Lynda Bates-Stepe

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Rev Lynda J. Bates-Stepe grew up in the United Methodist Church in Branford, Connecticut and has served churches in CT and NY since 1987.  She has been on Long Island for over 20 years first at Setauket UMC, then Interim at East Meadow UMC and then at Commack UMC. Most recently she has served with the people of Smithtown UMC as Interim after the untimely death of their pastor.  Rev. Lynda and the people of Smithtown UMC were pleased when the Bishop made her the regularly appointed pastor on July 1, 2019.

Rev. Bates-Stepe serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the District Board of Ministry, and enjoys working with colleagues and mentoring those who are just beginning their ministry.  She and her husband, Atis Stepe, love living in the parsonage with their two dogs, David and JP, and their turtle, Buddy.  

Music Director

Bowei Chen

Our Music Director, Mr. Bowei Chen is looking for Choir Members to join the Smithtown United Methodist Church Choir.

If you love to sing and would like to join us, please contact the church office at (631) 265-6945 for more information.

Wesleyan School Director

Tracy Truncale

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Tracy Truncale was appointed Director of the Wesleyan School in 2017, but began her association with Wesleyan as a teacher at Wesleyan Preschool since 2003. Both of her children attended Wesleyan and have since graduated from Smithtown East. She received an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The State University of Farmingdale, a BA in Elementary Education from The State University of Oneonta, and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from The State University of Stony Brook.

Tracy has been married for over 25 years to her husband, Jack. Her son Jack is currently attending The State University of Farmingdale and her daughter Paige is currently attending The Fashion Institute of Technology.

Tracy enjoys going on vacation with family and friends, swimming, yoga and reading.

Parkinson's Therapy Director

Brianne Mathews


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