Pastor Ben LeePastor Ben Lee

Pastor Ben Lee came to Flemington UMC in July 2017, excited about the possibilities of a strong church community in the heart of Main Street. His passion, approachability, and enthusiasm are contagious, and all are deeply rooted in living, sustaining faith. Under his leadership, he and the church plan to reach out and bless the community with youth and family ministries, spirit-filled worship, diverse musical offerings, lifelong learning opportunities, and connections to our local and global community.

Pastor Ben holds a B.A. in English with a focus on creative writing from the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers – New Brunswick and a M. Div. from Drew Theological School. He is also a veteran of the US Air Force where he served as a meteorologist, as well as the National Park Service where he worked as a historical interpreter at Thomas Edison National Historical Park and other historical sites. He has lots of stories to tell but prefers to listen. He is a reader, writer, cook, drummer, bad golfer, father, husband, and disciple of Jesus Christ.

If you need to get in touch with Pastor Ben, you can email him.


GretchenGretchen Gardner, Administrative Assistant 

Gretchen Gardner joined the Flemington UMC team as the administrative assistant in 2017. She has lived in Raritan Township for 27 years, with her husband Glenn. She and her husband raised three sons here in Flemington, and are now enjoying being grandparents!

Gretchen attended Drew University and the University of Delaware, and was graduated with a degree in Anthropology. She was the Office Manager for Hunterdon Christian Academy for 5 years, and an Office Manager at Miracle Dental Associates for 4 years. She and her husband have attended Grace Covenant Baptist Church for 30+ years. She is excited to be able to be back at FUMC to be a servant and a facilitator to Pastor Ben, and all the good people here.