About Us


At St. Paul UMC we value prayer.  Prayer is a joyful privilege and we would be delighted to pray for you.  We offer prayer on Sunday morning as well as through the week.  May God be graceful.  From the Bible and in the Epistle of James it is written (from the Message version):

“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out.  Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again.”

 We pray God’s presence with you.

Our Pastor

Pastor Rick came to St. Paul in July 2012. He hails from Delaware County where he recently finished his Master’s of Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary. Prior to that, Pastor Rick received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from Albright College in Reading, PA.

Pastor Rick’s call to ministry began in high school. After wrestling with the question of what he wanted to be when he grew up, God provided an answer. Pastor Rick has been following this call over the years and is excited to come to St. Paul.

Pastor Rick and his wife, Kim, live in Hellertown.