Join us each Sunday for the 8:30AM Zoom worship or the In-house service at 10:30AM. Sunday school for all ages is offered from 9:30-10:30AM. All are welcome!

Our Staff

Pastor Tamie J. Scalise

Born in upstate New York and raised in Lancaster County, Pastor Tamie resides in the Reading area with her partner, Frank, and two amazing children, Sam and Juliana. With a Master’s degree in elementary education, she worked in public schools before resigning to pursue her Master of Divinity at Lancaster Theological Seminary. With the spirit of a humble servant and disciple, I long to foster my love for Jesus and, in response, mirror God’s compassion, mercy, and love unto the world. At the heart of my ministry is faith that God is love (l John 4:8).
Currently, Pastor Tamie is a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church and pursuing ordination. It was out of Calvary UMC of Mohnton that she was called into ministry as an ordained elder and served one year as the Director of Youth Ministries. Her first appointment was as an associate pastor serving the First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) where her primary role was to foster an intergenerational community in educational and worship experiences.
Pastor Tamie was appointed and welcomed back to her home church, Calvary UMC, as the Senior Pastor on July 1st, 2019.

Matthew Davis, Director of Christian Education

Matthew joined the staff of Calvary Mohnton as Director of Christian Education in May of 2021. Originally from Philadelphia, he currently lives near Lebanon with his wife Elizabeth and two children. He has worked in ministry with children and youth for over 17 years. He has previously served several churches throughout eastern PA as well as worked for both Pocono Plateau and Gretna Glen Camp and Retreat Center. In addition, he has previously served as the Director of Youth Ministries for The Eastern Pa Conference. He is currently a candidate for ministry and seeks to continue toward future ordination. Psalm 100 says, “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Janet Dearstyne, Administrator

Janet is the wife of Ken Dearstyne, Jr. and an active member of Calvary UMC for over 35 years. She has been involved in leadership and as a participant in many ministries, including: Trustees, Church Council, Calvary Before/After School Care, Nomination & Leadership, Bell Choir, Good Shepherd Mission team member, Sunday school teacher, Missions Chairperson, and Lay Worship Leader.
Janet graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to working at Calvary UMC, she was a Branch Banking Officer with Meridian Bank (f/k/a American Bank) for 10 years. In 1992, Janet accepted the position of Church Secretary (now Administrator). Over the years, her roles/responsibilities have varied according to the needs of the congregation.
Janet has two grown, married children, Andrea and Aaron, as well as one grandson, Blake.
Janet’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

EBERSOLE1 Linda Ebersole, Organist & Choir Director

I am married to Charles Ebersole. We are the parents of six children: Judy, Rachael, Carmen, Seth, Candace, and Isaiah. We are members of Fleetwood Bible Church, where we are active as facilitators of a parenting group. For many years, we served together in the music ministry of Grace Bible Fellowship Church.
I grew up in Berks County, and I am delighted to serve the Lord in our “Jerusalem”. My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
I am employed as a staff accompanist for Berks Youth Chorus. Additionally, I am the Co-Director of the Blue Mountain Heritage Chorus of Hamburg, and teach piano lessons.
God has provided the funds for me to study at Andersonville Theological Seminary, where I am pursuing a degree in Biblical Languages. In my free time, I enjoy flower gardening, walking, listening to sermons, genealogy, and playing with my grandchildren.