The Dunmore United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Pastor Carole Arndt McCallum will be serving as pastor for the 2019-2020 worship year. It is a wonderful homecoming for Pastor Carole who grew up in the Dunmore church and community.
Pastor Carole graduated from Dunmore High School and attended both East Stroudsburg State College and the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1978 and has served as Pastor in Kingston, NY; Monmouth County N.J. towns of Little Silver, Matawan, and Freehold as well as East Pennsauken and Cherry Hill.
She has worked with the Tree of Life Institute for Spiritual Direction, the Middle East Network of United Methodists and has taught part time at the Drew University Seminary. Rev. McCallum was one of the first female Methodist ministers in Southern New Jersey.
Her late husband Duncan was instrumental in helping her realize her call to the ministry. Even with the help of her husband, that call was not easy as she was raising her three children at the time.
Her goal at the Dunmore United Methodist Church as its new minister is to bring about change- both to individuals and the Church as a whole.
“ I want to help the Church make God relevant in people’s lives. God wants to be part of our lives and live out His love” she said. Pastor Carole wants the church to be a place where people can deepen their relationship with God.
She is happy to return to her hometown and share God’s word.