I love playing soccer (go Chelsea!) board games, and video games. I am a donut and Dr. Pepper connoisseur and will seek out roller coasters wherever I can.
I have a passion to awaken people to the God possibilities of their life. I believe all people are worthy of loving and belonging and have gifts that are meant to be used for the greater good.
Pastor of Missions and Discipleship
I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, watching movies with my husband, being in nature, and riding motorcycles. I am passionate about being engaged in the community and love meeting new people.
Pastor of Congregational Care
Next Generation Coordinator
Doesn’t take long to notice that I’m from the UK. Passionate about Next Generation Ministry. Enjoy playing board games, watching movies, reading comics, baking and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Your basic all-round nerd really!
Next Generation Facilitator
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing poetry, athletics and board games with friends. I’m also a huge Marvel fan! My top joy though is spending time with my wife, Michaela.
During my seminary degree, I felt God’s call on my life to serve in some form of ministry and the vision for the Next Generation here at FUMC is a wonderful fit. I believe the work we are doing right now will help the children and youth form stronger more authentic relationships with the adults – thereby fulfilling the Christ’s mission for the church body.
In addition to being the Connect Coordinator at FUMC, Gwen teaches college-level Renaissance/Reformation and Western Civilization classes. She is passionate about backpacking, overseas travel, backpacking WHILE overseas (if you have a lot of time and patience, ask her about her 2016 walk on the Camino in Spain), running, and reading about medieval and Renaissance philosophers and theologians.
I play music because it brings us together, and we have more commonalities than differences. I love podcasts, books, and late night discussion of philosophy, anthropology, and art. Nature centers my soul.
My personal interests are (in no particular order) music –most genres -, sports, being physically active, and travel. Spending time with family and friends is at the top of my list of things I like to do, particularly when combined with one or more of the list above.
Communications & Operations Coordinator
I’m wild about music, outdoor adventuring, reading, sustainable living, and spending time with friends and family.
Media Ministry Coordinator