Steve Philipp has been appointed to Westville United Methodist Church and Colonial Manor United Methodist Church (Woodbury) in West Deptford.
About Steve Philipp
Steven Philipp is from Gibbstown, N.J. and attended Paulsboro High School. He earned a B.A. in Communications from Pfeiffer University in 2000. Upon graduation, he spent 12 years in the insurance industry. He will receive his Master of Divinity at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia later this month. He has been the youth leader and student intern at Clonmell United Methodist Church and Assistant to the Pastor of Youth Ministries at Chews United Methodist Church (2013-2015). Steven loves working with all of God’s children. His passion is to support the marginalized, oppressed and voiceless.
About Colonial Manor UMC
56 Elberne Ave
West Deptford, NJ 08096
Colonial Manor UMC is located in a small community and is known as “The little church with a big heart.” It has several outreach programs including a food bank, thrift shop, annual yard sale, youth ministry and partners with the local boy scouts who provide them with food via a food drive as well as co-funds raised through the sale of hoagies several times during the year. Thanksgiving family food baskets are prepared for local families in need. It also participates in an annual Veteran’s Christmas pajama donation and helps needy families by providing Christmas gifts to children as well. It has a semi-annual blessing of the children/pets. There is one service on Sundays and a Sunday School.
About Westville UMC
14 Center Ave
Westville, NJ 08093
Westville UMC is located in a small town that is undergoing transition. It has one morning service, a weekly Bible study and a monthly coffee house ministry. It has an emergency food ministry, and has begun to visit and introduce itself in the neighborhood. Worship is traditional on Sunday and varied at the Coffee House. There is a monthly movie matinee for the neighborhood kids. The congregation is experiencing a deepening commitment in the area of stewardship and community outreach.