Who We Are & What We BelieveWhen people ask us, "What's your church like," we want to be able to point to five key attributes: Engaging Worship, Deeper Discipleship, All Generations, Caring Hearts, and Community Impact.
Our BeliefsThe Apostles' Creed
We believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord—who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. From thence he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Jason leiningerexecutive pastor
"God has given me an immense desire to see people walk in the hope of Christ. I experience great joy when someone takes a new step of faith, and when a community reflects the hospitality and peace of God's kingdom."
Jim masonassociate Pastor of pastoral care
”I live to see and experience the power of God in people's lives. One of my greatest passions is to equip and empower others in ministry—that is, to care for others in simple and profound ways."
Our Ministry LeadersSay hello to the ministry leaders at Schweitzer United Methodist Church
mary deckerchief operating officer
"It is my joy to serve on the administrative team, working with all of the ministries to serve the Lord together. I am passionate about stewardship—being a good steward of the things God has given us so we can grow God's kingdom and change lives."
Sheila Pippindirector of FIrst impressions
"I believe we are always at our best when we are serving others in the name of Jesus Christ. That's why I love to help people connect their God-given talents to the ministries of the church."
Jenn BrownDirector of Communications
"I believe we serve a creative God that can be seen in all we see, do, worship and experience. My hope is to take a piece of God's creativity and use it in the church setting to create, communicate and share God's story!
nina verbanazdirector of kids ministries
”I love sharing God’s love with children. Their caring hearts and infectious enthusiasm for life and learning make teaching them a blessing."
tim smithdirector of youth ministries
”Seeing teenagers get engaged in their faith and being able to unleash their God-given potential inside and outside the church walls keeps me passionate about youth ministry."
Cheryll molldirector of traditional Worship
”I love the power of music to bring people into a closer relationship with God and with each other—it communicates ideas and feelings in a way that transcends words."
k.j. roelkeworship & Creative director
"I get really energized by helping people experience God in new ways. I love telling the stories of God, and helping people tell their stories of Him."
taylor likescreative producer
”I believe everyone was made by God with an innate sense of creativity. It's my passion to use media and technology to express that in my life and work, and to help others do the same—all the while having as much fun as possible!"