Our staff

Rev. David Strope  


Pastor Strope has studied at Valley Forge Christian College (B.S.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R.), Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div), and the American Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem (now Jerusalem University College). He was youth pastor at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Clayton, NJ for 2 years; pastor of the Malaga and Willow Grove United Methodist Churches for 4 years; and has been the lead pastor of West Park United Methodist Church since 1990.  

Christopher Clark  

Assistant/ Youth Pastor

Pastor Chris studied at Cairn University and graduated with a B.S. in Biblical Studies and a focus on Youth Ministry.  He is currently working towards his Master’s in Arts in Religion degree at Cairn University.  He has been a part of the West Park Family since 2010, where he volunteered his time and completed his internship with the Youth Group. He has been serving as the Assistant and Youth Pastor since 2015. Pastor Chris lives in Hopewell with his wife Lauren and their daughter Lucie Grace.

Danny VanMeter

Administrative Assistant

Danny received his electrical degree from Cumberland County Technical Education Center in 1999, received his firefighter certification from Gloucester County Fire Academy in 1999 and became a Fire Investigator through the Division of Criminal Justice in 2016.  Over the years he has conquered many health issues and is a brain tumor survivor.  Along with his wife Jenna they formed Team Cyber Knives, which advocate for The National Brain Tumor Society.  In 2018 they created a "Christian based Woodworking Business" Upper Room Custom Creations LLC.  In 2014 he became a youth leader for West Park and is an integral part of our VBS Team and Live Stream Team.

Director of Children's Ministries

Karen Johns

Director of Music Ministries

Walter Webster

8:30 am Organist

Heidi Reed

11:00 am Accompanist

Nick Camerieri

Supervising Sexton

Jeanne McPherson

Assistant Sexton