OUR TEAM

Mark WilkinsMARK WILKINS

Senior Pastor

What do you do at FUMC? I get the honor and the fun of leading this congregation in ministry. I get to work with the staff in planning and administering projects, plus preaching, designing worship and whatever else needs to be done!
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I like spending time with my wife and daughter whenever possible, I also enjoy writing, fishing and listening to 70’s rock music.

What’s your favorite book or movie?  Books: Anything by Mark Twain or Christopher Moore. Movie: Young Frankenstein

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  I have always wanted to be able to fly!
The Rest of the Crew 

(listed alphabetically)

 
 

Karen Artim

KAREN ARTIM

Assistant Director of Play & Learn Preschool

Pre-K Teacher’s Aide

What do you do at FUMC? Having a combined role, I oversee the running of the day-to-day and administrative details of the program with the director. I also work daily as part of the Pre-K Staff to enhance our student’s Kindergarten readiness.
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?    I am the busy mother of three teenage girls and a happily married wife. I volunteer and am involved in several High School and community programs, while supporting my children in their many extracurricular activities and interests, too.
What’s your favorite book or movie?  Favorite Feel Good Movie: Sleepless in Seattle
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  The ability to extend the hours in a day!
 

1SueSUE DYKSTRA

Nursery Staff

 

BrookeBROOKE FIGURSKI

Pre-3 Teacher’s Assistant at Play & Learn Preschool

What do you do at FUMC? I help the children in the Pre-3 class. I started just helping in the class as often as I could and loved it.  After two of my children attended the program, I thought why not work at FUMC Play & Learn and do what I love to do full time!
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC? I am a wife a mother of four children! My children keep me very busy with my oldest in her first year of college and youngest in first grade.  I love being outside and spending time with family.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie? Favorite Book(s): Nicholas Sparks books

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  The invisible woman!

JAYNE GIBBJayne GibbsS

Administrative and Financial Secretary

What do you do at FUMC? I work in conjunction with the Treasurer of the church processing monetary donations from the congregation. I post donations to member statements, process the church’s payroll, manage accounts payable…  basically, collect the money and pay the bills.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I provide a shuttle service for my kids’ various activities.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  Movie:  Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  The ability to duplicate myself so I can be a better mom.

Lisa HargreavesLISA HARGREAVES

Kiddie Kamp Director and Teacher

What do you do at FUMC? I do whatever needs to be done to keep the children safe and happy. We do crafts, circle time, which includes working with numbers, letters, shapes, and much more.  We sing songs, read books and do music with movement.  Also, we teach the little ones to play nice with their friends.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  Drive my girls around with friends or to the gym and spend most of my Saturdays and Sundays at cheer competitions.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  Sound of Music

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  On a joking matter, snap my fingers and have my laundry done and house clean. On a serious note take away world hunger.
 

 SANDRA HOBBS

Organist and Pianist

What do you do at FUMC? Play the organ and piano for services; as well as select music.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  Choral director at Lake Central High School (to retire at the end of this year).  Symphony musician (harp).
 
 What’s your favorite book or movie?  Walter’s Searchlight (the author is my son)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  to transport myself from place to place by snapping my fingers

DebDEB KOMASINSKY

Pre-K Teacher’s Aide at Play & Learn Preschool

What do you do at FUMC? Assist the Pre-K classes with set-up, clean-up and nurture the children with activities in the classroom and a listening ear.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC? I personally love a lake, gardening, and friends! My husband, Rich, and I have 2 daughters.  Our oldest is getting married on August 8, 2015 and our youngest is graduating as a Dental Hygienist on May 2, 2015.  We enjoy family time with outdoor activities, indoor games, and cooking together.  I teach Sunday School Kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran Church.
 
What’s your favorite book or movie?  I enjoy Jan Karon books and The Sound of Music is a favorite classic.
 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  Change hearts!

Danno LambertDANNO LAMBERT

Director of Youth and Adult Ministries

 
 

Michelle LentiniMICHELLE LENTINI

Pre-K Teacher at Play & Learn Preschool

What do you do at FUMC? It is my goal to foster the cognitive, social and creative spirit of each child in my class. What I really do:  sing, dance, read books, control bodily fluids and referee.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I love to read and do anything BUT sing, dance, read children’s books, control bodily fluids or referee.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice Favorite Movie: Sabrina (with Audrey Hepburn) or Philadelphia Story

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  I would be Tony Stark. Billionaire genius by day, Iron Man by night.

