Meet Our Staff

Pastor Eli Somers

As Senior Pastor, Eli oversees all ministries at FUMC. Pastor Eli’s ministry focuses on Financial Well-being, Organizational Church Structure, Community Engagement, Family Ministries, and Pastoral Care.

Connie Lowry

As Office Administrator Connie oversees all things communication & administration at FUMC. She has continued to work hard during Covid-19 to keep our church connected and informed, even with the continually changing calendar. Connie has served for a number of years at FUMC and we couldn’t be happier to have her on our team.

Ann Wehner

As Worship Coordinator, a new position as of 2021, Ann is responsible for working with our volunteer Worship Team to help design and implement worship services, align liturgists, and help create a worship environment that will meet the needs of a multi-generational community. Ann has served for a number of years at FUMC as an Organist/Pianist and we are thrilled to be able to move her into a position with more creativity and responsibility.

Russ Higgins

As Custodian Russ oversees all care, maintenance, and upkeep of our building and grounds. Truly a jack-of-all-trades Russ provides everything from setting up the worship space week-week to clearing our sidewalks and ramps for snow removal. Russ has served for a number of years at FUMC, not only on staff but also as a member of our Caring Ministries and continues to be an integral part of our ministry.

Renee Poppe

As Treasurer Renee is responsible for keeping track of all Church Finances. She has faithfully served in her position, well-beyond expectation and continues to work hard to bring new systems and better organization to FUMC.