St Andrew United Methodist Church

"Building upon God's Grace through Love, Obedience and Compassion"

Church Staff




Pastor Rev. John Cordes
Office Phone: (610) 367-7043

Pastor John Cordes came to St. Andrew in July 2016.

Originally from North Wales, Pennsylvania, he attended college at the school that is now called Eastern University. That’s where he met his wife, Janice. John also holds a master’s degree in “studies in aging,” from North Texas State University, and a master of divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio (Methesco).

He and Janice have three adult sons and one grandson. John enjoys photography and playing the harmonica.
Worship Leader Weston Umstead
Weston is the newest member of the St. Andrew's team, having only joined just recently in 2018. Having grown up in Pottstown, he and his wife Amanda now reside in Oley. He graduated in 2011 from DeSales University with a BS in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 2016 from the University of Denver with a PhD in Chemistry. Although music is not his primary career path, Weston has a deep passion for worship and leading others to a deeper connection with God. When not in the lab or leading worship, Weston enjoys fixing up their 1800's farmhouse, going to the movies, spending time with family, and watching the Packers.
Director of Youth and Children Ministries Andrew Tait
Andrew comes to us from Wayne PA where he was born and raised. He graduated from Eastern University with his BA is Youth Ministry. Andrew and his wife Christa are to be a part of our church community here at St. Andrew. Andrew has been passionate about youth ministry ever since he was in youth programs growing up.

Outside of ministry he is an avid Flyers fan, and has played hockey for over 20 years. He also enjoys going to concerts, sporting events, and the movies.
Administrative Assistant Jeanine Deckert

Jeanine came to serve St. Andrew as the administrative assistant in September 2018. She relocated to PA from Long Island NY with her husband Rob and son Collin in 2004. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and entertaining as well as cheering for her son at his soccer games. She is excited to be working on our team and is committed to being here for many years to come.
Church Organist and Pianist Marian Meitzler and Kay Behle
Adult Choir Director Nan Webb

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