as director of music at her home church of Falls United Methodist from 1992-2001. Having been a member there since she was born, this was quite an honor. It was there that her love for singing for the Lord developed.  Before that, she was a soloist for the Presbyterian Church in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.

Ruth graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. After graduation she worked at a private school called “The Performing Arts School of Philadelphia” for six years as the director of music. In addition to teaching her music classes at the school, she directed the Winter & Spring Festivals, and the Musical Theater productions.

Ruth has lived in Warminster since 1996. She is married and has two children.

Psalm 89:1 “I will sing of the Lord’s Great Love Forever”




Organist

Judie Stebner

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I began the study of the Organ at the age of 12 with Ida Benton Leirer at Frankford Memorial United Methodist Church.

I won a full paid Philadelphia Board of Education Scholarship and chose to attend The Philadelphia Conservatory of Music, now The University of The Arts, where I received my Bachelor of Music Degree. I studied organ with Robert Elmore, Robert Knox Chapman and Frederick Roye.

My first job, while a student, was at The Jenkintown United Methodist Church where I assisted Dr. Lois Hedner at the Organ and with the Choirs.

When I moved to Cumberland Maryland I became the Organist/Choir Master at the Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church. While in Maryland I was elected to “Who’s Who Among Outstanding Young Women in America”.

Upon moving back to the Philadelphia area I served as Organist/Director of a graded Choir Program, singing and Hand Bells, at Jenkintown United Methodist Church, Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Langhorne United Methodist Church and Woodside Presbyterian Church.

Since 2004 I have been the Organist at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Warminster and I am the Organist for the Chapel of The Four Chaplains, where I received The Legion Of Honor Award.

I am honored to have been a member of the Board of The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

I have been the Accompanist for the Oliver Heckman Elementary School Chorus in Langhorne for 20 years and have maintained a Piano/Organ Studio since being a freshman in College.




Youth Director

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Our Youth Directorship is currently under restructuring.  Please contact the office for more information.




Sexton

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Our Sexton position is currently under restructuring.  We thank the many volunteers contributing to the wellbeing of the Church during this time.  Please contact the office for more information.




 
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