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AUMC Staff & Leadership

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Pastor Garrett Gouveia

Garrett M. Gouveia

Garrett comes to us from Hope United Methodist Church in Voorhees where he has been working with the youth. Garrett is also a chaplain at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.  He 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 begin his 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 (3) and son Declan (1).  He will preach for the first time on Sunday, October 10.

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Linda Holonia
Administrative Assistant

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.

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Jesse Deal

Worship Leader

Jesse was born in Audubon and baptized here at Audubon UMC. After graduating from Eastern University with a Bachelor's in Music, he worked hard to help implement the contemporary worship service here at Audubon.  He has been the contemporary worship leader for 18 years. Outside of church, he has played in jazz combos, cover bands, theater pits, full choirs, a barbershop quartet, and even a heavy metal band.


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 and is the President of Victorious Women - UMW.

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 Tait

Co-Treasurer & Worship Media Assistant


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.

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