Rev. Cynthia E. Skripak
Pastor Cyndi received her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Since her ordination in 1991, she has served churches in Troy, New York; Arcadia, California; and Croydon and Willow Grove in Pennsylvania, as well as preaching in Munich and Dresden, Germany. Her interests in ministry include welcoming all people, and sharing the joy of loving and being loved by God and God’s people. She encourages her congregation to reach out beyond the walls of the church, sharing the good news that “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24) Cyndi lives with her husband, David Breen, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University, and their son, Ryan Breen, who attends college in Connecticut. Their older son, Stefan Skripak lives in Brooklyn, NY.
I have been in the youth ministry for over 15 years. I believe in the transforming power of our saving LORD and God’s detail plan for every human. My focus in Youth Ministry is to meet students where they are in their Spiritual Journey and provide opportunities for them to take the next step closer to God.
Director of Music
Eduardo has been a conductor, singer, pianist, and music educator since 1985. At YUMC Mr. Azzati oversees and coordinates the entire music program. He also directs the Chancel, Handbell, and Youth Choirs and is the accompanist for the Celebration Singers as well as many vocal and instrumental soloists.
Praise Team Leader
Stephen J. Burke has been playing guitar since age 9 and bass since Junior High School and has been singing since grade school. At YUMC he directs the Praise Team, provide advise and assistance to the Youth Praise Band and fulfills the role of sound engineer.
Nancy has been employed at YUMC since 1999. She aims for her work at YUMC to be a ministry which furthers God’s Kingdom. She is a graduate of Maryville College in Tennessee and previously was the Assistant Manager of Customer Service for an international company. She is married to Randy and has two grown and married daughters and a grandson. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with Randy walking in Tyler State Park, reading and entertaining friends. She also enjoys hiking, swimming and boating in Maine during the summer.