“I am humbled and delighted to be joining the Princeton United Methodist Church on what I think is the most exciting journey in life, namely, being ever growing disciples of Jesus Christ,” says Virginia (Ginny) Samuel Cetuk. She will preach on Sunday, July 2, at 10 a.m., and the service will include Holy Communion.
Ginny has been appointed as Interim Administrative Pastor for 2017-2018, along with Trey Wince, who was appointed as Interim Worship Pastor. Essentially they are splitting the job of our former Senior Pastor, Jana Purkis-Brash.
“My favorite things in life include asking questions, exploring big ideas, reading books about things I know nothing about, gardening, and getting to meet and work with others,” says Ginny. “All of these things happen in church!”
Born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Ginny has a BA from Lycoming College and a Masters in Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary. She was Associate Pastor of the Martinsville United Methodist Church and then staff chaplain at Overlook Hospital for two years followed by an additional three years as Hospice Chaplain.
Returning to Drew in 1981, she served as Associate Dean for 32 of her 35 years at the school. She also served as Dean of Students for two years and interim Dean of the Theological School for one year. She met her husband, Norman Cetuk, in college; they live in Bridgewater and have two sons, Russell and Mitchell.
During his years of church leading, planting, consulting and pastoring, Trey earned a reputation as a vibrant, fun-loving leader. He knows the area well because he served as pastor of Kingston UMC.
He majored in English at Baylor University and has a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as College Director (serving students at Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities), Director of Young Adult Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, and international missions coordinator with Joshua Expeditions.
Currently Trey is Director of New Disciples at the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference and he will continue part-time in that position. Trey and his wife, Debbie, live in Kingston with their son, Liam. Trey’s first sermon will be July 16 at 10 a.m.