LEADERSHIP

 

The mission of Evangelical United Methodist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. 

 

 
 
SARA NEFF – Pastor
 
 
 

Pastor Sara Neff serves as pastor of the Evangelical United Methodist Church.  Pastor Sara has been the pastor of the Park City United Methodist Church in Park City, Montana, for the past five years.

 

Although Pastor Sara was not born in Montana, she has lived in Billings since childhood.  Pastor Sara came to the ministry after a 34 year career as a public school educator.  Sara is mom and grandma to two sons and their wives and two granddaughters.  She is so looking forward to ministering to the people of EUM and meeting everyone.  

Pastor Sara’s appointment to  EUM is one-half time.  To honor the terms of her appointment, we will be implementing the following schedule for worship and fellowship each month.

Worship – First, Third, and Fifth Sunday (when there is a 5th Sunday) Fellowship – Second and Fourth Sundays – devotions, prayer, and conversation (and coffee!)

 
LINDA LANG – Church Secretary
 
BEV THORN – Music Director
 
I believe God can use anyone for his work here on Earth.  He takes our brokenness and our mistakes and utilizes them for His glory, especially if we give God a break and humble ourselves before him.  We all fall short, but He is generous, forgiving and always at the ready to continue to polish us in His image.  I flounder, I lie, I act out of jealousy, I protect my ego at all costs, but he gently leads me out of the Shadowy Valley and into His green pastures time and time again.  I want to learn to love like Jesus loved.  I want to learn to listen like Jesus listened.  I want to learn to see like Jesus saw.  And jumping in feet-first at church is the first step.  I am willing and He blesses that willingness by helping me to be stronger, a little more wise, and energized to do His work with JOY!
ANNA BREWER – Children’s Ministry Coordinator
When I think about Jesus, I feel His love always surrounding me, His ever present strength and guidance beside me, the joy that He gives me living the life he has set before me, the blessings of His spiritual gifts. He picks me up when I am down, as the song goes, and without Him I would not be able to be the person that I am today. That is the life He has set before me and I am living it to the best I possibly can so what I do is a reflection of Him.

A volunteer Secretary and Lay Leader in the church  I have taught Sunday School since 1985 when my son was 6 years old and loved (still do love it) teaching Sunday School. 

I love being a nurse and I love helping people. I love to travel, read, ride horses, help with branding, rest next to a river or a lake, visit with family and friends, laugh, dance, share and care. Most of all I love how God has blessed me in my life. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has been covered by Him.I have been blessed with a wonderful son and a sweet daughter-in-law who is also very smart and who God blessed for my son. I have 2 dogs, a yorkie and a silky terrier. I have 2 nieces who I consider my daughters. My niece, Lalauni’s children call me GAA, grandma, aunty Anna. I have a step-daughter who has a husband and 3 lovely daughters who also consider me another grandmother.
 
My favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” 
TRAVIS KUEHN – Musician
 
Travis was born and raised in Glendale, Montana until his sophomore. He then moved to Laurel and graduated from  Laurel High School. He graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2014 and received a Masters from the University of Montana in 2017. He works for School District #2 as a Special Education Aide and EUMC Sunday morning. 
He is involved in drama, music and can be seen at Billings Studio Theater.
CALEB THOMPSON – Technology
Caleb Thompson takes care of the technology for EUMC. He operates computer that controls the big screen, microphones, etc.
                                          Team List 2021
The purpose of all teams is to create opportunities to introduce people to the transforming grace of God through Christ.
 
WORSHIP TEAM
 
Pastor
Sara Neff
 
Admin Assistant
Linda Lang
 
Volunteer Secretary
Anna Brewer
 
Musician
Travis Kuen
 
Youth Leader
Elle Thompson
 
Technology
Caleb Thompson
Elias Kron
 
Sanctuary Decor
Kay Davis &
Diana Bert-Edwards
 
FREE STORE
Directors: Peg Parker, Dale Francetich
 
 
SCHOLARSHIP TEAM
Mary Ann Campbell
 
 
 
 
UMW PRESIDENTS
 
UMW PRESIDENTS
Barb Powelson
Dixie Scheid
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONFERENCE LEADERSHIP
Bishop:      Karen Oliveto
Dist Supt:  Rev Deborah Christine
Pastor:       Wendy Ochs