Ann Thiemann is our Music Director, Organist and Accompanist. Ann began piano lesson at age 6, pipe organ lessons at 13, and started accompanying vocal and instrumental groups in the 8th grade. She attended Doane College and has accompanied in the Blair Community Schools since 1991. Her duties at First United Methodist include: overseeing and scheduling all musical groups, ordering music and supplies, and playing for the choirs, funerals, weddings and special events. Ann and her husband Rodney live in Blair. They have four grown children: Jason, Amy, Sarah and husband Tom White, and Seth.Read More →

Diane was born and raised in Carroll, Iowa. She moved to Blair in 1996 with her family and has been our church Administrative Assistant since 2010. Married for 32 years Diane and husband Kirk are blessed with three children, Alex & his wife Amanda, Brett and Rachel. She is a Master Gardener, enjoys reading, camping,quilting, and anything with her family. She loves her job!Read More →

I have a love of music. It has been a part of me almost all of my life. I have had the pleasure of being a handbell/handchime director since 2004 and I enjoy sharing that passion with others. After being a stay-at-home mom for 17 years, I started a new adventure as the camp coordinator out at Camp Fontanelle, a United Methodist Church Camp. It is the best job I could have ever imagined. I have been married to Kent since 1989 and have two children, Christopher and Sarah. Some of my hobbies include: quilting, cooking/baking, and traveling. I love to entertain and spend timeRead More →

I was born and raised in Blair and grew up in this church. Linda and I were married in 1981. We have a son Bob and daughter Rayna and a son-in-law Josh. We also have a granddaughter Everly and a grandson Gibson. I work for the Washington County Surveyor’s office fulltime along with this job. I’ve worked in land surveying for forty four glorious years and at this job since 2008. Music has always been a big part of my life, playing bass in numerous bands over the years. I’m currently playing in a Christian rock band, Paradise Street Band, playing all original songs. IRead More →

I am originally from Honey Creek, Iowa and moved to Blair with my family in 2011. I am married to my best friend, Jason, who grew up in Blair. We have three children; Kennedy, Parker & Gaige who keep us quite busy! In addition to being the Youth Director, I hold a full time job in Blair. Outside of church and work, I enjoy Hawkeye football, attending my children’s various musical events, my beloved dogs and spending time in nature. Prior to becoming the Youth Director, I enjoyed volunteering at the church as a Kingdom Kids Leader, Recreations Leader for VBS and helping any wayRead More →

Heather began directing the Celebration Bells handbell choir in the fall of 2013. Heather received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has taught in various schools in the Omaha metro area for over 20 years, and currently teaches elementary music at Deerfield and West Schools in Blair. Her family includes husband, Philip, and two children, Taylor and Holden. As a family we enjoy Husker football and baseball, going to musicals, and spending time at Sherman Reservoir with our extended family.Read More →