• Katie Paul

    The Reverend Katie Paul is the pastor of Hollywood United Methodist Church. She began her pastorate here in July of 2016. Pastor Katie has a heart for sharing the love of God and spreading the Gospel.


    Pastor Katie grew up in Oklahoma, attended Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate work. She then moved to North Carolina and attended seminary at Duke Divinity School, earning a Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Katie has also served two appointments, one in rural North Carolina and the other on staff for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.


    Pastor Katie enjoys being outdoors, running and feeding her new found desire to sail. She also tries to keep a garden that grows more produce than weeds. To foster creativity in her life, she dances, as she has all her life. Enjoying time with her family brings joy and laughter to her life. Pastor Katie lives in Lexington Park, MD with her husband, Ryan, their son, Ethan, and dog, Sandy.

  • Candy Cain
    Youth Director

    Candy has been an active member of our church for over 20 years. She felt the nudge from God to begin volunteering with our youth group 14 years ago. She began her more formal role as Youth Director in June 2018. Some of Candy's goals for the youth group: grow in faith, in numbers and in their understanding of God's Word; to guide them to becoming leaders within the group, the church and the community; and to work in our local and world communities doing mission work. 

  • Wade Thompson
    Office Manager

    Wade is an active member of Hollywood Church of the Nazarene where, among other things, he is the youth leader and one of the worship leaders. He is also the director of the St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks Summerstock musical theatre program and an active member of the Newtowne Players. Wade is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and Nazarene Theological Seminary. Like many members of the HUMC community, Wade is a direct descendant of our church’s co-founder Miley Jones.