First United Methodist Church
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Church Staff

 Rev. Roger Madden, 
 Church Pastor     
 e-mail: screvrog@msn.com
   
  Pastor Roger came to First UMC in 2003.  He has been a pastor in Iowa since 1987 and served 6 years at First UMC in Fort Dodge as the Associate Pastor and then 10 years in Shenandoah as the sole pastor.  Roger is a caring and enthusiastic minister who communicates with young and old alike.  His biblical messages relate to the pressures and day to day problems we all encounter.  Roger is a graduate of Morningside College here in Sioux City, majoring in Business Administration, which has helped him a lot in the "business" of church.  When Roger is not at the church, he swims, bicycles, plays golf, lifts weights, and loves spending time with his wife of 29 years, Amy, and their two daughters, Elizabeth (24) and Christine (22).
 
 


 
 
 
 Rose Milligan,
 Children's Education Coordinator 
 e-mail: fumcrose@q.com
     Rose began as our Education Coordinator in November of 2007.  She has been very active here at First UMC and her experiences makes us excited to have her in ministry with us. She was the Pre-School Director at a preschool ran by her church when her family lived in Raytown, Missouri (a suburb of Kansas City) from 1998 through 2004. This included planning curriculum, recruiting staff and volunteers, dealing with budgets, and organizing activities and missions with the church and community. She also helped to design, coordinate and run a Rotation Model Sunday School.  Since moving to Sioux City in 2006, she has been active in our Christian Education program, including being an integral part in working with Brenda (our former Education Coordinator) in designing and beginning our Sunday Rotation Sunday School program here as well as substituting for Brenda in Clue’s Club.  She is the proud mom of four girls: Mariah, Selena, Isabella & Adrianna.
 



 Neil Peck
 Director of Older Adult MInistries
 
e-mail: neil-fumc@outlook.com
     Neil began his ministry in this new program in January of 2014.  He has lived in Sioux City since 1965 and had worked as a Barber in Sioux City for 50 years.  He has been active in church ministry for many years and is a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church.  His passion is a want and willingness to serve and help people in the name of the Gospel.
     Neil enjoys working in his yard and helping his wife of 36 years, DeEtte, with her flowers.  He also enjoys reading and being the neighborhood grandpa.  He serves as Chaplain of the Abu Bekr Shrine Temple in Sioux City and is active with the shrine hospitals.








  
 
 Mary Vondrak, 
 Office Manager
 e-mail: scfirst@msn.com
     Mary has been managing our office here at First UMC since 2001. Previous to this she ran the Morningside True Value Store with her husband of 20+ years, Bill. Mary is the mother of 4 children and enjoys golf, scrapbooking, camping, and taking care of her kids.



 
  
 
 
 
  
Other Staff (not yet pictured)

Dawn Kopp, Youth Director

David Chobar & Jane Sibley, Church Organists
 
Stephanie Irish, Adult  Choir Director
 
Veronica Walker, Adult Handbell / Children's Tone Chimes Director 
 
Arnie Sardeson, Church Custodian
 
Lonnie Gustafson, Sunday Custodian
 



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