Sandy R. Verner was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey and grew up in Collingwood, New Jersey. She graduated from Collingswood High School (played sports – hockey, basketball, tennis). Educationally, Sandy graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business from Keystone Junior College (LaPlume, Pennsylvania). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Rider College (now University) with a minor in Accounting. Sandy taught Business subjects for over 34 ½ years at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly and Pinelands Regional High School in Tuckerton. She coached girls’ tennis in both schools.
Sandy joined the Pemberton United Methodist Church in 1996 and has sung in the choir, worked on the Trustees and Financial Committees, and taught Children’s Sunday School. She also set up (in PowerPoint) the presentations on the “overhead” used during the service. Presently, she serves as the Chairperson for the Finance Committee and Administrative Board. Of all of her many responsibilities, she is also a lead counter of the offering.
Robert L. Butler (President of the Trustees)
Bob has been a member of Pemberton for 31 years. He has served as a President of Trustees, Finance Committee, United Methodist Men Chairman, and Administrative Council Chairman for 20+ years. Bob is married to Lisa R. Butler. Together, they have three children Robert Michael, Kyle T., and Kimberly J. Butler who are all members of the Pemberton United Methodist Church. Bob has served as an officer for 20 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He flew as a corporate pilot for 28 years and retired in 2014. Bob enjoys playing golf, being at the beach, hunting and traveling.
Shirley Adams (Lay Leader/ Lay Leader to the Conference)
Jasmine Poole is the founder of Jesus People Elite Enterprise (JPELITE), a community nonprofit committed to engaging, empowering, and educating all members of the Pemberton Township, Burlington County, NJ. community. Poole provides personal fitness training, addresses food insecurity, and organizes outreach events including: back to school backpack drives, winter coat drives, help for the holidays, and much more. Over the past five years, Poole has mentored over three hundred youth. This passion began at age 17 when, as a basketball player herself, she organized basketball training camps for at-risk youth in her community. In 2018 at the age of 24, Poole graduated from The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ with a degree in English and numerous education credits. The College’s commitment was to provide service-learning, where she expanded her vision and decided to put her experience to good use back in Pemberton. Currently, Jasmine has decided to further her studies at Rutgers University to broaden her passion to impact and lead communities in need. She is in the Public Administration graduate program.
Kristi Vanbramer grew up in Toms River, NJ before moving to Browns Mills, NJ 16 years ago. She is married to Kenny and they have 5 awesome children and 8 beautiful grandchildren. Kris has been a member of PUMC since 2007 and has helped with many mission trips. Kris is a transformative leader, who brings years of experience working with youth. Her passion for young people and transparency is what makes her so relatable. She also works as a substitute teacher in the local school district and volunteers at her local fire company.