College Team: Eastern University & Messiah College (More Info)
Speaker: Andi Semler
Andi Semler has served as the Director of Youth and Young Adults at Bridgewater UMC for the last three years, and Assistant Pastor at First UMC Westfield for the past year. She received her B.A. in Communications and is looking forward to receiving her M.Div. from Drew Theological School this Spring. Throughout her time in ministry, Andi has worked hard to develop thriving youth ministry and adult small group programs. She is passionate about connecting with and meeting the needs of those in her congregation, and working collaboratively with her church to serve those in their local community. Andi’s philosophy of ministry can be described as Spirit-led, community driven, and relationally inspired. Andi and her soon-to-be husband are excited to step into a new season of marriage and ministry together!
Speaker: Erica Munoz
Rev. Erica (Milone) Munoz has been ordained an Elder in Full Connection in 2012. She grew up in the Newton UMC and went on to receive a Bachelors of Music Education from WV Wesleyan College and a Masters of Divinity from the Boston University School of Theology. She also obtained a Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry from the Boston Theological Institute. Upon graduation, she was appointed as the GNJ Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries and Safe Sanctuaries. In 2014 she was appointed to Aldersgate UMC in East Brunswick, NJ and has served as the Chair of the Raritan Valley District Committee on Ministry, Secretary of the GNJ Board of Pensions and Health Benefits and as a Circuit Elder in the Metro Highlands region. In July of 2022, she was appointed the Lead Pastor of Trinity UMC in Hackettstown, NJ. She and her husband, Matt, have two children, Madelyn 10 and Braelon 7, a Goldendoodle named Hazel and 2 kittens, Smokey and Leo. Rev. Munoz has a heart for young people and is excited to join the MWA team in 2023!!