Centerport United Methodist Church

Meet Our Staff


CUMC is staffed with faithful, dedicated, compassionate people who genuinely love the work they are doing.  




We are happy to announce the approval of Wayne Redman as a Certified Lay Minister, serving part-time here at CUMC. Wayne officially began his time with us this past Easter Sunday, April 1st. We will formally introduce him to the congregation on Sunday, April 15th.


A Certified Lay Minister is the most trained lay position in the United Methodist Church. The few people who have attained this certification have broad skill base and can lead in many areas in parish ministry. Prior to his time here at CUMC, Wayne had been very involved in all aspects of ministry at the Hempstead UMC. He has a good amount of preaching experience, has been Superintendent of Sunday School, served in Youth Leadership, as well as recently serving as the Executive Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead. Wayne has participated or led many ministries in the life of the church, is currently serving as Associate Lay Leader for the Long Island East District and has preached at several churches in our District. We look forward to Wayne serving with us here in Centerport.


The SPR committee interviewed Wayne, listening to his call to ministry and his journey in life. They unanimously recommended him, and Church Council unanimously approved the expanded position Wayne will assume. His emphasis will include education (with the biggest focus on Sunday School administration), worship, community outreach (including social media), prayer, and small group development.


Please continue to pray for Wayne’s journey ahead with support, encouragement, and love. Some of you have already had the pleasure of meeting Wayne. If you haven’t, we encourage you to introduce yourself to him, welcome him, and spend time getting to know him.


Senior Pastor

Rev. Roy Grubbs

Jessalyn Duggan

Director of Music

Sandy Ciafardini

Sunday School Co-Coordinator

Paula Sherman
Sunday School Co-Coordinator

Certified Lay Minister

Wayne Redman

Connie Kozlowski

Administrative Assistant

Ted Brummel

Youth Co-Coordinator

Gina Grubbs

Youth Co-Coordinator

2018 Church Council

To see the members for Church Council, please click on the .pdf format link below.

Our Staff


Ministers:                All the people of the church

Dreambuilders:              All the people of the church

Senior Pastor : Rev. Roy Grubbs

Certified Lay Minister: Wayne Redman

Music Director : Jessalyn Duggan

Cherub & Youth Choir Director: Laurie Hawkins

 Youth Directors: Ted Brummel & Gina Grubbs

Administrative Assistant:  Connie Kozlowski

Sunday School Coordinators: Sandy Ciafardini and Paula Sherman