About Rev. Scott Dale Shumaker He is a lifelong United Methodist that believes worship should inspire those who attend to reach out in love, compassion, and service to the community that surrounds the church. He believes that our journey as disciples begins with the understanding that we are called to be lifelong learners of the lessons that we discover through studying and listening to the Word of God. 

Rev. Scott is a full elder in the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, who was appointed to the northern part of Baltimore County in 2006. During that time, he has offered Pastoral leadership to Mt Carmel UMC (2006-present), Falls Rd UMC (2006-2020), and Wiseburg UMC (2018-present). He has also served on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the annual conference from 2008 to 2020 and the District Committee of Ministry from 2010 to the present. 

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education Vocal Performance from Frostburg State University in 1991. Before attending seminary, he worked as an assistant manager in the restaurant business and was music director for a church in Cumberland, Maryland. He graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2000 and was Ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in 2003.

Scott and his wife, Tracey, were both born and raised in Western Maryland. They will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on December 7, 2021. They have three sons, Joshua their oldest, Nathan their middle son and Eli their youngest. They have one grandson, Brayden.

Tracey works for Baltimore County Public Schools as a Para Educator and works with students that need additional help. She also directs the Hand Bell Choir at Mt Carmel UMC and she is known for her homemade Jams, Chocolates and Salsa sold at the church’s Holiday Craft Fair.  

In his free time, Scott is an avid hiker and has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania with his youngest son Eli. He also plays the piano and loves to share his gifts of music and teaching the Bible with the community of God’s people.

 About Rev. Andrew Greenwood He is passionate about leading the church in authentic worship and discipleship. He grew up in the United Church of Christ in his original home state of Massachusetts and has been a United Methodist since 2006. It is a special delight when he gets to share music with the congregation.

Rev. Andrew is a full elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he has served Pine Grove UMC since 2014. In his time there, the people of Pine Grove have started a successful summer music camp, revitalized their youth ministry, and made multiple enhancements to their worship space. Before serving at Pine Grove, Andrew spiritually cared for the people of Emory UMC and cooperated with them in mission as their servant leader.

In 2007, Andrew received his Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Religion from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. His first experiences of United Methodism, and his first recognition of a call to ministry, came at this UMC school. In 2011, he received his Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. In addition to laying an educational foundation for his ministry, his time at Wesley taught him the true value of Christian community. In 2015, he was ordained as an elder in full connection.

Andrew and his wife, Amanda, will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in May. They enjoy living in northern Baltimore County with their two cats, Luna and Lily. Amanda will graduate from University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work and sit for her Licensed Master Social Worker exam in May. She intends to work for a nearby Department of Social Services after that. She enjoys crocheting, listening to music, and reading for fun in her spare time. Andrew enjoys distance running, listening to podcasts and music, and hiking. Together, they enjoy watching favorite TV shows like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation;” dinner and a movie; and traveling (in non-pandemic times).

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