Rev. Allan K. Brooks comes to Baldwin Community United Methodist Church as our Senior Pastor from serving on the staff of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference as the Children, Youth and Young Adult Coordinator. He has worked with Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar to strengthen ministries with young people across the Greater New Jersey Conference, enable the conference and churches to implement a Safe Sanctuaries policy, helped to re-structure the camping ministry and served as a church consultant.
Prior to this Allan served churches in our Western PA Conference for twenty years. He served in Pittsburgh, Warren, Fredonia/Big Bend, Johnstown and Crafton. Allan has also served at the historic Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in Ocean Grove, NJ. There he re-vitalized existing young people's ministries supervised a summer staff of more than 40 persons and help create new ministries such as Family Beach Festivals with up to 3,500 in attendance, "Missions 101" for youth and produced Christian Concerts in a 5,000 seat venue.
Allan comes to us with his wife Cheryl and two daughters Carly, 13 and Maggie, 12 plus a dog, Sunny and a cat, Jersey Girl. Cheryl has worked as a Mental Retardation case-worker, an Early-Intervention specialist and is currently employed as a teaching assistant with autistic children. Carly and Maggie both play in the band, and Maggie plays field hockey at their current school. The Brooks family is excited about coming home, making friends and being in ministry with the variety of people at Baldwin Community.
Allan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Theatre and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with Master of Divinity. He is an elder in the Western PA Conference.
Jeffrey St. Clair, Associate Pastor, joined the staff of BCUMC July 1, 2006. Rev. St. Clair is 32 years old and brings a wealth of experiences which include public school teaching. Rev. St. Clair graduated from California University of PA in 1997 with a BS Ed. in Elementary/Special Education and then went on to teach 1st grade in West Palm Beach, FL and then middle school emotional support in Williamsport, MD. In the spring of 1999, Rev. St. Clair received his calling from the Lord to go into Pastoral Ministry. In 2003, Rev. St. Clair received his Masters of Divinity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and in 2006 was ordained an elder in The Western PA Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Rev. St. Clair's spiritual gifts are administration, shepherding, visionary, evangelism, teacher and pastor. Jeff also has a vision for outreach and mission, serving as a Conference Facilitator for Igniting Ministries and in recent years, taken multiple mission trips to places like Santiago, Dominican Republic and Nogales, Mexico. ÊPrior to coming to Baldwin Community Methodist Church, Jeff served at Speers/Dunlevy from 1999-2003 and at Harrisville UMC from 2003-2006.
The son of a United Methodist pastor, Jeff has experienced the church from both sides of the parsonage life. Jeff is married to his wife Jennifer and are blessed with three wonderful children; Aaron, Alayna and Abigail. Rev. St. Clair's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Anne Lamb, Director of Christian Education, joined the staff of BCUMC in October 2005. Beth earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Edinboro State College in 1974. She is a native of Pittsburgh and an active member of her church, serving in all areas of their Christian Education program. Her work experience includes customer service, secretary, and computers. Beth is excited to see what God has in mind for the family of God here at BCUMC. Email: email@example.com.
Carol Barringer, Director of BCUMC Preschool since May of 2006, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Child Development. After graduating from school she worked at the NAEYC accredited program at Carnegie Mellon University. While raising her children she began to teach preschool at Westminster Nursery School and soon became Director of the Childcare Center and the NAEYC accredited Nursery School at Westminster. Carol is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children. Carol grew up in the South Hills and resides in Mt. Lebanon with her husband Bill and three children. She is excited to be a member of the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church Staff family and is looking forward to continue providing a quality Preschool program. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dale Crowley, Business Administrator has many years of experience as an accountant, controller and billing supervisor. He is a veteran of the US Army and served as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He earned double BA degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Thiel College. Dale and his wife, Carol reside in Mt. Lebanon. Dale can be reached at the church office, Monday through Thursday at 412/882-9300 or by email: email@example.com.
Support Staff Members
Susie Root, Administrative Coordinator
Carol D'Abruzzo, Administrative Assitant
Bonnie Deal, Visitor Coordinator
Glenn Veatch, Bob Lee, Bob Katchmar, Custodians