Doing our best to live out the principles of Servant Leadership
Patricia has been a member of PUMC for over 30 years. She is a third-generation Methodist who was baptized at PUMC by William Wyle. She was married at PUMC to Butch Chase by Alton Mark on June 17, 1972. She has attended Sunday School as a child and an adult. She has two children Amand and Stephen and two grand-children Elizabeth and Daniel Huber.
She taught Sunday School, all ages, and was the Sunday School Superintendent for 10 plus years. She has led Bible Studies, taught and directed VBS, participated in choir and Praise Band, and leads the congregation in prayer during worship. She has been the chair of several committees over the years. Presently she is on the Finance Committee, Witness Committee, and Church Council She was Treasurer for 15 years and is the Lay Leader starting in 2017.
Director of Music Ministry
Ed was asked to come and lead the music for just one service; nearly three years later he still hasn’t left. Ed currently directs all aspects of PUMC’s music ministry, including the choir, praise ensemble, and (most importantly) congregational singing. Ed’s unique keyboard accompaniment style, instrumental arrangements, and openness to the Spirit contribute to a truly welcoming and blended worship experience that each week features traditional hymnody alongside contemporary favorites.
Prior to PUMC, Ed has served across denominations and congregations large and small, most notably at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Acton, Ma.; Rock Church Ministries in Sandown & Plaistow, NH.; CCF “Street Church” in Haverhill, Ma.; St. Boniface in Lunenburg, Ma.; and St. Rita’s in Lowell, Ma. When not enjoying time with his adult daughter Emily, Ed can be found riding the rails of the WW&F Railway Museum in Alna, Maine where he volunteers as Trainmaster.
Those interested in joining the PUMC Music Ministry can reach Ed at:
All instruments, voices, ages and abilities are welcome.