Meet the Staff Team
Rev. Kendall Waller - Lead Pastor
Works with a team of clergy committed to excellence of worship and an outward focus toward ministering to both the local and global communities. He especially enjoys preaching and teaching about discipleship, stewardship and other topics. He has served United Methodist churches of various sizes in the Heartland, Pony Express and Ozarks Districts, is a former superintendent of the Ozarks South District and has served at the Conference level on several teams and task forces. He is an avid music fan, and enjoys building and showing model boats.
+ Laura Bentley - Administrative Assistant
Supports guest relations and all discipleship ministry activities for children, youth, college age and adults. She worked for H&R Block for 26 years and is the mother of five kids between the ages of 11 and 28. She loves outdoor activities, cooking and spending time with family.
+ Tim Coday - Director of Music
Oversees all musical ensembles of MUMC, including the Chancel and Agape Choirs, and also coordinates all music for all church services. He is a lifetime performer, conductor and educator, and his musical interests include everything from bluegrass to opera.
+ Nancy Cooper - Children's & Family Life Leader
Oversees the ministries for children, youth and their families and the discipleship pathway for families, children and youth. She has traveled the world, swimming in the Amazon River and stepping foot on nearly all 50 states, Nicaragua, Brazil and Mexico.
+ Rev. Joan DeBoe - Pastor of Worship and Administration
Designs the worship experiences for our congregation and manages all office administration from accounting to building to technology. A lifelong United Methodist, she grew up in Memphis, Mo., and holds degrees in accounting and business administration.
+ Adriene Floyd - Executive Assistant
Pastoral administrative support, bulletin, baptism scheduling and support, memorial services, communion coordination and membership database. She also leads choir at First Christian Church and is a classically trained pianist who focuses on building healthy church choirs out of struggling programs.
+ Teressa Gilbreth - Director of Communications
Supports all ministries' publicity needs, news, marketing, graphic design, branding, website, media relations, social media, digital strategy, video. She’s a lover of post-it notes, candy, Diet Coke and her family—not in that order.
+ Rev. Charity Goodwin - Pastor of Discipleship
Develops facilitators and growing opportunities for people at all stages of faith. A certified facilitator of Brene Brown's research, her personal mission is to live, teach, and inspire emotional healing and wholeness. A Mizzou J-School graduate, she loves spending time with her two young sons, trying new recipes and listening to podcasts.
+ Rev. Hank Jenkins - Pastor of Missions & Youth Ministries
Works with youth in worship, study, fellowship, and service opportunities and coordinates service opportunities church-wide. A little-known fact about Hank: he’s a national champion in shotput, javelin and discus as a result of participating at the National Junior Wheelchair Games.
+ Jo Lee - Events Coordinator
Handles all things calendar, scheduling and building related and manages facility stewards to work with the many outside groups that use our facility. She joined MUMC after 20 years as a traveling military wife and administrator for organizations such as the school district in Anchorage, Alaska.
+ Rev. Kim Parker - Pastor of New Generations
Growing a new faith community among millennials, leads contemporary worship service, preaches, coaches ministry leaders. She came to us from Mississippi and is an expert in college age and youth programs and contemporary worship with a heart for missions.
Craig Datz, Organist - Email
Kaye Miller, Director of Wesleyan Ringers
Rochelle Parker, Associate Organist
Marilyn Rowe, Serendipity Choir
Rachel Blomquist, Grace Notes Choir
David Ezeji, Facility Steward
Karen Fender, Graphic Designer
Courtney Gaunt, Director of Discovery Days Preschool - Email
Jacqui Jamieson, Assistant Director of Discovery Days Preschool
Sam Studer, Facility Steward
Preston Williams, Tech & Facility Steward - Email
Maile Wortham, Nursery Coordinator - Email