Our Staff

Senior Pastor


Mark Young
Contact Mark: 
Phone: 610-933-5936 ext. 201


Mark began as a pastor at First Church in July of 2012. A native of Delaware County, he has served churches in Eastern Pennsylvania (mostly in urban settings) and in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as having worked as a resident chaplain at Lancaster General Hospital. He is a graduate of Boston University and the Duke University Divinity School. He reads a lot, drinks more tea than is probably good for him, and is very glad to be serving in Phoenixville.


Director of Music Ministry







Director of Christian Education & Youth Ministry


Dave Stauffer
Contact Dave:
Phone: 610-933-5936 ext. 202


Dave Stauffer joined the staff of First Church in the summer of 2015 as Director of Christian Education. Dave grew up and currently resides in Boyertown. He graduated from Temple University in the spring of 2015 with his bachelor’s in Percussion Performance. He has a great passion for music and education, and currently teaches over 15 private students a week. He also teaches the drumlines at Pottstown and Boyertown High Schools, and performs regularly around the area with various groups, and in his duo “Dave and Richard.”

Before coming to First Church, Dave was a life member at St. Andrew UMC in New Berlinville. During his time there, he completed an internship, and volunteered regularly to work with the youth, kids, and adults through VBS, Sunday School, music, and outreach programs.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys drumming, playing video games, and watching/talking Philadelphia sports with friends.

Office Administrator


Jane Hulse
Contact Jane:
 or jhulse@fumcphoenixville.org
Phone: 610-933-5936 ext. 200


Jane Hulse joined the staff of First Church in October 2006. She comes to First Church with a degree in Business Management from DeSales University and has worked in various office environments. She is responsible for supporting the pastor and the staff as well as church members in order to further the ministry and mission of the church.

Her normal office hours are:
     9:00 am-3:30 pm Monday through Thursday
     9:00 am-2:00 pm on Fridays

Summer Hours:
     9:00 am -3:00 pm Monday through Thursday
     9:00 am – Noon on Fridays

Director of Youth Music Ministries


Gwen Miller


Gwen has been leading generations of youth choirs and music ministries at First Church.  She volunteers her time to lead our Cherub Choir, Youth Choir, and direct our Youth Musical Programs.