Meet our pastor

Rev. Jerome E. Tilghman Sr. elder child of Edith C. Tilghman of Cambridge and the husband of Linda Wilson Tilghman formerly from Smithville, MD. Rev. Tilghman is the pastor of the Cambridge Vienna Charge Ministries (St. Luke, Wesley and Zoar United Methodist Churches) and has served two charges in the Easton District and the Dover District of the Peninsula Delaware Conference. The Rev. Tilghman was employed with Cambridge International Inc. for over 36 years taking early retirement in 2005 to fulfill his call into full time pastoral ministry. Rev. Tilghman served in many capacities within the organization and obtaining the position of plant manager.

The Rev. & Mrs. Tilghman have three children; Jerome Jr. (Moncks Corner, SC, Nicole Cephas (Cambridge, MD) and Ashley Tilghman (Silver Springs, MD). Rev. & Mrs. Tilghman have three grandchildren; Kendall Tilghman, Keturah Hill, and Keziah Cephas.

Rev. Tilghman is an ordained Elder in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church. His educational journeys lead him to Wesley Theological Seminary, completing his seminary education in July 2009. Rev. Tilghman is a graduate of Wilmington University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Chesapeake College with an Associate of Arts degree and a graduate of Cambridge High School.

Rev. Tilghman also has been awarded many certificates and degrees in performance management and computer training. Rev. Tilghman has served on several conference, community and district committees. Rev. Tilghman is presently co-chair of the Committee on Equitable Compensation for the Pen-Del Conference, a member of the Executive Committee for The National Association of the Commission on Equitable Compensation (NACEC), serving on Easton District Apportionment Review Board, The Board of Ordained Ministry, former member of the Dover District Dcom, former member of The Lewes Rehoboth Associations of Churches, the Cold Weather Shelter in Rehoboth, former member of the Talbot County Minority Ministry and The Good Shepherds of Dorchester County. Rev. Tilghman also serves as a Chaplain in Maryland and Delaware.

The Rev. Tilghman has compassion to ministering to the least of God’s people and has a desire to share the Good News with those that are broken and lonely. Rev. Tilghman appreciates meeting people, extending the love of Christ through Christian hospitality. Rev. Tilghman loves to preach and teach but most important he is always in an attitude of learning. Rev. Tilghman favorite scripture is Psalm 27 and he strives daily to live out his faith.