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Our Staff

Rev. Sam Mountain, Senior Pastor

Pastor Sam Mountain has been the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Collingswood NJ since July 2008. He is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and attended Nazarene Theological Seminary. Pastor Sam was on staff at churches in Boston, MA and Kansas City, MO and pastored churches in Bel Air MD, Bethlehem PA, and Cape May NJ before moving to Collingswood in 2008.

As a pastor, Sam has a passion for building relationships for the Lord within the church family and in the community. He has served several communities as hospital, police, fire and rescue chaplain. Sam has been involved in coaching local sports as well for many years. He has a passion to care for the needs of pastors and deeply cares for the community he lives in. The motto of his life is “Only one life, soon it will pass, only what’s done for Christ will last.”

Sam’s greatest treasure is his family. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children, Stephany and Karisa (son-in law Lindell) grandson Trenton, and son Brad.

Shawn Zook, Pastoral Assistant for Outreach

Maria Gianfrancesco, Administrative Assistant

Will Walker, Organist

Pat Gunning, Children’s Program Director