UMC Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at UMC in Madison is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Rev. Robb W. Shoaf

    lead pastor

    (click to visit The Pastor's Page)

    Although appointed to Madison since 1992, Pastor Robb was ordained a deacon in 1980 and an elder in 1982 and has served churches in Wyckoff, North Plainfield and Hainesville in New Jersey and Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.

    Robb and his wife Kathy have 4 children:  Sara Howard, Rebecca Kozak, Ben and Abby Shoaf.  Kathy works as a nurse full time and has been quite a partner in the ministry here in Madison.  

    As Christians they seek the Kingdom of God as revealed in the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Christ.  Yet, over the years in Madison and being on the corner of Drew University,  Robb has become very interested in how the church interacts with the broader culture.  He believes there is much we can learn from and share with one another both inside and outside the walls of our church.

  • Scott Ostlund

    assistant pastor  

    Scott received a Bachelor's in Religion and Christian Ministries from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon in 2013. After seven years in youth ministry leadership and two years of urban ministry and community development work, Scott decided to pursue further academic study in the field of Christian theology. After receiving his M.A. in Theological and Philosophical studies from Drew University he entered the Ph.D. program in Theological Ethics where his dissertation focuses on the intersection between white racial identity and American Evangelical theologies. Scott is on track for ordination in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference and considers himself bi-coastal thanks to his meaningful relationships in both Oregon and New Jersey.  Scott met his wife Christiana during their years at Silverton High School and they were married in 2013. You will often see them walking other people's dogs throughout Madison in order to get their never-ending puppy fix.   Scott also happens to be an avid Portland Trail Blazers fan and has a minor coffee addiction thanks to his years as a barista at Drip Coffee in downtown Madison. In light of this, Scott is always interested in talking basketball, grabbing coffee, or both!

    Click here to learn about Drew Connections

    Click here to learn about Confirmation Class and Youth

    Click here to learn about The Gathering Worship and Meal Fellowship

  • Daniel Leguizamon

    music director

    Daniel is our newest staff member and we are all very excited to be working with him in the months and years to come. Daniel comes from The Anglican Church of the Epiphany, New York, NY. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and his education includes:- B.M. Organ Performance, National Conservatory of Music, Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.M. Piano Performance, Manthattan School of Music, NY; M.S. Education, Fordham University, NY; Ph.D Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

    Click here to learn more about Daniel and what he has to offer.

  • Kathleen Keane

    director of christian ministry

    Kathleen joined UMC in Madison as Christian Education Director in September of 2014. Kathleen grew up in Chatham NJ , she is wife and mother of three kids, Finn, Collin and Isla. Kathleen is also the Director of Drew's Acorn Academy housed here at the church since 2010.

    Click here to learn more about what Church school has to offer.

  • Natalie Dines

    office administrator

    Natalie grew up in South Africa, lived in London and moved from London to Madison in 2004. The Dines family came over on a three year contract which turned into thirteen years!  Natalie started working at UMC in Madison in 2015.  The church and the community is her home, they couldn't be happier raising their son, Oliver and daughter Isabelle in this church community. 

    You can contact Natalie via email church@umcmadison.org or by phone 973 377 1231

  • Marlice & Boris Borecki

    sexton

    We appreciate all that Marlice and Boris do to maintain our historic church and grounds! They have been with the church since1989.  They have two grown children and are very much part of our church community.  We are very blessed to have them.