Cheryl LucasCHERYL LUCAS

Director of Music Ministries                          Worship Coordinator

 

1BethBETH MAGERS

Nursery Staff

What do you do at FUMC? Take care of children during the 8, 9:30 and 11 am services.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I take care of my daughter, work at Baker’s Square, do hair, essential oils, and I love to do crafts.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  Favorite Movie(s): Cars, Dirty Dancing, and Bridesmaids

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I would be invisible. There are times I’d love to be a fly on the wall.

LINDA MARTIS

Administrative Assistant

 What do you do at FUMC?  Assist the Senior Pastor as needed, handle calendar scheduling, work with committees and other staff members when needed and support anyone I can in any way I can (still in training as I type this)!
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I enjoy taking care of my rescued pets, my home and I love to garden…and spend time with friends.
What’s your favorite book or movie?  Book: The Art of Racing In The  Rain, and Movie: Miracle on 34th street
If you could  have any superpower, what would it be?  Turn negative energy into positive energy and turn hate into love

 

 Sarah Mays

SARAH MAYS

Communications Director

What do you do at FUMC? I work on the bulletin, newsletter, website, social media, and publications.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I’m a homebody — I love hanging out at home with my husband and girls or friends.  Almost as much as I love reading and naps.  Just kidding…
 
What’s your favorite book or movie?  I love anything written by Anne LaMott and am a sucker for documentaries.
 

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  I’d like to manipulate probability.  Or, if the odds are against that, mind control, which sadly I’d probably use just to entertain myself.

Bonnie MeyerBONNIE MEYER

Director of Outreach and Missions

What do you do at FUMC? I chair the Outreach Committee.  I welcome visitors by assembling and distributing welcome bags, inviting them to our Membership Class and other events, managing the Welcome Center, and managing our Hospitality Time between services.  I also take photos, submit information to local media, and help coordinate many special events at our church.  I also chair the Mission Committee.  In this capacity, I organize and lead Mission Trips, coordinate collections and deliveries for various missions, and manage Kids’ Mission Days for children and families.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I write children’s books and am working on a novel that I hope to get published.  I play guitar.  I bird watch.  I place foreign exchange students in worthy, lucky homes.  I love to travel.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  My favorite movie is The Sound of Music.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  I would like to be able to fly.

KarenPiercy1KAREN PIERCY

Praise Team Director / 9:30 Service Coordinator

What do you do at FUMC? Research, choose and teach songs to the Praise Team, who in turn, help lead worshipers into the presence of God on Sunday mornings.  I work with the pastors, sound and visual teams, as well as the Worship Commission.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I have a full time job outside of church that I spend on average 45 – 50 hours a week doing. I love to read, cook, kayak (or any kind of water sport for that matter), and I like gardening in the summertime.  Together, my husband, Dave and I have four grown kids, one wonderful daughter-in-law, and we’re excited to be gaining a second wonderful daughter-in-law (honest – they are!) July 2015.  We are also very excited to be anticipating the birth of our first grandchild coming sometime the end of October 2015!  We love them all dearly and are so proud of every one of them!
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  I love old movies and musicals from the 50’s and 60’s.  The ones that are fun, hokey, innocent and unrealistically romantic. Some of my favorite actors and actresses are Cary Grant, Doris Day, Jimmy Stewart, both of the Hepburns (Audrey and Katherine), Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, James Garner – you get the idea.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to see things EXACTLY the way God sees them.  Every person, every situation, EVERYTHING.

 

Julie SchulzJULIE SCHULTZ

Custodian

 

Kim SmithKIMBERLY SMITH

Director of Christian Education

What do you do at FUMC? I oversee Sunday School from Nursery through Adult classes, small groups, Bible studies, Children’s Ministries, and Vacation Bible School.
 
What do you do when you’re not at FUMC?  I love playing with my daughter, Hope, and ballroom dancing with my husband.
 

What’s your favorite book or movie?  Book:  Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers  Movie: The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?   I’m a Wonder Woman fan because I love the Lasso of Truth.

1KimKIM STARCEVICH

Director of Play & Learn Preschool