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Our Leadership

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Rick Pierce


Pastor of Petersburg United Methodist Church since July 1st, 2018. Provides spiritual leadership to members of the church.


Laura Heubner

Administrative Assistant

Maintains church records and church calendar, supplies, payroll and bookkeeping.


Available Tuesday - Friday 9:00AM - 1:00PM in the church office.

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Terri DePatis

Music / Worship Director

Assists pastor in planning and implementation of worship service to create a transformative environment to produce passionate followers of Jesus Christ.


Jake Sampson


The custodian's mission is to provide a safe, attractive, orderly and clean facility from which to worship and do outreach. 

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Teresa Atterberry

Chairperson of Church Ad Council

Provides leadership to the church council. Responsible for the conducting and planning of effective council meetings.

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Kate Becker

Building Committee

Manages PUMC's new building project committee evaluating needs that the new construction should meet to improve our church.


Norm Claussen

Trustees Chairperson

Chairs the board of Trustees to supervise and maintain both the physical property of the congregation and gifts made to the congregation so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective and all legal requirements related to the property are satisfied

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Abby Simmons

Finance Chairperson

Chairs Finance committee to propose a budget; then raises, manages, and distributes the financial resources of the congregation to support and strengthen the mission and ministry of the congregation.

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Tracie Sampson

Director of Children Ministries

Chairs the Education committee to provide a safe and pleasant place in which to learn and experience the Christian faith; to support a climate of curiosity, exploration, and creativity; and to be a model for Christian spiritual leadership.


Ginny Ramage

United Methodist Women Chairperson

Chairs the United Methodist Women  whom are laywomen that are willing to commit their talents, time, energy and effort to serve God’s mission. 

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Helene Atkinson

Women's Bible Fellowship and Operation Christmas Child Chairperson

Chair of the Women's Bible Fellowship who's goal is to be a community of women seeking to know GOD and to experience freedom as whole persons through JESUS CHRIST.

Chair of Operation Christmas child which is a global program facilitated through hundreds of thousands of trained volunteers. Local believers in more than 100 countries deliver Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, present the Gospel, and facilitate our follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey


Rebecca Lock

Missions Chairperson

Chair of the Mission Committee which concentrates on education, worship, Christian formation, membership care, small groups, and stewardship.  Give attention to developing and strengthening evangelistic efforts of sharing of personal and congregational stories of Christian experience, faith, and service; communications; Lay Servant Ministries; and other means that give expressions of witness for Jesus Christ.

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Karen Barrett

Visitation Team Leader

Team leader of the Visitation team who's goals are to support our church families with prayer, cards and presence while they are hospitalized, in nursing homes or shut-in their own home.

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Eric & Cody Heubner

Jr./Sr. High Youth Group Directors

Lead's the Jr./Sr. High Youth Group which meets twice a month for education and fun! The meetings typically involve a time of prayer, devotional time and we also have fun games and food. Contact the Church Office for more information.


Joe & Susie Pokorny

Your Obedient Servant Mission Camp Directors

Chair of the Your Obedient Servant Mission Camp giving young adults an opportunity to spend a week on a life-changing journey serving others with the Your Obedient Servants Ministry in the Land of Lincoln. YOSM provides safe sites and an experienced young adult staff that knows and loves the community and the youth.


Eric Heubner & Jake Sampson

Technology & IT 

Eric & Jake handle all things computer and IT related for the church. Eric & Jake also assist, along with others in broadcasting our Sunday Service each and every Sunday live on YouTube.

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