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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, Assistant Pastor

Matthew joined the staff of Calvary Mohnton as Director of Christian Education in May of 2021 and was commissioned as an Assistant Pastor in Jan. 2022. 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.

Madeline Amill, Pastor for Latino Ministry

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Just a brief summary of who I am and my plans for Calvary UMC. I have been a faithful servant of God, by the grace of God for many years. I have worked in different ministries. I helped establish a children’s church and Sunday school.
I believe I was called for many reasons, and these are just some of them. I love God, His Word, and just who He is. I believe I was called to serve, to love and nurture people. I hurt when they hurt, and through the years I’ve learned to have compassion. I’d like for people to embrace Him, In Gods’ love, and to one day accept Him as their savior.
I believe that we will impact the city of Reading guided by the Holy Spirit. With the help of others, I believe we can fulfill what the Bible said in 1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
We will let God guide us by giving us different strategies to be able to expand His Kingdom for His Glory and Honor.

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.