Pastor Nick Bufano was appointed to serve as pastor at Newtonville UMC on July 1, 2021. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Nick is a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster PA where he received his Doctor of Ministry in 2019 and his Master of Divinity in 2013. Nick is also a trained Spiritual Director and received his certificate in spiritual direction from the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation (Washington DC) in 2013. Nick considers it a privilege and is proud to be pastor of such a warm and welcoming congregation, where the people continually seek ways to grow deeper in their relationship with God, with each other, and with all of God’s creation. Nick is passionate about preaching and teaching, as well as discovering new ways for NUMC to reach out to the world that needs the church more than ever, and finding ways for people to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Brandon Malowski is our director of music. A music teacher at the Lisha Kill Middle School, Brandon is gifted at working with a wide range of musical abilities and interests, enjoys writing musical arrangements, and has skills with musical technology. Most of all, he brings a sense of joy to our worship.
Karin Wheatley serves as both the administrative assistant and teacher of the Newtonville Preschool. Karin has degrees in both education and music, and leads our creative and popular preschool program for children aged 3 & 4. In the afternoon she keeps things running smoothly in the church office. As a member of the congregation you're likely to see Karin on Sunday mornings.
Richard Bryant is our church sexton, caring for custodial duties and the church grounds. He lives on the property, so you're apt to see him around at various times. We appreciate Richard's gentle good humor and care for us.