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Senior Pastor

Rev. Siobhan Sargent

Rev. Siobhan Sargent is appointed to the position of Senior Pastor here at Memorial United Methodist Church. Prior to moving to White Plains, Rev. Sargent served as the Associate Pastor of the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan. Over the last seven years she has worked with children and youth while also developing ministry with students at Columbia University and Morningside Heights. Rev. Sargent's gifts rest in developing leaders within the church community. She is committed to a fully inclusive church where all ages, races, sexual orientations, gender expressions and economic circumstances are lifted up and affirmed as not only children of God but also as vitally integral to the Body of Christ. With a heart for social justice, Rev. Sargent believes that the "Good News" of the Gospel is found in sharing Jesus' radical message of love with the least, the lost and the marginalized. She hopes that through the witness and action of Memorial UMC all might come to know the peace and love of Jesus Christ. 


Minister of WOrship Arts

Nancy Seabold


Nancy Seabold received her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Years ago, she performed as a solo artist throughout the United States and Canada in Community Concerts and sang leading roles for the Opera Company of Boston, Ford’s Theater in Washington DC, Goodspeed Opera in East Haddam, Connecticut, The Spoleto Festival, Italy, as well as second soprano solos for Handel’s Messiah with the Boston Symphony. She has had an industrious career teaching music as well: Drew University as an Affiliate Artist and at private schools, nearest by being The Rippowam Cisqua School, New York. Nancy directed the campus ministry Crossing Choir, where students came to explore their faith and work for social justice. (On the U of Wisconsin campus, Madison). She has directed choirs, 250 students at High Point Christian school and also has worked with middle and high school students in improvisation, creating theater through her Vocal-Arts studio for singing actors. Her specialty is private voice, yet most students have also studied piano with her. The last few years she has sung for hire for church concerts in Connecticut and has been a free lance organist & choir leader for area churches, as well.  Nancy is excited to minister through the arts and music, including outreach, as we connect to our community and world using that universal language.  "Love and the arts go hand in hand for sure. I feel blessed to be here.”



Pat Tolson



Pat joined us in September 2017 as Director of Building Operations. She joins us after 14 years in management at RadioShack where she managed a team of sales staff. She trained higher level management in many different aspects of the business. Pat is very tech savvy and brings to the church many skills and a helpful positive attitude. She has been a member of the church for over 5 years and in her spare time enjoys assisting seniors learn the latest technology.




Jane Johnson


Jane joined us in August 2016, after taking a career break to raise her two children. She was born and raised in England where she studied accounting and management. She previously worked in the finance industry and is the treasurer of several voluntary organizations in Rye, NY. She enjoys yoga and tennis and  walking her dog Harriet.



Director of the Early Childhood Center

Margaret Rowan



Margaret Rowan joined The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church in July 2014.  

Margaret has been in Early Childhood Education for over 30 years with her last 22 years spent as a director. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Mercy College and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of New Rochelle.  Margaret loves working with children, families and faculty members.  Her hobbies include reading, walking, exploring, talking with children, and learning new things. Her passions include spending time with friends and family, community service projects and learning anything new in the field of education or special edcation.  Her favorite children’s book is Where the Wild Things Are.