Ministry Staff

“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust God and God will help you.” Psalm 37:5 At Ashland we are encouraged and supported in commitments by the church staff.  God has brought Ashland a committed staff, who share their faith by turning faith into action! They would love to get to know and serve you. You are welcome to contact them through the church office by calling 410-527-1844 or emailing office@ashlandpc.org.

Shannon Meacham, Pastor

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Shannon has been Pastor of Ashland since 2012. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in Religious Studies from University of Louisville and a Master’s of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Before coming to Ashland Shannon served churches in Kentucky and New York. She has two wonderful children, Maggie and Gus along with their dog Lola. Since Ashland is a Church rooted in the Spirit and in the Word of God, Shannon enjoys her time at Ashland joyfully celebrating faith through mission and ministry and collaboratively discerning the will of God for the church. Ideally, “worship is not just about Sunday morning but extends to each part of our lives.” As a worship leader, Shannon focuses on the Word, relating it to contemporary life. With her music degree, she enjoys including music for a cohesive worship theme. She also uses art, photography, and fluidity worship in services. Shannon’s approach to leadership is that “Jesus teaches us that we are better together.” She works as a servant leader, helping others to discern their gifts and empowering them  to use these gifts. She strives to ensure every voice is heard and met with willingness to listen. Shannon enjoys joining in youth and adult mission trips. As a key theological issue for the church, Shannon identifies the important need to gather as a loving Christian community. The church is invited to journey together in community, supporting and lifting up each other, seeking God’s guidance, and continually asking the Holy Spirit to enter our lives. Shannon is known to say, “if we can agree to love God and our neighbor, surely we can figure the rest out!” In addition to her time at the church, Shannon is a retreat leader for The Center Baltimore, the moderator of the Uptown Ministry Group of Baltimore Presbytery and blogs regularly for RevGalBlogPals. In her spare time, Shannon loves playing with her family in the great outdoors, photography, and catching up on good movies! You can also find Shannon at her blog: pulpitshenanigans.com or email her at pastor@ashlandpc.org

Matthew Hart, Director of MusicIMG_3942

Matthew Aaron Hart earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester VA. He studied voice with Jackson Sheats, and Gene Galvin and organ with Judy Connelly, Steven Cooksey and Paul Skevington. Recently in 2013, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Church Music also from Shenandoah. A singer since the age of 18 months, music has played a major role in his life. He has taught elementary music and middle school chorus in the public schools, has been a music director and organist at several churches since 1996, appeared on XM Satellite Radio and The Joy of Music TV Series with Diane Bish. He continues his career the fields of Music Education and Church Music.

Cecil Weber, Office Manager

Office Manager- Cecil Weber

Cecil (short for Cecilia) became the Office Manager at Ashland in March of 2015.  Born and raised in Baltimore, Cecil attended The Catholic High School of Baltimore and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Mount St. Mary’s University.  Prior to joining the staff at Ashland, she worked for BGE/Constellation Energy for 25+ years and most recently for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. She has sung in church choirs for over 30 years, volunteered as a youth group leader, and chaired the planning committee for children’s liturgies.   Cecil lives in the Parkville/Carney area and is the primary caregiver for her 92 year old mom. She likes music, cooking, reading, sports (Go Orioles! Go Ravens!).  Cecil can be reached by calling the church office, 410-527-1844 or by e-mail at office@ashlandpc.org

 

Barnabas Ravindranath, Guitaristbarnabas

Barnabas is currently pursuing a M.S. in Computer Science at Towson University. He seeks to learn how technology can address social injustice issues, like education and seek avenues to implement what he learns. This engagement stems from his academic studies in undergrad and seminary, many ministry engagements, and personal reflections. In his spare time, he loves to read, play music, exercise, and hang out with his family, girlfriend and friends.

 

Ashland Church Office Hours

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Staff | Comments Off on Ashland Church Office Hours

Rev. Shannon Meacham, Pastor Schedule will be posted weekly in the bulletin.   You are always welcome to drop by the office, but please call ahead if you want to schedule a specific time. Cheryl Goode, Director of Children and Family Ministries Cheryl’s office hours will be posted weekly in the bulletin. Cecil Weber, Office Manager Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday — 8:45 am to 1:45 pm. Contact the church office at 410-527-1844 or at...

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