Pastor Cooke has served as pastor of the Andover UMC since 2008. She nurtures small groups and works with surrounding churches to provide ecumenical services. Nancy has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from William Paterson College and music flows naturally into all services. She is an active member of the Skylands Walk to Emmaus community, and has recently served on the Board. Nancy brings the skills of administration and organization to the church and is an effective communicator able to face challenges with love and grace. Married to Ed for 36 years, they have two grown children and one new grandchild.
About Harmony Hill UMC
Harmony Hill UMC ministries include a worship service every Sunday, Christian Education for all ages, youth group, summer VBS, joint holiday worship services with other local churches, a Christmas Eve barn service, a public Christmas concert, participation in community activities, Joint Christian Outreach committee, public open-mic nights, and prayer ministries. Sermons are recorded on YouTube and live-streamed on Facebook. The building is open to outside groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Boy Scouts.
About the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey
The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (GNJ) is the regional body and central office for professional staff and ministry for the more than 550 congregations in New Jersey and parts of New York and Pennsylvania. There are more than 50,000 people who worship with us each week. GNJ is one of 57 annual conferences in the United States and 76 additional annual conferences internationally. There are more than 12 million United Methodists throughout the world.