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Our Ministers

Pastor – Rev. Brooke A. Scott (she/her) is originally from the Philadelphia area. She is a Black, cisgender, queer-identified Presbyterian and is beginning her first ordained call as both the part-time pastor of Church on Main and as the Presbytery’s organizing pastor in Wilmington stationed at Hanover Presbyterian Church.  In the Spring of 2020, she completed a dual degree program, receiving both her MDiv (Master of Divinity) and MSW (Master of Social Work) from Duke Divinity School and the University of North Carolina, respectively. Her social work experiences include case management, mental health/suicide prevention, and homeless intervention. Brooke is passionate about helping people heal religious trauma. She also believes in using faith to liberate and empower historically marginalized communities, as well as transform unjust systems.  In her free time, she enjoys reading books, writing, listening to music and podcasts, collecting vinyl records, practicing yoga, and traveling.


Ecumenical Minister in Residence – Rev. Dr. Peter J. Paris (he/him/his) is an ordained Baptist minister who holds dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. He is a retired professor of Christian Social Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has lectured and preached widely in Canada, the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Brazil and India. He has published several books including “Black Religious Leaders: Unity in Diversity” and “The Spirituality of African Peoples: The Search for a Common Moral Discourse,” and he currently serves as Editor of the “Religion, Race, and Ethnicity” series at New York University Press. Peter and his wife Adrienne Daniels live Middletown, DE, and he serves as the Ecumenical Minister in Residence at Church on Main, providing wisdom and guidance for our community.


Administrative Assistant- Sam C.

Board Members

We are governed by a Board elected by Members of Church on Main. Each Board member serves a 3 year term, with 2 consecutive terms possible. As of spring 2024, our Board members consist of:

•Barbara MacGeorge
•Teryl Price
•Justin Bedo
•Heather Wray

Our Board is led by:
– Rev. Brooke Scott, Pastor

Our Board works closely with:
– Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan – New Castle Presbytery Missional Presbyter
– Ken Jones – Treasurer

Our Staff

Church on Main is supported by a few staff members you may recognize when you visit, in addition to our Pastor and Preachers!

Sam C. (She/Her/Hers) is administrative assistant. She will be working closely with Pastor Brooke Scott in order to keep the church organized and on track with scheduling and other things as events take place. You might see her and her son around sometimes doing things for the church. Sam’s first job is a teacher, she works with students who are Deaf and hard of hearing in a school district in Delaware. She is a passionate and hard working individual who is excited to be part of the church!

Picture of Sam, a white woman with brown hair and a nose piercing. She is smiling with a sunset behind her.

Theodore (Theo) A. (He/Him/His) is our Worship Technician! He manages both the live sound during our Sunday services, as well as our digital technologies-such as the Zoom meetings me hold for accessibility! He’s also currently working on updating our website (hi!). Theo is passionate about community and connection, and is always happy to help out if you’re ever confused or need anything during services or when accessing our website. Outside of Church on Main, Theo is also involved with theatre and an audio engineer. You can sometimes catch him across the street helping with shows at the Everett Theatre! Feel free to say hi!


Our Guest Preachers

Church on Main uses a rotating preaching schedule, so you’ll almost never hear from the same preacher 2 weeks in a row. In addition to our Ministers, here are some of the people whose preaching we’ve been blessed by! 


Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan is the Missional Presbyter of New Castle Presbytery. After having pastored four churches in both Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, she came to New Castle Presbytery because she was inspired by our emphasis on helping churches live courageously into their calling. She is the primary staff person for the Ignite Committee and presbytery mission partnerships. Tracy graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min. in Preaching). She has served on presbytery Committee on Ministry, interfaith ministries, conflict resolution resourcing, and with homeless/marginalized communities. Tracy and her husband, the Rev. Jim Mehler, have two grown daughters. She plays the piano, writes music, rides a Harley, and looks for the joy.

A native of Grasonville, MD, Demetrio Beach (he/him/his) spent over twelve years in faithful ministry with the United Methodist Church. He studied at Wesley Theological Seminary in DC and has a passionate love for Christ, the church and the world.

Rev. Ryan Scott (he/him/his) has lived in Middletown with his wife, daughter, and two cats since 2012. Delaware is the 10th state he’s lived in, but one of the few to really feel like home. Ryan has a history degree from Eastern Nazarene College and a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has worked as a pastor and in various non-profits and was ordained by the Church of the Nazarene in 2010. Ryan is author of The Sinai Experiment and is the national columnist for He loves watching sports, overanalyzing movies, and attempting to stand on the highest point in every state. Ryan and his family live in Middletown Village where they strive to be good neighbors and build community. He’s passionate about helping people think through what it means to live out Christ’s love in the world. He writes regularly at

Thank you for your service!

Past Friends of Church on Main:

•Salina Brett
• Rev. Dr. Anne Ledbetter