November 2017  
Upcoming Events


AA Meeting
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fellowship Hal
Scouts Pinewood Derby
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
AA Meeting
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Asbury Room


8:00 AM Church Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
11:00 AM Church Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cub Scouts
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Cub Scouts
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Asbury Room
Thanks and Giving
4:00 PM
Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church
Cherub/Children's Choir Outreach
4:15 PM
Household of Angels, Severna Park


Cherub Choir
3:00 PM
Children's Choir
3:45 PM
ACCPC Board Meeting
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets in the Hathorne Room
NA Meeting
7:30 PM


Boy Scouts
6:30 PM
Fellowship Hall
Bible Study
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hathorne Room


AA Meeting
7:30 PM
Asbury Room
7:30 PM
Bible Search
Staff and Officers
Lead Pastor

Jennifer Karsner

Send Email

Rev. Jennifer Karsner is the daughter of career army officers, who lived all over the U.S. growing up. She earned her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland College Park (2004) and her Masters of Divinity (2007) from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. During her time at college Rev. Jen was a Peer Minister with the Wesley Foundation. She volunteered in Christian Ministry of the National Parks, working in Grand Teton National Park, planning and leading weekly worship services for park employees and guests. Rev. Jen has traveled in Israel and Jordan, visiting historic Biblical sites and participating in an archeological dig exploring how material objects from Biblical times inform faith. Rev. Jen interned at Glen Mar UMC during seminary. Rev. Jen served for six years as the Associate Pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, Maryland, and recently completed the Lewis Fellows Program at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.  She is a representative on the Young Adult Council of the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is married to Scott Karsner. They have a 5 year old son, Peter; 2 year old, daughter Grace and 1 year old son, Mark. The Karsner family is excited to be a part of the Asbury UMC community!

Choir Director

Debra Kampsen

Send Email

Youth Director

Scott Karsner

Send Email

Scott Karsner grew up in Voorhees, NJ. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees (2007) from Catholic University in Washington DC and is a Registered Architect in the State of Maryland. During his time in college Scott was a Peer Minister and choir director with the Wesley Foundation at the University of Maryland.  Scott has volunteered on the Faculty and Board of Directors for the Interdenominational Young People’s Conference (IYPC) since 2004. IYPC is a non-profit organization that hosts a Christian conference for high school students one week during the summer in the Pocono Mountains. The primary emphasis is for youth to know and serve Jesus Christ. At IYPC, Scott has lead classes, evening programs, small groups and played in the worship band.  Scott previously has volunteered at Calvary UMC in Mt Airy MD with the youth group for 6 years where he taught bible lessons, was a confirmation mentor, planned and attended outreach activities, lead and attended weekend retreats. At Calvary UMC Scott also participated in the Praise Band, led College Age Bible Study, and took Disciple 1. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and children, camping and attending Maryland Football games. Go Terps! Scott has served as the Youth Director at Asbury UMC since February 2014 and is looking forward to many great opportunities to walk alongside and disciple the youth of Arnold.

Church Administrator

Mary Ellen Shipley

Send Email

Mary Ellen (Bell) was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and has lived in Anne Arundel County for 34 years.  She graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science.  She and her husband, Jay, have been married for 30 years.  Mary Ellen’s family includes daughters, Molly and Erin; son, Tom, two cuddly dogs—Cali and Charlie and two grand-dogs, Gizmo and Layla!  In her free time, she loves to spend time with family, playing Frisbee with the dogs (Charlie is very good), fishing and boating on the Chesapeake Bay, and once a year vacationing at the beach! She enjoys reading, crocheting, gardening, and puzzles. Mary Ellen is in the office, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Chief Financial Officer

Keely Hertel

Send Email

Keely Hertel grew up in Denver, CO, then married and moved around with the Navy for 20 years (including 3 years in Iceland!)  Keely has worked for Asbury since 2005.  She graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and earned her C.P.A. license while working for KPMG.  Keely also provides accounting services for The Greater Washington Board of Trade and Leadership Greater Washington.  She and her husband, Steve, have been married for 20 years and have 3 boys, Brendan (16), Eric (14), & Kevin (11). In her free time, she is with the boys at year round soccer, lacrosse, & baseball practices/games/tournaments.  In her other free time, she enjoys playing soccer, golf, boating, & TRx workouts!  Keely is in and out of the office, so can be best reached by email at

Director Asbury Community Christian Preschool and Clubhouse

Vickie Whitley

Send Email

Local Church Officers

Church Council - Tricia Kelly, Chair

Staff Parish Relations Committee - Owens Walker, Chair

Board of Trustees - Jeff Burkhart, Chair

Finance Committee - Nancy Cody, Chair

Stewardship Coordinator - Susan Hall

Nominations & Leadership Development - Jennifer Karsner, Chair

UMW President - Becky Batta

ACCP/ACCC Board - Nancy Beers, Chair

Treasurer - Walt Bruso

Lay Leader - Nancy Beers

Financial Secretary - Teresa Lynch

Worship Committee - Roxanne Kuhn, Chair

Education - Griff Hall

Missions - Katie Dold

Church & Society - Sally Vavrek

Communications - Mary Ellen Shipley

Children's Coordinators - Karen Jackson, Hollie Richards, Beth Vester

Family Ministries - Skip and Lea Trimble, Co-Chairs

Boy Scout / Cub Scout Liason - Mike Lynch

Church Historian - Alberta Stornetta

Cemetery Manager - Eric Bowman

Wedding Facilities Coordinator - Marilyn Betz

Funeral Reception Coordinators- Rose Brice

Kitchen Manager - Karen Drake

Head Usher - Marilyn Betz


Contents © 2017 Asbury United Methodist Church | Church Website Provided by | Privacy Policy