Our Leadership

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Rick Pierce

Pastor

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

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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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Bill Bauser, Jr.

Music Director / Worship

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

Ann Ozella

Chairman of Church 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.

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Tim Ferguson

Trustees Chair

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 Chair

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.

Jenna Davis

Education Chair

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.

Jan Freeman

United Methodist Women Chair

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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Heleen Atkinson

Women's Bible Fellowship and Operation Christmas Child Chair

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

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Rebecca Lock

Missions Chair

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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Matt & Julie Defreezer

Senior High Missions Chair

Chair's of the Senior High Missions which involve Christ-centered, life-changing, student mission trips for Senior High students. The high school youth of the church along with other participating area churches, travel to a different state to work with the outreach group YOUTHWORKS

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Joe & Susie Pokorny

Your Obedient Servant Mission Camp Director

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.