Staff

Lead Pastor

Jennifer Karsner

Note: Pastor Jen will be on sabbatical from September 13 - December 6.

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 3 children: son, Peter (born in 2010); daughter, Grace (born in 2013) and son, Mark (born in 2014). The Karsner family is excited to be a part of the Asbury UMC community!




Serving as Pastor While Pastor Jen is on Sabbatical

Vicky Starnes

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Rev. Vicky Starnes is a retired pastor from the Baltimore-Washington Conference. She served 30 years in full time ministry – serving medium and large congregations, finishing her ministry with a 7 year placement in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Vicky also served as the Guide for Asbury-Arnold from 2010-2012, working with District Superintendents to coach pastors and guide congregations. Vicky is married to John Ewald, an education administrator in Frederick County, where they live. Besides hoping for grandchildren from her grown children, Vicky likes to read and hike and hunt for bargains to sell in her Vicky’s Vintage booth in Hagerstown, MD. She is very excited about serving Asbury this fall.




Youth Director

Scott Karsner

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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.




Music Director

Gregory Parker

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Gregory Parker is a Computer and Information Sciences graduate of the University of Maryland, who began supporting the Music Ministry of Brooks United Methodist Church, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Collins, when he was 8 years old. During his youth, he accompanied choirs in which his mother and grandmother sang. Greg also accompanied his grandmother, as she sang for churches throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. During High School, the Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of the Links, Inc. awarded Greg a scholarship, which allowed him to receive Classical Music training. Since that time, Greg has supported music ministries, playing piano and organ, as well as directing choirs at Brooks United Methodist, Mt. Olive United Methodist, Patuxent United Methodist, Abyssinia Baptist, and Kettering Baptist Churches. Greg is married to Dr. Gina Parker and they have 5 sons Justin (Augustana College – Environmental Science Graduate), Collin (Morgan State University – Business Administration Senior), Connor (UMBC – Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Junior), Cole (Annapolis Area Christian Upper School – Senior), and Corban (Annapolis Area Christian Upper School - Freshman)




Bookkeeper

Roxanne Kuhn

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Church Administrator

Cindy Edson

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Director Asbury Community Christian Preschool & Clubhouse

Natasha Flannigan

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Church Officers & Committee Members

Church Council Elizabeth Tawil, Chair
Committee Members - Jennifer Karsner, Pastor, Nancy Beers, Jackie Britton, Walt Bruso, Mike Campbell, Nancy Cody, Anne Haas, Dan Haas, Griff Hall, Alberta Stornetta, Owens Walker, and Corinne Van Hoven.

Education - Samantha Kelly and Catie Martino.

Endowment Ministry - Mike Campbell

Finance Ministry - Nancy Cody, Chair
Committee Members - Jennifer Karsner, Pastor, Walt Bruso (Treasurer), Roxanne Kuhn (Bookkeeper), Nancy Beers (Lay Leader), Jackie Britton (Chair ACCPC), Dan Haas (Chair Trustees), Teresa Lynch (Financial Secretary), Elizabeth Tawil (Council Chair), and Owens Walker (SPRC Chair).

Lay Leader - Nancy Beers

Nominations - Jennifer Karsner, Pastor/Chair
Committee Members - Nancy Beers, Jackie Britton, Pat Cody, Ashley Cox, Terri Dom, Wayne Drake, Mark Eldridge, Roxanne Kuhn, and Katrina Spencer.

Scouting - Kristy Weight

Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) - Owens Walker, Chair
Committee Members - Rex Barbour, Nancy Beers, Eric Bowman, Carol Cockey, Catie Martino, Jay Myers, Morgan Ramos, and Jack Tawil.

Trustees - Dan Haas, Chair
Committee Members - Thomas Britton, Jeff Burkhart, Leroy Jonas, Janet Kerchner, Kurt Kuhn, Richie Neale, StevePatterson, and Gary Stanlake.

Worship - Anne Haas, Chair
Committee Members - Marilyn Betz, Janet Kerchner, and Jay Myers.

Asbury Community Christian Preschool & Clubhouse (ACCPC) - Jackie Britton, Chair
Committee Members - Becky Batta, Ellyn Campbell, Marilyn Betz, Phyllis Barbour, Jenny Wyrick, Rebecca Walker, and Darlene McAllister.

Cemetery Manager - Hite Spencer

Funeral Reception Coordinator - Jackie Britton

 




 
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