Rev. William Thomas


Appointed as lead pastor here at Hereford Faith & Life in July 2011, Bill is a graduate of Western Maryland College. He taught Art at Westminster High School in Carroll County before earning his Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He served as a pastor and leader in the United Methodist Church for 13 years. In 1993, Bill affiliated with the Foursquare Gospel Church and served the Foursquare Church in Westminster for 18 years. During that time, he also served several years as a Divisional Superintendent in the Mid-Atlantic District of Foursquare churches. Bill has a background in sports as an athlete and coach and has been a leader in the ministries of Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Intervarsity Campus Ministry. Bill and his wife, Linda (who served as an ordained co-pastor with him in Westminster), have been married for 48 years and have 8 children ranging in age from 44 years old to 18 years old, and 10 grandchildren.  Their youngest two children were adopted from China as God opened the hearts and home of the Thomas family for the world. Their family mission statement is: “One starfish at a time.” Bill also serves as a trained leadership coach with the UMC Mid-Atlantic Foundation working with pastors and church leaders. His passions include seeing people and churches become fully alive in Christ. One of Bill’s life verses is:


“Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” ~Isaiah 40:31



Susan Brown, Finance Manager


Sue has been a member of Hereford UMC for the past 35 years. She has served as Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee, Council Member and volunteer for whatever, whenever is needed.

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” ~  Hebrews 12:1b


Linda Marcus, Communications Secretary


Linda came on staff in 2012. She came to know the Lord as a mom with two young children, and He gave her an unquenchable thirst for His Word and a heart for women’s ministry. Before coming to HF&L, she was an active member of Community Bible Study, a worldwide ministry dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ through in-depth Bible Study. Linda served in leadership at the Westminster CBS class for 5 years and then as Teaching Director of the Eldersburg Class for 11 years. She has also served on several Maryland Walk to Emmaus Retreats, as well as Maryland Chrysalis Retreats (the Emmaus ministry to teens).
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature,
upholding all things by His powerful Word.
Hebrews 1:3

Julie Morgan, Chancel Choir Director



Barbara Lindsay Schroyer, TWO BY TWO Preschool Director

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Barbara, Steven and their 3 children joined Hereford UMC in 1995. One Sunday morning the Pastor preached about future paths for Community service.  It was then that the Lord planted a seed in Barbara’s heart for a Preschool; and in September 2000, TWO BY TWO opened its doors to 26 children. Today we have grown into a very special Preschool filled with love and laughter, 50 children and 11 staff members. The Lord has given us a place of acceptance, grace and joy.

                                                 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them!                                                                                       For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”                                 Matthew 19:14