The mission of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank is to Connect with God and others, Grow in our faith and Serve in love. In the midst of our hectic, often over-booked lives, church is a place to
connect with God and tap back into the Spirit that refuels and refocuses us on what really matters in life—love! Growing in our faith includes being spiritually transformed: opening ourselves to being changed from the inside-out through the work of the Holy Spirit. Serving God is about making a difference: living out our faith daily in the world through our words and actions.

Rev. Jessica Brendler Naulty
Ordained as a Full Elder in June of 2012, Rev. Jessica Brendler Naulty has been serving as our Senior Pastor since July of 2014. Prior to being appointed at the UMC of Red Bank, she served as the Associate Pastor at Haddonfield UMC for four years, with a focus on Christian Education and Nurture Ministries. While in seminary, she served as a part-time Associate Pastor at Trinity UMC in Spotswood and as the Youth Director at Washington UMC. A graduate of Drew Theological School and a fourth-generation UM pastor, Jessica has a passion for helping others experience God’s love through worship, small groups, and Christian conversation. Prior to answering her call, she taught high school Environmental Science. Today, she still finds joy and awe in the complexity of God’s amazing creation.  Jessica is the proud mother of two amazing young ladies – Alyssa and Kristie.
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David G. Henritzy
David G. Henritzy is a retired member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the UMC. He has a bachelor’s degree from Moravian College, a Master of Divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry, with a specialization in medical ethics, from New York Theological Seminary. He has spent most of his ministry in social ministry, as Executive Director of the Bowery Mission in NYC and as a chaplain/administrator in hospitals and nursing homes, most especially at Terence Cardinal Cooke Hospital in NY. Prior to his retirement he was on the staff of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church as the recruiter, endorser and supervisor of hospital chaplains around the U.S. He has served as an officer on many national chaplains’ and health care umbrella and credentialing organizations. He moved to Monmouth County six years ago. Email David Henritzy
Rev. Tammy Young
A recently ordained Priest in the Episcopal Diocese of NJ, Tammy Young has been serving the Church for four decades. She brings to ministry a life-long passion for Gospel justice, social advocacy, and Christian youth formation where she strives to help make God’s living Word a reality in the daily lives of our youth. Before entering the General Theological Seminary, where she graduated with honors cum laude, Tammy served as the Director of St. Mark’s Center for Community Renewal, a daily feeding program and social service resource center in Keansburg, which served over 6,000 monthly meals and countless hours of Christian fellowship to community residents. As the Center’s Director and forty-year veteran of Christian youth education, one of her greatest joys was helping young disciples use the image of God within themselves to see and to love the image of God within others. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys studying Hebrew Scripture with her beloved cats, Saints Francis and Clare.
Evan Courtney
Evan Courtney is our new Director of Music, leading our choir and playing the organ. A native of Cheyenne, WY, Evan is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in 2012 in Church Music and Organ Performance, and graduated with honors magna cum laude. From 2012-15, he served the John Knox Kirk Presbyterian Church in south Kansas City. Also during those years, Evan worked as the choral accompanist for the North Platte R-1 school district in Dearborn, MO, and was the assistant conductor of the Kansas City AGO’s Schola Cantorum, along with teaching private piano lessons in the area.
Sheila Leavitt
Sheila Leavitt began as our part-time secretary on July 15, 1996 and was mainly responsible for the publication of The Outlook and bringing the membership information into a data-base. Over the past 18 years she has taken on many responsibilities – financial secretary, building use coordinator and stewardship program participant. “I am so pleased to be part of this wonderful church family!” Email Sheila Leavitt
Lida DeNardo
Lida began her career at The United Methodist Church Conference office in September 2012. She was the Executive Assistant to the Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services for six years and Property Department Administrator for 2 years.
She has worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. and the Spotswood Board of Education. She is fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family especially her husband Andrew and daughter Ashleigh.
Lida is happy to be joining the staff at UMC Red Bank.