Staff at Christ Church

Call us at 570-658-4312.

  • Senior Pastor

    Jim Matthews

    Jim Matthews has a passion for preaching the Word of God and equipping disciple makers. He has been married to his wife, Melanie, for 20 years and they have eight adopted children--five siblings from Colombia, South America and three siblings from PA.  Jim and Melanie have a passion for adoption and foster care.  


    Jim was a youth pastor for 13 years before God called him to be a senior pastor.  He has a Masters of Divinity Degree from Bethel Seminary in St Paul, MN.  He has a desire to serve God by serving the church.  He has served as senior pastor at Christ Church for 6 years. He is a licensed minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America.

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  • Administrative Assistant

    Jenni Ulmer

    Jenni started as part of the staff at Christ Church in October of 2018 as an administrative assistant. This job includes preparing bulletins, newsletters, updating the website, scheduling, and many other projects. She has been attending Christ Church for 5 years now and is very happy to be where God has placed her. Jenni is married to Nathan Ulmer and has 2  children. She and her family enjoy serving at Christ Church, spending time with family, and camping. 

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