Our Leadership

Pastor Guy

Pastor

Rev. Guy S. Johnson is a strong, spiritual leader, with outstanding administrative skills and outstanding knowledge & use of technology & social media. He is an inspirational speaker who gives riveting sermons that speak to issues people face daily.

Guy graduated from the Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000. He received his Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2014 and was ordained in June 2017. He most recently served as Interim Pastor of the United Church of Christ in Hummelstown, PA. He shares his life with his husband, Bob Davis, a career educator, and their All-American dog, Poppins.

Pastor Johnson loves to work with outreach programs and has developed an ecumenical book study series with neighboring churches. He looks forward to helping congregations face the challenges of the 21st.  century with enthusiasm and heart, and specifically looks forward to walking with the Glade United Church of Christ during this transitional period.

Glade Staff
Director of Music and Organist
Dr. William (Bill) D. Powell, III, directs and oversees Glade’s music program. He plays organ and piano for weekly Sunday morning worship services, special services, and when available, plays for weddings and memorial services. Bill directs the Senior Choir and the Glade Tower Hand Bell Choir, holds rehearsals, and works with volunteer leaders of the youth music program. Bill plays all types of music—classical organ, gospel and blues on piano, and modern contemporary songs.

A native of Walkersville, Bill is a lifetime member of Glade UCC. After graduating from Walkersville High School, he received his B.A. degree in psychology at Hood College in Frederick, his M.A. degree in Church Music at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, and his doctorate of music degree from Shenandoah.

In addition to serving at Glade, Bill is organist at St Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church in Frederick, assistant organist at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Frederick, and adjunct instructor of piano at Hood College.

Church Secretary
Tammie Shumaker works closely with the pastor and other staff, as well as the volunteers, to ensure that things run smoothly. She is responsible for handling most of the administrative work for the church office. Tammie is also the initial point of contact for memorial contributions, use of the facilities, or to put others in touch with the appropriate parties within Glade who may be of further assistance.

Church Custodian
Isure Escalante-Carballea keeps all areas of the church clean and well maintained.

Our History

Glade Church was founded in 1750 by Rev. Michael Schlatter, a German Reformed pastor. The original church was located on the outskirts of Walkersville (1750 to 1896) and then moved to Fulton Avenue (1896 to present).

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Rev. Philip Curran | Pastor

Since 1750, we have been listening to God’s invitation that calls us to make life gentle for all of God’s people. We respect one another’s differences, value diversity, and share God’s love with our neighbors near and far.