Pastor Pamela J. Sayre
Appointed to Huron UMC as of July 1, 2018, Pastor Pamela begins her 17th year in pastoral ministry here at Huron UMC. She comes to us from both the Trinity UMC in Burbank and the Chippewa Church at the Lake United Methodist, having served a dual role at these churches. Previously, she had served Attica UMC and New Washington UMC.
“Pastor P.” also served five years as choir/handball/music director and contemporary worship coordinator at St. Paul’s UMC in Tiffin.
Before answering a call to ministry, she was a public school music teacher.
Pastor P. holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree (Music Education) from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from the Methodist Theological in Ohio.
Beth Anne McFarland
The first voice that you hear answering the phone or the e-mail reply that you receive probably came from Beth Anne McFarland.
She is the “hub-of-the-wheel” communications-wise here at the church. She keeps our calendar if you want to schedule an event. She produces our beautiful Sunday worship bulletins and monthly newsletter “The Circuit Rider.”
Beth Anne handles church correspondence and usually knows where the Pastor is. She also takes care of membership records and memorial gifts.
Whatever you need to know about church activities, Beth is the “go-to” person. She is a certified art teacher. Married to Jeff, they have four grown children with two grandsons and three granddaughters.
Music is the life-blood of ministry here, due in no small measure to the inspiration of Ron Brooker.
The “Soul Anchors” Praise Band wakes us up at 8:00 AM every Sunday morning, under his direction from the piano, worshiping from the “Faith We Sing” songbook.
The Chancel Choir raises our spirits at the 10:00 AM Sunday Celebration Service, singing from the United Methodist Hymnal.
In the summer, Ron provides special music, sometimes gracing us with his own inspiring singing and playing. He has been known to work with the children and hand bell choirs.
Ron is a concert violinist, parent, and fun and knowledgeable vocal teacher in musical styles from classical to spiritual. He is active on both the spiritual and musical aspects of the Heart of Ohio Walk to Emmaus movement.
Norma has been the organist at Huron United Methodist Church since 1969. We are delighted every Sunday with Norma’s versatility and spirituality, playing the massive Schantz pipe organ or piano in styles ranging from Classical, Gospel, to bee-bop.
Norma’s ministry of music in worship, weddings, funerals and special services is always right on key.
Norma and her husband Ron have been married over 35 years. They have been blessed with three children and one beautiful grandson.
Over 30 years financial management experience for various Fortune 500 companies. Former controller for American National Can Company, Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Alcan Packaging, Ball Plastic Container Corp, Amcor Rigid Container Corp, and Sanderson Pipe Corporation. Currently controller for Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc. Former administrative manager for Ball Corporation responsible for all administrative functions including accounting, purchasing, shipping, receiving and warehousing, customer service, production planning, storeroom, and IT.
Head usher at HUMC for 12 years. Member of HUMC finance committee. LOGOS program volunteer. HUMC youth mission trip volunteer JOSHUA Program 2003, 2005. Walk to Emmaus participant 2005. Perkins Schools Athletic Booster Club board of directors and membership chairperson for 12 years. Youth baseball, basketball and soccer coach. B.S. degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Connecticut 1981. M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University 1989.
Housekeeping is a ministry which often goes unnoticed, because it is completed while people are not in the building.
But for over 20 years now, Kathy has kept her church spic and span. Getting ready for Sunday morning worship is often a challenge in between the myriad of activities that take place in this busy church building. Moving tables and chairs, sweeping, and vacuuming along with kitchen clean-up, class room straightening, disinfecting to guard against germs, weddings, funerals, special events, all fall in her area of expertise.
Kathy is married with grown children.