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Pastor Stan Cardwell received a Master of Divinity, Pastoral Studies/Counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary where he was a member of L.O. Society. He went on to Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership at Asbury Theological Seminary and received a D.Min in Church Leadership and transition.

Pastor Stan served as Associate Pastor at Bel Air United Methodist Church, and continued there as the campus-teaching pastor of “The Vine”. The Vine is a “campus” of Bel Air United Methodist Church. “Campus” is in quotes because it is really a church without walls, gathering on Sunday mornings for worship, fellowship and formation, but the heart of the faith community is really in the home and marketplace. We have been called to “go” – to serve our community and neighbors. Our mission is to love people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to share all God has given us with our world. We are a ragtag collection of Christ-followers who hunger, more than anything, to connect with the True Vine – Jesus Christ (John 15), and who deeply desire to connect others to him as well.

Pastor Stan then moved on as Lead Pastor at the First Methodist Church in Berkley Springs, West Virginia. His appointment as Lead Pastor at Community United Methodist Church in Crofton, MD brings him back to the state, and affords him the opportunity to use his leadership skills and deep desire to relationship with Jesus Christ and to others.


Hilary Ann Golden

Associate Pastor of Youth

Hilary is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Messiah College with BA in Christian Ministry & Cross Cultural Studies in 2006 and from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology with a Master of Divinity in 2012. She has a diverse work history which includes being the Associate Pastor of Youth and Christian Education at Quakertown UMC, a Student Leadership facilitator at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and a youth & worship leader at a number of UMC & Presbyterian churches. She has contributed writing to asacredjourney.net and the UMC’s Rethink Church websites. Connect with Hilary on social media - facebook.com/hilaryanngolden, Twitter @hilaryanngolden, or Instagram @hilaryanngolden.


Michelle Cardwell

Director of Children's Ministries

Michelle has served in many churches throughout the past twenty four years as a volunteer in various children’s areas. Her roles over the years have been a Nursery Coordinator, VBS Director, Children’s Worship Coordinator, Sunday School Teacher, and Preschool Teacher of a Christian Preschool. She has an Associate’s Degree from Penn State University with an emphasis in psychology.

Michelle has worked with children since her teenage years and has always had a passion for teaching and nurturing little ones. She was a stay at home Mom to her 4 kids, Rachel, Rebecca, Daniel and Lazarus, who are now in college. During this time she worked part-time as a preschool teacher and most recently, a substitute teacher for Harford Co. Public Schools. Her husband of 29 years is Pastor Stan.


Scott Steers

Praise Team Leader


Lynn Bogovich

Handbell Director, Orchestra Director & Choir Director

Lynn has been serving in churches throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland as Director of Music, choir director, organist, handbell director, orchestra director and all around gopher since 1962.

She started her music career studying piano during grade school, moved to percussion in Middle school and studied Trumpet in High School. Lynn shared organist duties at St Colman’s RC Church in the latter half of the 1960’s.

While pursuing a degree in Mathematics, Lynn also studied French horn and percussion. She then started attending computer programming school.

Moving from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, PA, Lynn became active in Musical Theatre as a professional percussion/drumset specialist and has performed in 118 shows. She also was co-organist and orchestra director at St John’s Lutheran Church in Shiremanstown, PA.

In the mid to late 1980s, Lynn was Director of Music/Choir Director/Organist at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Eldersburg while attending Catonsville Community College to study Voice, Conducting, Musical Composition, Music Theory, organ and percussion.

She then worked at Govan’s Presbyterian Church in Baltimore (starting 1991) serving as Choir Director/Organist/Handbell Director, while attending UMBC to obtain a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, with a minor in music. In her spare time, she was working for NASA.

Lynn has worked as interim and substitute organist for a variety of churches before coming to Community UMC in 2006 to direct the Jubilate Handbells, where she also took over the direction of the Orchestra in 2007. As of July 2014, Lynn became the choir director here at Community UMC.


Susan Myers

Business Manager

Susan has been Business Manager of CUMC since 1995. She has a BS Finance from University of Maryland and an MBA Finance from Loyola University. Susan lives in Crofton and has 2 adult children Jenn and Kenny.


Lynn Kent


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