Office Staff



Marita Wieder became employed by First UMC December 1983 as the Church Secretary.She is married to Ed and they have 2 married children, Erik and Tara and 5 grandchildren.
First United Methodist Church of Homestead has been my home church since the first Sunday I arrived in Homestead after our wedding in 1972. I grew up attending Wesley United Methodist Church in Phillipsburg, NJ. Church has been such an important part of my life that the first Sunday in Homestead I walked from our apartment off 8th Street to attend First church. Throughout the years I have attended on and off but God had put people into my path that brought me back to First Church.
I have had the privilege of working in the church office with the late Orville H. Ripley, Jr., W. Ernest Dorrell & Associate Rafael Vigil, Roy Harris, Gerald Van Dyken, Carlos Otero, Martha O’Reilly, Alexis Talbott ,Dale Golden and our current Pastor, Ben Stilwell-Hernandez..