The following people have responsibilities for various committees in the church and would be happy to help you out if you have any questions or requests:
Pastor Iwy Patel-Yatri
Pastor Iwy is our beloved pastor and will assist you with any questions about the church. She tries to take Mondays off, but you can always find her at any time if you need her for an emergency visit.
Lee is our Administrative Assistant and can help you with just about any questions or steer you in the right direction. You will find Lee in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tony is our sexton and knows where everything is in the church and will be happy to help you out with any building related question. Tony is generally in the church at various hours during the week.
Bonnie takes wonderful care of our youngest population who are not quite old enough for Sunday School and don’t want to sit in church for the service. Bonnie can be found on the second floor of the education wing at the end of the hall in the Cribbery. She has lots of toys for your children to play with and loves to read them stories.
Les is the President of our Board of Trustees. If you have any questions about the building or grounds, Les is the man to see.
Patty Robke, Doug Gaylor, Lisa Grace and Lynne Schrot
This dynamic team of 4 is responsible for our Sunday School program. Our children come to worship at 10:30 and are dismissed around 11:00 to go to Sunday School. The program is supported by a wonderful group of teachers and helpers and this group also provides planning for monthly Family Nights. All children are welcome to our Sunday School. Our classes consist of: Pre-School – 2nd Grade, 3rd & 5th Grade, Middle School (6th-8th Grade) and High School (9th-12th Grade). We also offer an Adult Sunday School at 9:30 am on Sundays.
Cliff is our financial secretary but has many other roles too. Cliff can be found on Sunday mornings at the sound system in the back of the sanctuary or on Tuesday evenings leading the 8:00 Adult Bible Study in the GP room.
Dr. Alexandra Beliakovich-Shkoda
Alex is our choir director and organist and can be found on Sunday mornings playing the church organ and leading our choir. The choir meets Sundays after worship to practice and they are always happy to have new members.
Rob is our Music Director and also leads our monthly Praise Band, The Halo’s. The last Sunday of each month, you can hear them celebrating our love of Jesus through Praise Songs.
Linda chairs our Mission Committee and organizes many events that serve the local and worldwide communities.
Linda Hoernes and Rachel Ward Pinto
Linda and Rachel share the Treasurer position and faithfully handle the bill paying responsibilities of the church.
Peter is the chairperson of the Administrative Council. This council oversees all the committees and financial commitments of the church as well as our relationship to the United Methodist Church as a whole. Peter is also a certified Lay Servant, so look for Peter if you need information about our church.
Don is the chairperson of the Staff/Parish Relations Committee and is responsible for our Pastor’s overall relationship with the congregation and the salaries of the pastor and the staff.
Marshall is the chairperson of our Finance Committee. In addition to managing the finances, Marshall has served in most, if not all the church committees. If you have any questions about our church, Marshall is the person to see.
Cory is the chairperson of the Vision Table. This committee is composed of the program committees in the church and meets monthly at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome to the Vision Table meetings.
Maxine is responsible for Membership at our church. If you are interested in becoming a member, please see Maxine on Sunday mornings or speak to Pastor Iwy.
Marilyn is our Communications Chair. She works diligently to compile and send weekly emails so that folks are updated as to the weekly happenings at UMCSO. In addition, she works with the DeMartinos to keep our website up to date with the exciting things happening in mission and ministry at our church. If you have any questions about our church, Marilyn would be happy to answer them.