Rev. Dr. Michael Harriott
Pastor Mike’s involvement in community outreach and leadership development began when he was a sophomore in college when he led a Mission Team to Trinidad, Tobago and St. Vincent. Pastor Mike is skilled in mediation and conciliation, trained by the Superior Court of New Jersey to provide these skills as a volunteer in the Municipal Courts of Newark and Irvington, NJ. He partnered with the United Methodist Homes of NJ to build a six million dollar ($6,000,000) affordable, four-story, 48-unit Senior Citizen Housing Complex in Montclair, New Jersey and served as its president for 10 years, stepping down to assume his ministerial duties in Woodbury.
Pastor Mike has served three United Methodist Churches in New Jersey: Mt. Zion-Wesley UM Church in Deptford, 1982-1984; Asbury UM Church in Atlantic City, 1984-1992 and St. Mark’s UM Church in Montclair, NJ, 1992-2010. He served as the Conference Secretary of the Greater New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church 2000-2012. More...
Director of Music
Brett Pardue, appointed to the Voice Faculty of Lehigh University in 2016 as the Sametz Artist-in-Residence, has served as a church musician for as long as he can remember. Brett grew up in the Pentecostal tradition in his hometown of Elkin, NC, and began singing in Jonesville Pentecostal Holiness Church at the age of four. He is a graduate of Mars Hill University, a private, Baptist liberal-arts school, and of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, where he received his Master of Music degree, magna cum laude. Brett is a member of the American Guild of Organists, and has served in various capacities as Music Associate for congregations in North Carolina, Georgia, and, most recently, as Minister of Music for First United Methodist Church in Media, Pennsylvania, where he directed and led the initiative to install a blended service featuring music from Händel to Hillsong to Gospel favorites.
As a performer, Brett has been praised by Opera Lively as "a name to be followed," with performances at Carnegie Hall (Soloist, New York Lyric Opera), the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and Westminster Choir College, as well as Cincinnati, Tri-Cities (forthcoming), Asheville Lyric, Charlottesville (Ash Lawn), and Capitol City opera companies.
On music ministry at Kemble... "Our talents are God's gift to us—what we do with those talents, our gift to God... what better way to serve than through the worship of the Almighty! In Kemble's mission statement, we affirm that we will offer "hope and support to make a difference in the world," and I believe wholeheartedly in serving this Church and its mission as my own."
Diana (Dee) Ballistreri brings with her more than 35 years experience in corporate America and in non-profit organizations. She worked as a Senior Vice President for RBS Citizens Bank, as a Vice President for GE Capital, and served as a volunteer to the American Red Cross. She is skilled in project management as well as in providing organizational and office support for non-profit groups. Dee has six grandchildren.
Director of Parent’s Time Out Pre-School
Normajean has been with Parent's Time Out for ten years. She started out as a pre-school teacher, and took over as program director six years ago. A few years earlier, her daughter attended PTO, and was so impressed with the program, she happily agreed to join the team. Normajean is married to Scott, They have two children, Ryan and Jessica, and they also have two beautiful granddaughters, Hailey and Hayden.
A retired nurse, Connie brings a wealth of experience to her job caring for our littlest Christians. Moms and Dads can relax and enjoy Sunday services, knowing their child is under Connie's watchful eye.