Our Church Leadership
St. Paul's United Church of Christ thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:
See Pastor Ken's bio at Pastor's Page.
Ruth Nead has been the Church Secretary for about 12 years and has been a member of St. Paul's UCC since 1956, however the Nead Family was one of the earliest members of the church. Ruth retired from the business world in 1995 where she had been an Executive Administrator and Statistical Typist for all of her business career. She is now enjoying the job of Church Secretary. She had been a member of St. Paul's Sanctuary Choir for more than 40 years; served as a Deacon for several terms and President of Consistory; and has the distinction of being the first female Elder ordained by St. Paul's. Her duties as Church Secretary include preparing the weekly worship service bulletin and St. Paul's newsletter, "The Herald", from September through June. She also prepares special mailings when needed.
Ruth was born in Newark, New Jersey and for a time resided at the Masonic Home in Burlington, New Jersey. She attended New Jersey public schools and graduated from high school in 1947. She married Richard W. Nead in 1952 and was blessed with three children, Richard W. Nead Jr, Cheryl Nead Macik and Alison Ruth Nead. She has been a resident of Garwood since 1955.