Meet Our Staff

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Rose Maple

Office Administrator

Not only does Rose keep our office in shape, but she also serves as the connection point for all kinds of work we do as a church in the community. She's a local Eastporter and brings years of administrative experience to our shared work.

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JoAnn Kulesza

Director of Music

While not accompanying and directing the incredible music ministry of Eastport United Methodist you can spot Joann directing the Arundel Vocal Arts Society or riding her bike around the eastern shore of Maryland. Joann recently retired from her role as the musical director of the Opera Theatre Program at the Peabody Conservatory. Her warm, empathic presence, and life-long love of music inspires us to make a joyful noise.

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Diesha Contee

Community Navigator

Diesha is a superstar. Diesha tirelessly works to connect our community and resources through the Eastport Community Food Pantry and many other community events. 

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Jenna Johnson

Minister of Play, Volunteer Clergy

Pastor Jenna is our Minister of Play brings her creative spark to the ministry of EUMC in preaching, worship leadership, and in small group studies. Originally from Mississippi, she studied at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and is now a provisional Deacon in the United Methodist Church. 

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Chris Broadwell

Pastor

Pastor Chris was appointed to Eastport United Methodist in 2019 after serving other churches in Annapolis, Boston, and New Orleans. He loves to create spaces for vibrant and inclusive worship for all people, help people discover their gifts for service, and lead people in outreach, mission, and hospitality. He and his spouse, Smith, have two kids who love to sing. You can read more from him here.