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Rev. Gina Gile
Senior Pastor 

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 is a joy serving alongside the congregation as we journey together in faith always seeking God's direction I am also a graduate of Frank Phillips College and University of Houston with degrees in business and marketing. My husband Steve and I have been married since 1984. We have two adult daughters. Megan and her husband, JD, and our granddaughter Mackenzie live in Houston, Texas.

Kaitlin lives in Rosenberg, TX.


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Ashley Bacon,
Children's Ministries Director

Hello! I grew up in Elm Creek, NE and attended college at Doane where I played basketball and track and field. I received my degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. I later received my Masters in 2009. I began my teaching career at Walt Disney Elementary School in Millard before getting married in 2008 and moving to Blair. I taught 3rd grade for 2 years before teaching Kindergarten for 3 years. Joel and I have 4 children; Olivia, William, Skylar and Issac. I am currently staying home with my growing children and am excited about my role as Children's Ministry Coordinator! Teaching has been my passion since before I can remember. My hope is to continue to help our children know and love Jesus! 


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Amy Coates,
Cherub Choir Director

I am from Ponca, Nebraska and was a member of the First United Methodist Church there until I married Glenn and became a member of FUMC in Blair. Glenn and I first met at Camp Fontanelle when we were 12 years old and then again in college. We have two daughters; Katie and Allie. I have worked for Banki of the West for 27 years. In addition to leading the Cherub Choir I also teach the 5 Year Old/Kindergarten Sunday School class. I believe that the most important thing I can teach the children is that they

are loved and accepted.


Youth Director, TBD

More information to come!


Allison Matson,
Lead Pianist and 

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 reached at 

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402 426-2165


Jeff Mount,
Celebration Bells Director

Jeff Mount is the Director of Celebration Bells, a bell choir for Adults and Youth.

They will meet weekly for practice during the school year calendar.


Jan Mount,
Joyful Ringers Director

Jan Mount is the Director of Joyful Ringers, a chiming choir for grades 5th, 6th & 8th. They will meet weekly for practice during the school year calendar.


Marilyn Urwin
Substitute Organist

Marilyn and her husband Tom are long time members of our congregation. Marilyn blesses us with her gift of music and her talents on the organ and piano are appreciated.


Debbie Foust,

Administrative Assistant

Retiring from Coordinator of Christian Education & Small Group Ministries I am excited about serving the church in a new way. My husband Russ, a District Superintendent Appointee, is Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard. We have 3 grown children, Hannah (Josh), Charles (Tera) and Kevin (Caitlin). We have two step-granddaughters, and three grandchildren. 

My passion is to make church a place that welcomes all and the children and youth feel they belong. 


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402 426-2165


Amy Larsen, Online
Worship Team Coordinator

I was born in Ohio and my family moved to Blair when I was 10, so I am almost a Blair native. Chad and I have been married for over 25 years. We have 2 children, Ben who recently graduated from UNL and is married to  Alesha. Sam, who is a student at Wayne State College. I work full time at Independent Technologies as an Account Receivable Specialist.

My passion is to work with young people and watch them grow in their faith. I also LOVE to go on youth trips.

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Kevin Fleming,
Custodian, Sound Tech

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 son-in-law Josh. We 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-seven 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. I enjoy my duties here as the janitor, especially the part where I try to keep everybody happy with the sanctuary temperature.


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402 426-2165


Tech Team

Meet our Technical Tech Team for

Live Streaming and Media Screens.

Our teams consists of 3 Blair High School Students who are dedicated to making sure all runs well for our Live Streaming Services. Pictured from left to right: Layla Kern,

Nolan Wolfe and Gabe Goeken.

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Cassidy Goeken,
Nursery Attendant

Cassidy is a student at Blair High School and is certified in Safe Sanctuary Practices of the United Methodist Church.

Cassidy is an experienced baby sitter and welcomes your young ones into the nursery during services if needed. Children are always welcome in Worship.

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