Pastor Justin Spano
Pastor Justin Spano began serving Frankford Plains UMC and the greater community on July 1, 2023. Justin was born and raised in Jefferson Twp. NJ, and has a fond familiarity with Augusta from his many trips in and through the area. Signs of his future calling were evident from an early age; as a small child he could often be found putting on worship services in his grandparents’ living room. He joined The United Methodist Church (UMC of Lake Hopatcong) in 2015. Though FPUMC is his first pastoral appointment, he is presently completing his M.Div. at Drew Theological School, and he has served as a certified lay servant in the Skylands District for several years. As a certified lay servant, he has preached at several churches in the district, including serving on the preaching team at First UMC (Dover, NJ) from June 2022-May 2023.
Justin is very passionate about leading people in developing personal and communal relationships with God through prayer, Scripture, worship, fellowship, and service. He believes that God’s love, grace, and mercy extends to all that God has made, and as disciples of Christ we are called to join in God’s missions of restoring wholeness to creation. As members of the Body of Christ, all people have sacred gifts and worth that are integral to the fluorshing of God’s Kingdom.
Justin has an older brother (Evan) and a younger sister (Dianna). He cites his maternal grandfather (Art Muller) as his foundational faith mentor. In his free time he enjoys being with family and friends, and spending time outdoors.
Other Staff Members
Doris Delmont, Administrative Assistant
Doris has served as Administrative Assistant (Secretary) for over 30 years and feels blessed to serve the Pastor and congregation in that roll. She is married to her husband Adrian for 50 years and they have three daughters (Stacey, Kim & Andrea) and five grandchildren (Brady, Kenzie, Logan, Cooper and Callie). Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-7-2-0334 with any questions and she will either answer or direct you to the proper person.