Salem United Methodist Church




About Us





Salem United Methodist Church





VISION STATEMENT FOR SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Adopted November 2011





Our Vision is to be a Dynamic Community
Committed to Jesus to Glorify God.





Contact Information:
Salem United Methodist Church
500 Second St.
P.O. Box 145
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Telephone: 410-957-0991
Email:
salembethanyumc@comcast.net





Office Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Closed on Holidays





Church Leadership & Representatives:





Pastor Brian Albert
Rev. Brian Albert, Pastor
Lay Leadership Committee Chair

    “GOD… Can I work for you?” That was Pastor Brian's prayer about 20 years ago after many years of frustration with the direction that the field of nursing & long-term care was headed. He was already very active in his church; singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School & Bible Studies.  And God answered his prayers with doors that kept opening so that he was able to complete the necessary requirements for seminary in one year.

     He attended the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, Pa., graduating with honors with a Master's in Divinity.  He served for ten years as a Local Pastor before accepting Ordination.   He is now in his eighteenth year of pastoral ministry.

     According to Pastor Brian, the most rewarding thing about being a Pastor is when someone he's helping “gets it”.  He often calls it the “AHA” moment.

     Pastor Brian Albert grew up in Lebanon, PA, in a family of six.  His nursing career began with training as an Army combat medic which led to an LPN & then Registered Nurse.  During his 18 years of nursing, he served in allergy clinics, orthopedics, medical intensive care & Director of Nursing of a long-term care facility.

     Pastor Brian & his wife, Barbara, & Dolly, their 5-year old English Cocker Spaniel live in Salisbury.  They also have a daughter, Gina, who is an artist. They both enjoy motorcycling & each has their own Yamaha.  Barbara's bike has an unusual paint job which is a great conversation starter in bringing the ‘Word of God’ to the people they meet.

Gloria Wilkins






Gloria Wilkins
Music Director
Debbie Baylis






Debbie Baylis

Administrative Assistant
Debbie Baylis is happy to join the office staff at Salem Bethany UM Church & began her duties as Administrative Assistant on October 13.  After serving 37 years as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools & Worcester County Board of Education Members, Debbie retired in 2013.  Currently, Debbie operates a small business as a Consultant with Premier Designs Jewelry & enjoys interacting with new friends through the home jewelry show setting.  In her spare time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and crocheting. Be sure to stop by the church office Mon-Thurs; 9:30-12 & welcome Debbie to the Salem family!
Ron Taylor






Ron Taylor

Church Council Chair


Susan Shumaker






Susan Shumaker
Recording Secretary


Jean Taylor






Jean Taylor
Finance Committee Chair




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Sidney Evans & Corrine Wall
N.O.W Coordinators


Denise Walter



Denise Walter
Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair
Denise Walter is the Chairperson of our Staff-Parish Relations Committee. She & husband, Walt, & their Jack Russell terrier, Martin, moved to Pocomoke from Lewisberry, PA. They have 2 daughters, 3 sons & 6 grandchildren. Denise really appreciates that at Salem, instead of feeling like she’s lost in the crowd, she feels like a member of the Salem family. In her spare time you can find Denise fishing.
Jim Covington & Fred Holland




Jim Covington
Fred Holland
Trustees Co-Chairpersons



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Debbie Guy
Church Council Treasurer


Barbara Browning





Barbara Browning
Lay Leader
Lay Member to Annual Conference


John Scott






John R. Scott
Choir Representative to Council


JoEllen Gladding





JoEllen Gladding
United Methodist Women President
Coleen Mister





Coleen Mister
Church Historian


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Brittany Lewis
Young Adult Representative


JoAnn Shoemaker






JoAnn Shoemaker
Salem Scholarships Committee Chair


Lynn Weidema






F. Lynn Weidema
Cemetery Committee Chair