Penny Gaebel: Secretary

Penealope was born & raised in Boston, MA. She attended Syracuse University, majoring in Communication & Rhetorical Studies, with 3 minors: Rhetoric & Public Advocacy (Environmental Specialization), Creative Writing (Poetry Emphasis), & Sociology. Now she lives in Honesdale with her handsome husband Stephen, their dog Hannah, & their cat named Tigger. 

Favorite Book of the Bible: Psalms

Greatest Passion for God's Church: To spread the joy of the Lord effectively, & help others experience the peace that inviting Jesus into our lives brings. 

Favorite Sprots Teams: Yankees (Baseball), New York Rangers (Hockey), Steelers (Football), Syracuse University (College Football, College Basketball)

Greatest Pleasures in Life: Spending time with & taking care of my family; Coffee; Going on adventures; Watching movies; Ice Cream


Tim Eldred: Sexton

Favorite Book of the Bible: Acts

Greatest Passion for God's Church: Mission Work (He is head of our Mission Team)

Sports Teams: Philly's (Baseball), Bills (Football)

Greatest Pleasures in Life: To help others any way I can.


Julie Becker: Christian Education Coordinator

Julie became the Central United Methodist Christian Ed Coordinator in 2015. Julie was born and raised in Honesdale, PA. She attended CUMC as a child and young adult, where she was confirmed as a teenager.  Julie and her husband Craig, met in Honesdale and they have been married for 18 years. They have four children, Danny, 15, Matthew and Jacob 13, and Margaret, 9. Since returning to CUMC, Pastor Rob has helped her in understanding God's word and His strength. 

Julie has taught 19 years in the Wayne Highlands School District. She is currently teaching 5th grade. She loves to teach children, and also had a strong calling to become the coordinator for Christian Ed at CUMC. 

Julie loves her church family and loves to be involved. She works with volunteers, Sunday School teachers, VBS, children's events, and more. She loves to connect through Christian fellowship. She's so happy to bring God's word to children and spread His love!