I grew up in the small town of Fritch located in the Texas Panhandle. My faith tradition was Southern Baptist and I always felt like I had a call on my life. It wasn’t until I became a member of a United Methodist Church in O’Fallon, Missouri in 1994 that I began the process of actually following God’s call on my life. The process would eventually lead me to enroll in seminary. Since graduating with a Masters of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology and being ordained a Full Elder, I have had the pleasure of serving churches in Kansas and Nebraska. It isRead More →

Coordinator of Christian Education & Small Group Ministries I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Russ, for 40 years. Russ is currently a certified lay minister serving at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. We have 3 grown children, Hannah, Charles and Kevin. Charles is married to Tera and completes our family with two step-granddaughters and one new grandson. I was blessed to be born into a family that believed in going to church every week and have been involved in Sunday School teaching or leading music since I was in high school. My passion is to make our church a place thatRead More →

Allison began accompanying the Chancel Choir in the fall of 2017. She was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Over the past 25 years, Allison has accompanied various groups, been a church staff pianist, sang in multiple choirs and taught piano lessons. Receiving the gift of music has been a very spiritual experience for Allison. In a past life, she worked in marketing and communications and now spends time raising two very busy boys, Joel and Owen. Allison’s husband, Aaron, works for Cargill and they live in Blair. She can be reachedRead More →