What I like most about UMC: The people are authentic. I have seen, first hand, the awesome sincerity fueling the hearts of the inclusion mission. Despite the lack of uniformity that strives to separate any group of people, there is a stronger force pulling us together at UMC in the unity of the love we all share. Family Stats: I am a proud mamma of my four children (yes, I'm crazy, and wouldn't change a thing)! Three lovely ladies and one chatty gent. I am also serve as a foster parent so you may see a few additional kiddos by my side from week to week ~just to keep you guessing. ;) Education: For over a decade I have worked with/for children both as an educator as well as a caregiver. I'm excited to transfer my training from my professional career and my social services work to love our little ones and their families at UMC. Favorite food: Anything with cheese! But things I can guilt free indulge in excessive quantities of are also highly valued. :) Favorite things to do: Be outside: I'm down to camp, hike, garden, sleep, build, you name it, as long as I get to be outside. :) I really enjoy live performances (any of the arts). It's admittedly nerdy but I love TED talks, local lectures, and learning from all my peers. Everyone is an expert at something and I wanna hear all about it.
LUANA JACKSON Preschool Director
What I like most about Marysville UMC:I really love the people here at MUMC. They are all so kind and friendly. Our preschool staff has always been invited to join the UMW when they have their monthly luncheon which means a lot to us. This church has so much to offer which is great. Family stats: All our kids are grown and on their own. We are helping to raise our 9 year old grand daughter who lives with us part time. We also have a 2 other grand daughters who are both 2, and another grand baby on the way. Education: A degree in Social Science from California which is where I am from. Favorite food: I like breakfast, and can eat it anytime of the day, but I also enjoy Mexican and Italian, and anything from Cristiano's. Favorite things to do: Beach combing with my husband and grand daughter. We also like to travel a lot and see new places. During the summer we like to go camping. We love the water, so we enjoy spending time by a river, lake or beach. I collect sand from the various beaches we have traveled to.
GABIJA VAICEKONIS Song Team Pianist
What I like most about Marysville UMC: Everyone is so caring and welcoming! Family stats: I'm still pretty young, not married yet! Education: Just graduated with degree in music from Western Washington University. Favorite food: Cepelinai! (Lithuanian potato dumplings) Favorite things to do: Singing, writing, getting lost in libraries, traveling, spending time with friends and family.
JANE CAMPBELL Pianist & Organist
What I like most about Marysville UMC: This church is a family. They have guided me through many stages of life’s journey. Family stats: Husband Terry, son David & daughter-in-law Melinda, grandsons Jackson & Austin; and living in Alaska, daughter Gail & son-in-law Jason Hill, grandson Cameron & granddaughter Abby Education: BA in Music and Music Education from WSU. Nationally Certified Member of MTNA Favorite food: Seasonal fresh foods, seafood. Favorite things to do: enjoy home and garden, meeting with friends, feeding the birds, yoga/Pilates, being with the “grands."
TANYA PILE Director of Pastoral Care & Young Adults
What I like most about Marysville UMC: We strive to build relationships with one another and actively work to embody our mission statement. The friendly staff works as a team, and we have some really good potlucks, too! Family stats: Husband—Matt, Son—Zachary, Daughter—Zoe Education: Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN Favorite food: Any Day: Mexican; At Easter: Breakfast Casserole; At Thanksgiving: Mom’s Pies (any kind); At Christmas: Wassail and Shortbread Cookies Favorite things to do: Family Time, Travel, Reading, and Cross Stitching
AARON SMITH Youth Director + Song Team Leader
What I like about Marysville UMC: I love how welcoming Marysville UMC is. You can tell there is a large diversity of people in the church and they sincerely welcome you into their lives. I also like the food that somehow shows up at all gatherings! Family Stats: I have been married to my beautiful wife Jenny since 2005. We have the best two kids in the world! Isabella and Wesley. It's a joy to see life through the eyes of a child figuring it all out for the first time. Education: I have a degree in Music Management as well as a degree in Computer Technologies. I've also focused a lot of my extra curricular education in Christian Education and Worship Leadership. Favorite Food: I think my favorite food has always been good old fashioned spaghetti. I also need to admit that I most likely have an addiction to Mt. Dew! Favorite Things To Do: Besides spending time with my family, I love playing music, working in the wood shop, swinging golf clubs and trying to remain active and healthy.
JUDY GORDON Choir Director
What I like about Marysville UMC: The welcoming atmosphere and the joy I experience working with the chancel choir and bell choir as we prepare music together for worship. Also working with Jane Campbell is such a pleasure. Lunch with friends after worship each Sunday. Family Stats: Husband, Bill. Five adult children and 11 grandchildren Education: Graduate of Central Washington University, Elementary Education major, Music minor Favorite Food:Bill’s crêpes and his cabbage patch soup Favorite Things To Do: Family time, gardening, long drives to beautiful spots in Washington, antique shopping
LISA GOULD Office Manager
What I like most about Marysville UMC: I like how friendly and welcoming folks have been – right from the start. I’ve never felt this comfortable in a church. I really feel like I belong here. Family stats: Four children, five grandchildren, two little dogs. Education: I’m a high school graduate with some college and have taken lots of work related courses as well as continuing adult education. Favorite food: I miss my Italian grandmother cooking. Since I can’t have that I enjoy Thai, Mexican, seafood… Maybe I should just say I don’t like green peppers, cooked turnips or rutabaga. Favorite things to do: I love to hunt for antiques, garden, spend lots of time with my husband, read, quilt and play with my dogs.
Anne Rodeheaver, Jeff Clark, Ken Root, Betsy Fuqua, Dave Miller, Briannan Cohrs, Donna Wallace, Kim Clark, Darrell Saxton, Paula Bemis, Barbara Warren, Tom Horgan, Pastor Jenny Smith
Address: 5600 64th St. NE Marysville, WA 98270 Phone: 360-659-8521 Email: email@example.com Preschool: 360-658-0111 Kloz 4 Kidz: 360-658-1021