Church Leadership

Our Church leadership is structured around our mission statement here at Fredericksburg UMC. 

Seek others in our community, Serve their needs, Grow the love of Christ, Connect with each other.

Below are the broad descriptions of each of these critical areas. 

To contact people serving in these areas click here

Seek others in our community

Leaders: Larry Tubbs and Denise Gates          

What we are doing now?

  • New Visitor Follow up
  • Communications – Print, Social Media, Website, Online
  • Evangelism – Actively seeking others in our community
  • FUMC – 101 (Newcomers and Membership class)
  • Welcome Station

What are we developing for the Future?

  • Alpha - evangelistic course to introduce the basics
  • Prayer Ministry
  • #FUMC rocks
  • Community Events
  • Community Outreach

Serve their needs

Leader:  Mike Cotter      

What we are doing now?

  • Angel / Dove Tree Ministries
  • Campus Christian Community support
  • Disaster Recovery & UMVIM
  • Food Pantry
  • Food Pounding
  • Highland Support Project (Guatemala Missions)
  • Heritage Park and Mary's Share
  • Homework Helpers (Hugh Mercer ES)
  • Legal Aid Works (LAW) sponsorship
  • Micah Serve Areas
    • Breakfasts
    • Cold Weather Shelter and Drivers
    • Community Dinners and Drivers
    • Furniture Bank
    • Lunch Program
    • Annual Pledge
  • Mission Control
  • Prison Ministry – Upper Room/Gideons
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Refugee Settlement Support
  • Interfaith School Dressing Days
  • S.O.K.S. Camp
  • UMCOR Kits

What are we developing for the Future?

  • Homework Helpers and STEM Tutoring at Heritage Park Community Center
  • White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona with Highland Support Project
  • Micah Furniture Bank
  • Food Partnership with local schools

Grow the love of Christ

Leaders: Mark & Lisa Earnesty         

What we are doing now?

  • Pre-School – Promotes development of the whole child.
  • Sunday School – Children, Youth and Adult Classes
  • Boys and Girls Scouting Ministry
  • MOPS – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers
  • Children – Jesus said; “Let the little children come to me.”
    • Children’s Sabbath, Vacation Bible School
  • Upward Basketball
  • Kids with Purpose, Mid-week program
  • Seasonal Celebrations
  • Youth – Do Something!
    •             UMYF – Sunday Nights, Youth Praise
    •             Missions – FredCamp, Jeremiah Project, CCC
  • Adult - Adult Small Groups & Sunday School

What are we developing for the Future?

  •             Sunday at 11:00 AM Small Group Ministry

Connect with each other

Leaders: John & Kitti Mann          

What are we doing now?

  • Fifth Sunday Connect
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Card Ministry
  • Prayer Shawl ministry
  • Visitation ministry
  • Communion to the Homebound
  • Better Health Team
  • Barnabas Ministers
  • Grief and Hospice Support Ministry Moments
  • Stephen Ministry
  • Funeral Receptions
  • Ushers
  • Greeters
  • Worship Team
  • Wedding Coordinators
  • United Methodist Men (UMM)
  • United Methodist Women (UMW)
  • Merry Makers
  • Emmaus
  • Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinners

What are we developing for the Future?

  • Grief and Hospice Support
  • Emphasis on improving our Pastoral Care as well as our visitation ministries.
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Better Mental Health Task Force