Pastors and significant events
In its 152 years (as of 2015), this congregation has been served by 47 pastors. That averages to 3.2 years per pastor. The longest a pastor served was six years. This practice of "revolving" pastors is called itineracy, and is unique to the Methodist church.
Two pastors served prior to its incorporation; two pastors were interim pastors; one pastor died while serving.
|R. Vanhorne and
|18??-1876||1863||Purchased New Germantown (Oldwick) church building.|
|1864||Purchased a lot on the River, moved the church by wagons in winter on sleds.|
|Part of Cokesbury, Fairmount and Califon Circuit.|
|1867||September is the official founding of the congregation|
|James C. Howard
||Purchased a parsonage on Bank Street
Changed to Califon Fairmount Circuit.
Pastor now resides in Califon.
Quickly purchased a larger parsonage on Main Street.
|Steven H. Jones||1892-1895|
|C. E. Walton||1895-1897|
|Martin Luther Rhodes
|Started a campaign to build a new church.
Moved existing church back and turned it sideways and began to build new church.
New church was dedicated.
|A.S. Denzendorf||1925-1928||1928||Died while serving the charge.|
|A.L. Peterson||1928-1932||1928||New Mudler-Hunter pipe organ purchased to replace the old bellows organ.|
|A.B. Fitzgerald Jr.||1936-1938||Church began to sponsor a very fine Boy Scout Troop.|
|R.G. Saxe||1938-1941||Junior Choir was organized.|
|Raymond Harrison Jr||1952-1957|
|Earl C. Hauck||1962-1968||New Parsonage on Center Street.|
|William P.H. Stevens Jr||1968-1970|
|Thomas B. Halliwell||1970-1971|
|W. Scott Lawrence||1971-1973|
|John P. Casciano||1974-1976|
|Barbara E. Rich||1976-1981||1979||Establishment of Top o' the Barn Thrift Shop.|
|Roy P. Kramer||1981-1984|
|William L. Oliver Jr||1984-1988|
|Paul Sandin||1988-1989||Interim Pastor.|
|Richard C. Gilbert||1993-1999|
|Dorothy R. Dann||1999-2002|
|Joseph P. Monahan||2002-2005|
|Barbara Hoffman||2005-2006||2006||Mary A. Harper Endowment Fund established|
|John C. Wheatley||2006-2010||2008||Eagle Scout gazebo project of Jeff Vaccarella.
Parking lot paved.
|2010||Called for Military Service.|
|Hazel Shue||2010-2011||Interim Pastor.|
|James Elliott||2011-2015||2013||Eagle Scout storage shed project of Evan Vaccarella.|
|2014||Facebook pages for Califon UMC and Top o' the Barn|