Wesley United Methodist Church

Columbus , New Jersey





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Hedding United Methodist Church

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     Pam Cain
     Fred Cain

Our Staff

Neill Tolboom - Pastor

Pastor Neill Tolboom became the pastor of our congregation for the second time in 2014. He served our church previously from July 1998 to June 2001. 

Pastor Tolboom is excited to have returned to our church. He is enjoying ministering to a smaller congregation and reconnecting with the community. 

Before going into the ministry, he was Director of Computer Operations for TD bank, an International Auditor, and a College Recruiter. 


 He also volunteers at numerous nonprofit organizations, plays golf and softball, and is a financial adviser for numerous organizations.  He was born in Canada to an author and a fur trader and spent the earliest part of his life in the high Artic.

Neill is married to Deb who is a past college professor at Mercer County Community College. They have one son Ryan, a college teacher, who is married, and they have seven-year-old twins.

When he returned to our church, he told us that the greatest change, since his time here, was that his sermons have gotten a lot better and that he recognizes that coming to know each person and creating a church that loves one another is the most important part of his ministry.

On June 10th, 2023
Rev. Neill Tolboom
 celebrated 25 years as an ordained minister
On 6/10/1998 he became a Deacon in the United Methodist Church
He received his Master's of Divinity Degree on 6/29/1998.

On 6/6/2000 he became an Elder in the United Methodist Church

On 5/18/2002 he received his Doctorate of Ministry

In 1998 he was appointed to a 2-point charge
Welsey UMC  and Hedding UMC
 Mansfield Township NJ

In 2001 he was appointed to First United Methodist Church
Hightstown NJ

in 2007 he was appointed to Morristown United Methodist Church
Morristown, NJ

In 2014 he was once again appointed to our 2-point charge
Wesley UMC and Hedding UMC

On Sunday, June 25, 2023
we celebrated his 25th anniversary
and the 13 glorious years that he has been with Wesley



               Deb Tolboom                                 Marlene Hevey          

            Choir Director                                     Organist

      Sunday School Coordinator