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Meet our Leadership

Rev. Barbara J. Seekford

     Rev. Seekford has been a United Methodist pastor for fifteen years.  She graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Eastern Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. An ordained Elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, she has served as pastor of both Bustleton UMC and Chalfont UMC. She currently serves on the Conference’s Congregational Transformation Team.

     Pastor Barb has received training and a certificate in Coaching. This has been beneficial in her role as pastor as she is able to utilize these skills to help both individuals and churches discern where God is calling them and help them to feel equipped for the journey ahead.”

     Pastor Barb is originally from Boyertown, PA.  She is married to Andy and they have two grown children, Kevin and Stacy, one grandchild, Ellie, and are anticipating the arrival of a second grandchild. Stacy is hoping to be ordained as a United Methodist pastor in the Tennessee Conference in June 2020. In her free time, Pastor Barb likes to read, go kayaking, ride a motorcycle, and spend time with her family.

     Her ministry is guided by my personal mission statement which is: to imagine, inspire, and ignite lives of authenticity and integrity. She is inspired to lead a church that is living into authentic community where people can experience the all-embracing love of God and neighbor.

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Denise Harris

Youth Director


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.

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Eduardo Azzati

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 Choir, Handbell Choir and Celebration Singers as well as many vocal
and instrumental soloists. Eduardo also prepares and manages the Power Point presentations in worship. 

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Nancy Scurlock

Office Manager


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 two grandsons. 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.

Riti Nanavaty

Nursery Care

Riti is our Nursery Caregiver. She cares for, warmly engages with, and comforts the youngest of our congregation members each Sunday morning. 

Riti is a full time employee at the New Jersey State government.  She has been a resident of Yardley since 2012. 


Riti comes to us with many years of parenting experience as well as babysitting experience. Her calm, warm, and fun personality is inviting to children and makes it obvious to parents that she enjoys kids’ company.