Our Mission Statement:

We are called to love, worship, and serve as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Gum Spring UMC Servants for 2018:

To reach our church staff, please feel free to call the church phone number, (804) 556-3494, or via e-mail: Office@GumSpringUMC.org

In order to address the need for more structured leadership training, the committee on Nominations and Lay Leadership, and the Administrative Council, adopted a new rotation for our ministry area leaders. Beginning in 2018, the leaders of our four ministry areas will serve four-year terms. These terms will be structured so that each leader serves their first year as Assistant Coordinator, then as Coordinator for two years, then as Assistant Coordinator for one more year. Each leader's term overlaps for two years with his predecessor and successor.

HOSPITALITY (Goal: Achieve "Radical")
Welcoming, Greeting and Ushering, orientation for newcomers, fellowship opportunities, newcomer engagement, hospitality, communication and training to the congregation about hospitality.
Coordinator (4yr rotation): Dottie Reynolds
Asst. Coordinator (4yr rotation): Nancy Talmage
Facilitator: Care Nita Pryor-2017
Facilitator: Events Karen Richardson-2015
Facilitator: Outreach Delores Hawk-2018
FAITH DEVELOPMENT (Goal: Achieve "Intentional")
Christian Education and Formation, Age-Level Ministries (children, youth, young adult, seniors, singles, couples, families), Bible studies and small groups, communication and training to the congregation about faith developmant.
Coordinator(4yr rotation): Michele Ferguson
Asst. Coordinator(4yr rotation): Julie Dauksys
Sunday School Organizer: Jolene Smutz-2016
WORSHIP & PRAYER (Goal: Achieve "Passionate")
Worship, logistics, seasonal themes, worship arts, new services, prayer in Christian life and worship, communication and training to the congregation about worship and prayer.
Coordinator(4yr rotation): Monti Brooking
Asst. Coordinator(4yr rotation): Owen Taylor
MISSION, SERVICE & WITNESS (Goal: Achieve "Risk-Taking")
Mission trips, shared ministries, missions giving strategy, generosity, other kinds of learning experiences that help people engage their faith with real issues and needs in our world, activities, experiences, modeling lifestyles, and interactions that help others see, hear, and relate to Christ through us, communication and training to the congregation about mission, service, and witness.
Coordinator(4yr rotation): Mark Chamberlain
Asst. Coordinator(4yr rotation): Nancy Gregory
District Conference Rep.: Monti Brooking
Hermitage: June Taylor
UMFS Rep.: Phyllis Crow

Resource Ministries remain on a 3-year rotation.

The Finance Committee oversees Church finances, from budget and spending, to collections and fiscal policy.
Chair (3yr term): Beth Hildebrand-2017
Vice-Chair (3yr term): Dianna Patton-2017
Treasurer (3yr term): Sharon Driscoll-2017
Bookkeeper : Contractor
Financial Secretary (3yr term): Bonnie Dean-2017
At Large: Rhu Harris-2013 and R. W. Pryor-2016
Financial Steward: Darryl Smutz-2013
ex officio: Council Chair (Brad Duty), Pastor, Lay Leader, SPRC Rep, Trustee Rep.
This group is reaponsible for developing leadership in the Church. The lay leadership makes nominations to fill positions on the various committees.
Chair: Pastor
Class of 2018(1): Jack Anderson
Class of 2019(1): Deb Black
Class of 2020(1): Estelle Pruden
ex officio: Asst. Coordinator of Hospitality (Nancy Talmage); Faith Development (Michele Parrish); Worship, and Prayer (Owen Taylor); Mission, Service and Witness (Nancy Gregory).
Chair: Bob Dewar
Class of 2018(2): Pam Richardson, Bob Dewar
Class of 2019(2): Sara Thrasher, Jeff Walter
Class of 2020(2): Marsha Harding-Nutt, Deb Black
ex officio: Council Chair (Brad Duty), Pastor, Lay Leader, Lay Member (Margaret Allison).
The legal guardian of Church property. The Chair is elected by the members.
Chair: Eston Pruden
Class of 2018(2): Jamie Massey, Becky Armentrout
Class of 2019(2): Kevin LaRue, Janet Brooking
Class of 2020(2): Marcia Powers, Eston Pruden
ex officio: Council Chair (Brad Duty), Pastor(no vote), Lay Leader, Lay Member (Margaret Allison).
Buildings and Grounds: George Mitchell-2014, Dale Hawk-2015
Parsonage: Doris Wiltshire-2012, Dave Liverman-2015
Cemetery: Jean Wiltshire-2015, Jim Neufer-2018
Youth Leader: Erin Halye
Youth Members(2): "selected by Youth Leader"
Youth Treasurer: Nancy Gregory-2015
Dinner Scheduler: Nancy Gregory-2015
At—Large: Patty Melvin-2014, Michele Ferguson-2015, Brittany Stratton-2016, Whitney Frey-2016, Brad Parker-2017, Cristal Hall-2017
ex officio: Council Chair (Brad Duty), Pastor, Faith Development Coordinator or Assistant. Term runs August to August (overlap meeting in August).
The Administrative Council is responsible for guiding the mission and ministry of the Church.
Council Chair: Brad Duty-2016
Vice-Chair: Guy Kemmerly-2016
Lay Leader: TBD
Secretary: Susan Bennett-2016
Lay Member: Margaret Allison-2016
ex officio: Chair or Rep of SPRC (Bob Dewar), Finance (Beth Hildebrand), Trustees, Treasurer (Sharon Driscoll), UMW President or Rep, Youth Rep, Pastor, Ministry Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators.
NOTE: All ex officio positions DO have voice and vote, unless otherwise noted.

Our mailing address is:
191 Cross County Rd
Gum Spring VA, 23065

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