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Ministry Staff

Rev. James McSavaney



Rev. James comes to Glenmont from Baltimore, where he served Arnolia UMC for three years and, prior to that, Hampden UMC and Grace UMC. He completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Johns Hopkins Hospital and earned his Masters in Divinity studying at Emory University and then Wesley Seminary. Rev. James grew up outside of Atlanta, and he and his spouse, Amy, have two children.

Naoko Kawashima



Originally from Japan, Naoko has been the organist at GUMC since December 2017.  She performs frequently at major venues in the DC metro area; a recent highlight was playing for Haydn's "Creation" with choir and orchestra in June.  Naoko is a member of the Friday Morning Music Club and the National Guild of Piano Teachers, and she is a founder of MEL Music.  She also composed for the 2018 short film "Goyo Pine Bonsai."  Naoko enjoys running, swimming, and bicycling, and she cares for a delightful array of pets: her dog/soul mate Jazmine, and a rabbit, guinea pig, gecko, fish and water frog.

We're Hiring!


Church Administrator

We're hiring!

Our Church Administrator has accepted a position elsewhere with greater responsibilities and is returning to life in the pews as a member of the congregation. Learn more about the position here, and send a resume and cover letter to

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