Bill was born and raised in a suburb of New York City and was a school teacher in that area for ten years before he went into the ministry. His wife Patti and he have been married for almost 36 years.
They discovered the Eastern Shore in 1989 when he began attending Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. At the same time he started serving as a Student Pastor for churches located in Nanticoke, Bivalve, and Tyaskin.
From there it was on to Salisbury where he served as the Associate Pastor at Trinity UMC. In the year 2000 they moved to Wilmington and Richardson Park UMC.
In 2008 he was appointed to serve here at a church called Christ and what a joy and a privilege it has been. He feels that this is such a dynamic congregation filled with people who are energetic and enthusiastic. They really do embody our mission statement “Helping people relate to God in a life changing way.”
Appointed Caring Minister in August 2015, Pastor Tom has been a Methodist minister for many years, and, at one time, he was our District Superintendent. He and his wife, Karen, have been attending our services for quite some time now and will continue alternating services.
He graduated college from OWU in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in pastor and youth ministry. Has served in youth ministry for 10 years working in Wesleyan church for the past 8 years.
Pastor Tom joined us in 2014 as a staff pastor to work with youth and young adults. His wife Sheryl helps out with the youth and works in the Laurel school district. They have a daughter named Kate, who is two.
Associate Pastor (Part-Time)
Pastor Kevin comes to us with seventeen years of experience in a variety of ministry settings. Currently, he is serving two churches, in Hurlock, Maryland. Kevin also served with Rev. Duncan as the Associate Pastor at Bethel UMC, in Lewes, Delaware.
Among his many gifts, Pastor Kevin has experience with, and a passion for, small group ministry. Working with a team of volunteers, he will provide leadership for Crossroad Connections.
Pastor Kevin also has a real heart for missions. Throughout his
time in ministry, he has led both youth and adults on mission trips.
He has also developed and organized outreach missions in the local
communities he has served
Director of Administrative Services
Tom Robinson is the Director of Administrative Services for Christ UM Church and is primarily responsible to serve and assist the Pastor and church committees in all areas of church administration. He serves as a member of the Church Council and Finance Committee. He is also Director of Technical Ministries and teaches an adult Sunday School class.
Tom is a business owner (Robinson & Harrison Poultry) and is the President of Community Players of Salisbury.
He is married to Susan Robinson and has five daughters, two granddaughters, and one grandson.
Shelly Culver says working for our church doesn’t feel like work at all, because everyone has been so gracious and most helpful. She is very grateful for the opportunity, and we are blessed to have her on board!
The mother of two — Leigha, 11 and Gavin, 9 — she spends most of her free time traveling with them to competitive baseball and dance competitions.
All three love the beach, camping, and movie nights at home.
Shelly makes it a point to have Sunday family dinners — a time to come together and go over weekly events, thoughts, and feelings — as their schedule is so busy during the week. They are also joined at dinner by the last member of their family, Bells, the cat!
If you are at church during the week, stop by and introduce yourself to Shelly!
Gayle was born and raised on Tylerton, Smith Island. She has been attending CUMC since 1995. She has worked for Blind Industries and Services of MD for 17 years.
Gayle feels that the Nursery is one of the most vital ministries at any church.