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Rev. Diane Pacione​, Pastor


















Rev. Pacione has over 20 years of ministry experience.  She has worked on a conference level as the youth coordinator and currently serves as a mentor to pastors going through the ordination process.  Pastor Diane has served Seaville UMC since 2008 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry at Drew Theological School. ​ She loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband, Rob, and two sons, Matt (along with his wife, Stacey) and Greg.  When not at the church or doing ministry in the community, Pastor Diane can most often be found with her two grandsons, Robert and Nicholas; one of her greatest joys in life is being their Grammy.

Want to contact Rev. Diane Pacione?

Rev. Pacione is always available via email -

If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact her via cell phone:

(609) 425-1376

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Cricket Denton Brennan
Student Pastor
















Cricket is a member of our church and has worked in the office at some capacity for several years.  She comes to us with an extensive background in communication and handles the organization of the office, church publications, website, social media and calendar.  The most recent addition to her job title includes "eco coordinator," for our eco retreats and experiential worship.


Cricket leads and coordinates several ministries within the church and acts as our Public Theology Advocate.  She loves being involved with the Music and Drama Ministries and directs the children's musical each fall.  You can always find her at our various CUPS meetings in the community and on any given day you can see her leading people in our community garden, kayaking, recycle walks, zip lining, team building, or beach cleanups.


Cricket is finishing up her graduate studies at Drew Theological School where she is earning her Masters of Divinity.  Her aspiration is to be an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, and to serve as a bridge between the community and the church.


Cricket spends as much time as she can with her family and enjoys every second she gets with her two daughters, Charlie Mae and Brighton.


Want to contact the Cricket?

Cricket can be reached via church email or by cell phone 609.350.4330


Melissa Denton Schenck
Music Director
















Missy is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and currently teaches general and vocal music at the Clayton J. Davenport Elementary School in Egg Harbor Township. Here at Seaville UMC, she is the Director of Music Ministry where she leads the Seaville UMC Choir, Bell Choir and Children's Christmas Service.


From childhood to present day, music has remained her favorite way to worship. Although she has performed all over the world, some of her fondest memories include singing with her Sunday School friends at Seaville Church. Now grown, she creates new memories every Thursday and Sunday with the Choir and Bell Choir…looking forward, each week, to the fun they have in rehearsal and service.


When not at church or school, you can find Missy singing with the UpTown Singers Community Choir as well as the Cape Shore Chorale. Missy lives in Tuckahoe with her husband, Russ and daughter, Noley.


Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing - Psalm 100:2

Margaret Birnirt
















For fifty years Margaret’s purpose of Music Ministry is to bring glory and honor to God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son.


Margaret was born on Staten Island, New York.  As a teenager she was a substitute organist for several churches on Staten Island before becoming organist for two years at St. Paul’s UMC in Tottenville.  After moving to New Jersey Margaret served at the United Methodist Church of Bound Brook for many years as interim organist, Associate Director of Music and then as Director of Music.  She established two children’s choirs, a children’s hand chime choir and directed an adult hand bell choir and vocal choir.  Margaret served at Community Baptist Church in Somerset, New Jersey as Lay Minister of Music where she provided organ accompaniment to the Praise and Worship Team and directed a children’s choir.  After moving to southern New Jersey Margaret attended Christ Fellowship in Seaville where she directed a children’s choir for four years.  Currently Margaret serves as church organist at Seaville UMC.


After retiring from Verizon, Margaret was employed at Community Christian Counseling Center in Somerset, New Jersey and Safe Room Ministries in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.  She attended Houghton College and has a Certificate in Church Music from Westminster Conservatory of Music.  Margaret has two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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