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Lay Leaders 2021

Church Council

Chairperson  •  Pamela Hughes
Vice Chair  •  TBD
Recording Secretary  •  Lisa Grinsfelder
Lay Leader  •  TBD
Faith Formation  •  Cori Pratt
Welcoming Ministries  •  Cathy Benjamin
Music Ministry  •  Stachia Brothers
Children’s Ministry  •  Brittney Anderson
Outreach  •  Janeva Longacre
Church & Society  •  Andy Moore
Caring Ministry  •  Charles & Deborah Peavy
Modern Worship  •  Eric Lindh
Men of Faith  •  Jerry Zimmerman
United Methodist Women  •  Glenda Hanks & Kim Hefley
Youth (Adult)  •  Melinda Lawrence
Youth  •  Emme Kilgard
Young Adults  •  Emily Winnenberg
Senior Adults  •  Don & Valerie Tarrant
Leadership Development  •  Sarah Allen
Strategic Vision Committee  •  Chris Adrian
Zimbabwe Ministry  •  Prosper Jechete
Board of Trustees  •  Vicki Tesmer
Staff Parish Relations Committee  •  James Lee
Finance  •  Paul Haydel

Trustees

2021  •  Jonesy McConnell, Elizabeth Young, Bob Silber, Vicki Tesmer (chair)
2022  •  Laurie Patton, Greg Collins, Zach Allen
2023  •  Bill Harris, Kris Stone

Staff Parish Relations Committee

2021  •  Steve Tesmer, James Lee (chair), Cathy Chen
2022  •  Chris Kleinert, Jan Casner, Kay Fisk
2023  •  Barbie Coleman, Will Anderson, Cheryl Brown

Committee on Nominations

2021  •  Laura Lawrence, Wendy Martin, Rick Shamblin
2022  •  Debbie Smelko, Thalia Shirley, Carole Graham
2023  •  Kendal Hartley, Tiffany Hoodenpyle, Daniel Hoag
Senior Pastor (chair)
Ex-Officio Members  •  Exec. Director, Director of Leadership Development, Lay Leader(s), Leadership First Steering Team Member

Finance Committee

2021  •  Jean Von Hoffman, Jean Wharton, Paul Haydel (chair)
2022  •  Blake McFadden, Shannon Smith, Kim Guinn
2023  •  Bob Caston, Joni Way, Dennis Weiner

Weekday Kids at First Board

2021  •  Greg Lyons (chair), Linda Bass
2022  •  Leann Weigel, Mallory Duncan, Ashley Kelly
2023  •  Marta Mountjoy, Kristen Jones

Strategic Vision Committee

2021  •  Chris Adrian (chair), Rebekah Gilbert, Kim Caston
2022  •  Michael Hatley, Eric Neef, Shawna Lewis, Mackenzie Grant
2023  •  Jaxi Alt, Doug Findley, Robin Kelly

FUMCR Foundation, Inc., Board

2021  •  Kathy Dryer, Jason Lemons, John Luxen
2022  •  Keith Hall (chair), Richard Ramey, Melinda Lawrence
2023  •  Daniel Burdette, Ken Presley, Gloria Scott

Local Church Lay Members of Annual Conference 

Pamela Hughes (Council Chair), Bob Roos, Shandon Klein, Archie Beckett, Andrew Harris

District Lay Members of Annual Conference 

Alys Richards, Janeva Longacre, Cheryl Bishop