Executive Director, Feed Truck Ministries, Inc.
Jessica Winderweedle serves as one of KUMC’s co-ministers, where she gets to spend time developing leaders and cultivating the worship life of our congregation. Jessica is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Princeton Theological Seminary, but she also received a wealth of education in business management and community involvement during her decade-long career opening and operating coffee shops.
When she wasn’t caffeinating the masses, Jessica popped up in all sorts of ministry roles, from church pianist to youth ministry associate to small group leader. Since early 2014, she has served as the executive director of Feed Truck Ministries, Inc., the organization that operates KUMC’s primary outreach vehicle, The Feed Truck (www.thefeedtruck.org).
Jessica (who would probably prefer that you call her Jess) enjoys writing stuff, banging on drums, eating breakfast at any time of the day, and hiking through the streets of New York City every chance she gets, particularly alongside her wife, Melissa.
Minister of Discipleship and Christian Formation
Danny’s focus in his role at KUMC is deepening the congregation’s communal life and widening its welcome as a home for everyone. A child of Egyptian immigrants, Danny grew up in Oregon before finally finding the sun in California, where he went to Pomona College. He is currently in his third year of a dual degree at Princeton Seminary. Danny will drop just about anything to play soccer, to eat dessert, or to hear you share your story.
Director of Children’s Ministries and Community Life
Annie serves as the director of children’s ministry and community life at KUMC helping children of all ages experience God’s love. Before finding her way to New Jersey, Annie grew up at summer camps in East Tennessee where her dad, an ordained United Methodist Minister, served as camp director. During college, she became involved
with her campus’ Bonner Leader Program which ultimately brought her to the Princeton area to work. In 2014, Annie moved from Princeton to Kingston and joined KUMC as a way get to know her new community and feed more sheep.
Meredith is in their fourth year at Princeton Theological Seminary. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Meredith went on to attend Samford University in Birmingham, AL where they studied Religion and Spanish. After graduation, Meredith moved to San Antonio, Texas for a volunteer service year of rich Spanish-speaking culture and endless, delicious tacos. Meredith now lives in Princeton, NJ and enjoys good food, making music and spending time outdoors.
Meet our 2017-2018 seminary interns!
Part of KUMC’s mission to Feed More Sheep is to provide leadership and training opportunities for seminary students preparing to serve beyond our congregation. Our cohort of seminary interns take on leadership positions within our congregation, opportunities for preaching and leading worship, and meet regularly for theological reflection.
Rachel Callender is a Master of Divinity candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. She has a BFA in Theatre Performance and is an alumni of the Performing Arts Academy of Ocean County. She recently worked as the Children’s Education Director at Princeton UMC and is an Exploring Candidate for Ordination in Greater New Jersey.
Ashley grew up in small town in East Texas, and before her time as Princeton Theological Seminary she attended the University of North Texas where she attained her degree in Social Work. Directly following college she served three years in Student Ministry at Coppell United Methodist Church. She is currently a Certified Candidate on the Deacon track in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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Rachel is a Florida girl, born and raised! She and her husband Jacob grew up near Indian Rocks Beach where they fell in love and share many memories from their years in youth group together. Before arriving in Princeton, Rachel graduated from Flagler College, in North FL, where she studied Religion/Philosophy and Youth Ministry. While studying at the seminary, she will be pursuing ordination with the UMC. She loves dogs, making people laugh, being outdoors, and sharing time with others, gathered around the table (especially when there’s FOOD!)