Meet Our Staff

Rev. Terri Cofiell

Pastor


Our lead pastor has actually returned to Epworth: she was baptized in our first location on Cockeysville Road in 1958! A graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary and Towson University (not to mention Dulaney High School), in 2020 she celebrated the 35th anniversary of her ordination. Prior to 1985, she worked as Youth Director at St. John’s UMC in Lutherville and Student Assistant Pastor at Glenelg UMC in Howard County. Serving in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia for the previous 23 years, her appointment to Epworth is truly a homecoming. 


Rev. Cofiell brings a variety of gifts and experience to our congregation. She served in The Baltimore-Washington Conference’s Deaf Ministry as a Chaplain (Gallaudet University and St. Elizabeths Hospital) and as pastor of the Magothy UMC of the Deaf before returning to traditional pastoral ministry. She has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Conference Council on Youth Ministries, and the Communications Commission. She has written curriculum for The United Methodist Publishing House and Abingdon Press and leads a Contemplative Photography retreat each October for The BWC. 


In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and wandering with her camera. Widowed in 2016, Pastor Terri shares her home with Jessie, a 70+ pound Giant Schnauzer.


Terri is retiring from ministry, and her last day with Epworth is June 30th.


Melissa Feigenbaum

Director of Epworth Children's Center


Melissa Feigenbaum has served as the director of the Epworth Children’s Center since June 2017. Prior to coming to Epworth, she taught third grade, kindergarten, and pre-school classes in Baltimore City. Melissa loves working with children and helping to make a difference in their lives. She graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2013 and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2016. In her free time, she enjoys figure skating, arts and crafts and spending time with family and friends.


Cara Norris

Administrative Assistant


Originally from central Pennsylvania, Cara lives in nearby Reisterstown, MD with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Scout. The family attends Reisterstown UMC where Cara also volunteers as the Sunday School Coordinator.


Cara has served as Epworth’s administrative assistant since 2017. Before that, she was a full-time mom. Everyone at Epworth (staff, volunteers, parishioners) relies on Cara to attend to the many details of keeping the church running smoothly. From coordinating flowers to the altar to helping those less fortunate who come seeking assistance, Cara is always ready to help.


In her spare time, you can find Cara reading, hanging out with her family, hiking, or making a list – there is always a list!