Pastor’s Corner


John Neider is currently the pastor of Romansville and Glen Moore United Methodist Churches. He has also served at Hopewell UMC and Christ UMC. Before becoming a pastor, he worked in hospitals in the Midwest including University of Minnesota and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centers, and later, The Chester County Hospital and University of Pennsylvania Hospitals in addiction research and later, hospital administration. In the 1990’s he joined the Healthcare Information Technology world in a marketing role for Shared Medical Systems in Malvern, which was purchased by the German corporation, Siemens and later, sold to Cerner Healthcare. He then retired to solely focus on being a pastor. His passions include urban ministry and particularly working outside the walls of the church. He has gone on mission trips to South Africa and Haiti. He serves in a Celebrate Recovery community (a faith-based program for people who struggle with hurts, habits or hang-ups) that meets in Downingtown, PA at The Well. He is an Air Force veteran having served from 1966-1970 in both Asia and Europe and last, is a single parent of 5 grown children, Sean, Kate, Ian, Jenny and Colin and grandparent of Aidan and Lana. He loves to hike, read, teach bible study, especially outside in the park.