AUMC Staff & Leadership
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Pastor Garrett Gouveia
Garrett has his MDiv from Liberty University and is currently licensed as a Local Pastor with the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. We are his first church and he is very excited to be in ministry here at Audubon United Methodist Church. He has a very caring heart and is anxious to help us continue to write Acts 29. He brings with him his wife Alexandra – Ally, daughter Dakota (4) and son Declan (2). See his message on the home page.
Linda is a former preschool teacher and legal secretary, among other things. She has been a member of AUMC for over 30 years. She enjoys her work as the administrative assistant and tries her best to keep things running smoothly. She is the mother of four and grandmother to nine. When not at work, she enjoys reading and crocheting, but her favorite times are those spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling to Lancaster, Pa. and the shore a few times each year, often with her grandchildren.
Carl Ellinwood, Jr.
Director of Music
Carl is an Elementary Music Teacher for Audubon Public Schools and is a Tenor Section Leader for the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, and the Greater Philadelphia Choral Society.
Carl received his Bachelors of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film at Rowan University. He also has a Masters of Arts in Music Education from Marywood University and a Masters of Arts in Kodaly Music Education from Loyola University.
As a singer, Carl has performed as a soloist and chorister in the Washington DC area and Philadelphia. Professional ensembles include the Washington Master Chorale, Choralis, the Washington National Cathedral, and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA, where he also served as the Children’s Choral Director. In Philadelphia, Carl has sung with Opera Philadelphia, Philadelphia Singers, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.
Kenneth R. Carson
Ken is a recent graduate of Rowan University where he majored in music. His major instrument is oboe and he minored in Pipe organ. He comes to us with an abundance of experience in church and choral music. Ken works as a technician repairing/refurbishing accordions in Philadelphia.
Staff/Parish Relations Chair
Marilyn grew up in Audubon United Methodist Church and she has worn many hats through out the years.
For 28 years, she was the Director of Music overseeing worship music as well as adult and children's choirs, instrumental ensembles and handbell choir. She has been singing soprano as a professional and volunteer soloist through out the Delaware Valley and is currently singing with the Philly Pops Festival Chorus at the Kimmel Center.
Marilyn is serving as the Chairperson for Staff Parish Relations Committee.
Lyn, as she is often called, has a degree in Music Education and vocal performance and is also certified in Early Childhood Education. She served as the Director/Head Teacher for a preschool program for many years. Marilyn also holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and worked as an HR manager for a PA health system before she retired.
Marilyn stays busy with her music and loves to sew and travel with her husband Scott. It's all about Faith, Family and Friends.
William has attended the church for his whole life and has been a member for over twenty years. He has helped in a variety of ministries and is currently serving as Co-Treasurer. He enjoys learning about machines and disasters, with particular emphasis on disasters involving machines.
Carol is a retired Legal Assistant and has been a member of Audubon UMC over 30 years. She serves AUMC as the Lay Member to Annual Conference. In addition, she is our Co-Treasurer. She assists with the Worship Media, including Facebook and website coordination. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and vacations with her husband Sam.