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Pastor James has previously served as the associate pastor for Calvary Korean UMC in East Brunswick, as the senior pastor of Conklin UMC in South River, and as the Manager of Visual Arts of the Greater New Jersey Conference. His creativity and contagious passion for reaching people for Christ has helped each congregation and context discover new and exciting means for making disciples. He received his M. Div from Drew Theological School in 2014 and his B.A. from Rutgers University. He loves filmmaking, worshipping on his guitar, and hunting for a good cup of coffee. He has been married to his wife Julie since 2012, and they have two young children, Amy and Adam.


Mei-Li Chen


Mei-Li has been our organist/choir director since January 2006. She received a Bachelor's Degree (majoring in Music) in 1983 from Tunghai University, Taiwan, and a Master's Degree (double majoring in Choral Conducting and Church Music) from Westminster Choir College, New Jersey, in 1992. Mei-Li has had extensive experience directing both vocal choirs and handbell choirs at various churches in the Central New Jersey area, as well as playing the organ, piano, and harpsichord for weekly church services. Her goal is to bring together her background, experience, and music abilities to aid in worship planning and church music programs in a way that will draw congregations near to God.



Contemporary Worship Leader
Bell Choir Director

James was introduced to bells his first day at Wesley at a young age, and he hasn't been able to put them down since. James is an exciting addition to our team who brings a fresh blend of traditional and contemporary to his craft. When not leading bell choirs throughout New Jersey, James can be found playing the electric guitar and singing with bands in cool bars up and down the East Coast.




Kathy Kavka

(908) 757-2838 ext.1

Working the office since 1988, Kathy has a cheerful welcome for all who call or visit our church office. Putting together the weekly church bulletin, the monthly newsletter, and the annual church conference booklet are just a few examples of her responsibilities. In addition, she helps to keep all of us organized and on track by maintaining the church calendar. Her caring nature leads her to serve above and beyond her job description.


Rich Fulton
Internal Sexton

Rich Fulton has been a welcome member of our staff since February 1, 2013, keeping the church neat and tidy for all Sunday and special services, as well as for weddings. He keeps his eyes open for any repair or maintenance needs and reports them to the Trustees. Rich is reliable and conscientious and, at the end of his work day, enjoys looking around and seeing a clean and organized church facility.