A Place Where All Are Valued & Embraced

We are delighted to have you here, whether you're joining us in person, online, or exploring for the first time. At College Park UMC, we believe in creating a warm and inclusive community where everyone is valued and embraced.

No matter where you are on your spiritual journey – whether you're seeking answers, rediscovering your faith, or have been a longtime follower of Christ – there is a place for you here. Our community is diverse, and we celebrate the unique stories and backgrounds that each person brings.

As we gather together for worship, fellowship, and service, our hope is that you will experience the love of God and find a sense of belonging. Feel free to connect with us, ask questions, and explore the many opportunities to grow spiritually and build meaningful relationships.

Our Vision

Empowering lives through a journey of spiritual growth and community engagement, envisioning a dynamic congregation passionately connected to God's love, actively serving with compassion, and fervently committed to making disciples for the transformative glory of Jesus Christ.

Wherever you find yourself on your spiritual path—whether you're new to the church scene, a lifelong Christian, or somewhere in between—there's a place reserved for you here.

About Staff

Rev. Evelyn Romero

Rev. Evelyn Romero was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Vieques, Puerto Rico, in 1979. In the year of 1988, she moved back to the US to work as a Social Worker in Reading, PA.

She received her bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico (1988) and has a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary (2015).

Rev. Romero served as Associate Pastor of Middletown UMC in Middletown, MD, for three years and previously served for ten years at Hughes-El Buen Samaritano UMC in Wheaton, MD. Rev. Romero is a Provisional Elder for the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Rev. Romero's greatest hope is for a church to offer God's radical and inclusive grace to all people while calling every follower of Jesus to inner holiness, missional compassion, and justice rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

She is the proud mother of two adult children, Eduardo and Emilio. She enjoys being the grandmother of three precious grandchildren who bring immense joy to her life.

Nora Eidelman

Nora is the Church Administrator & Outreach Director. She joined the CPUMC in November 2021 as Church Administrator and as Outreach Director in January 2023.

She was born in Asunción, Paraguay, moved to the United States in 1988 and was located in Prince George's County in 1995. She currently resides in College Park, MD.

Nora is active in city and community affairs and serves as Commissioner in the Ethics Commission for the City of College Park, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland Global Campus in 2006, with a Minor in Paralegal Studies.

Previously, Nora served as the Deputy Director of Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc., and Chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission for Prince George's County.

In December 2019, Nora was awarded the William L. Marbury Outstanding Advocate Award by Maryland Legal Services Corporation. This recognition is awarded annually to a non-attorney who has demonstrated outstanding service representing the civil legal needs of low-income Marylanders, or expanding access to justice.