(570) 524-0809

42 S 3rd St, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA

©2019 by Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church
-- love without limit --

J.T. YOUNG, M.Div.

Pastor | Lead Visionary

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J.T. came to Beaver in July 2018 after finishing his Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is native to St. Louis, MO where he grew up and attended college, earning a B.A. in religion at Lindenwood University.

His responsibilities at Beaver include overseeing the church's vision and culture, coordinating weekly worship, and providing pastoral care & shepherding. 

In addition to his role at Beaver, J.T. is currently a PhD candidate in theology at the Global Center for Advanced Studies - College Dublin, where his research focuses on riots and rebellions as sites of God's in-breaking in the world. 


He is married to Amy and has three kids: Boston, Oakley, & Kaldi.

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Administrative Assistant

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Deb came to Beaver in 2016, bringing with her over twenty years of church administrative experience. Her responsibilities include managing the church office, being the initial point-of-contact for visitors, and maintaining the church calendar.




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Reagan has been with BMUMC since September of 2018. Though she calls the Poconos home, she is currently a student at Bucknell University, double-majoring in engineering and music, and is active in the a capella group "Two Past Midnight."

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Director of Busy Beaver Daycare

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Shanika has been working at Busy Beaver since 2010. She began her career as a teacher in the infant room, and became director of the daycare in 2013. To use her own words, "My journey at Busy Beaver has been wonderful. If I had one word to say about the daycare, I would say AMAZING!"

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Assistant Director of Busy Beaver Daycare

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Charlene has been with Busy Beaver since 2015 and is currently the assistant director of the daycare, as well as the one year-old teacher. Charlene is continuing her education and working toward her CDA. She is married to Jeff and they have three children.


Church Treasurer

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Doug is a CPA, who retired at the end of 2018 after a career split between public accounting and large corporation employment. He is also a church organist and has played various churches, mostly in central PA, starting while in high school. Born and raised in Williamsport, he is a graduate of Susquehanna University and the proud father of three amazing children.



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Director of Kinderfolk Preschool

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Jenn has been with Kinderfolk Preschool since 2014. She was brought onto the team as a teacher, and was promoted to director in 2016. Jenn has a degree in literature from UMass-Boston, and is an active member of the Lewisburg community.



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