Serving the community for 140 years

Pastor Shauna Ridge

Pastor Shauna Ridge was appointed to lead Thorndale United Methodist Church on July 1, 2017. Pastor Shauna heard God’s call to church leadership while serving as the Director of Lay Ministries at Hopewell UMC in Downingtown. She completed her Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in May 2014.  She also holds a B.A. in Dynamics of Human…

Cheryl Faust

Cheryl Faust recently joined the staff in early January 2020 as our church Business Administrator.  Cheryl has been a member of Thorndale UMC for over 30 years serving in a variety of leadership positions.  She grew up in Northeastern Pa., and is a veteran of the United States Army where she served for four years both stateside and in Germany. For 26…

Lawrence Rappoldt

Lawrence Rappoldt came to Thorndale UMC in December of 1978.  At that time, he organized the church’s first handbell choir and served as organist for all the church’s worship services.   Larry also accompanied the Chancel Choir on the organ or piano.  The focus of Larry’s ministry is now on the 8:30 AM traditional worship service.  He also is responsible for music ministry…

Josh Dwyer

Josh graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 2007, and began working at Communications Test Design, Inc. shortly after. In 2011, Josh enrolled at Full Sail University, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Show Production and Touring. After graduation, Josh accepted a job at PSAV, a global company that specializes in full-service event production. At PSAV, he continued to improve…