Dave Dux is our Sexton and does a great job taking care of our beautiful century old bulding and grounds.  

MEET OUR STAFF

Our music director, Al Cousins, began taking piano lessons as a young child in the U.K. Along with directing our choir and children's choir, he also chairs our Vital Ministries team.  He lives in Washington with his wife Amy, and their 4 children and in his spare time rides a motorcycle and has a pilot's licence!

Our senior pastor is the Rev. Marissa van der Valk. Pastor Marissa was born and raised in California moving to New Jersey 7 years ago. Previous to moving to New Jersey, Pastor Marissa worked for 15 years as a molecular biologist. She holds degrees in Biological Sciences, Computer Information System, and has a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. She is passionate about mission and helping congregations connect with their communities. She is excited to be the pastor of Washington UMC! To contact Pastor Marissa, click here.

Our pastor emeritus is the Rev. Marilyn Balzer.  Serving the Methodist church for over 30 years, Marilyn has numerous teaching certifications.  Born and raised in Salem, Marilyn has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren!

Dave Dux is our Sexton and does a great job taking care of our beautiful century old bulding and grounds.  

Our Children's Ministries coordinator is Amy Cousins.  From Hamilton Square, NJ, Amy was a stay at home mom to 4 kids for 14 years and is now a kindergarten teacher.  

Rev. Marissa van der Valk

Rev. Marilyn Balzer

Al Cousins

Amy Cousins

Dave Dux