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Pastoral Staff

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Mark Fenstermacher

Lead Pastor

Growing up in a United Methodist missionary family, Mark has lived in Europe, Africa, Indianapolis, northwest Alaska, and northern Indiana. A graduate of both IU (A.B.) and Duke Divinity School (Master of Divinity), Mark has a D. Min degree in Parish Revitalization. Since 1988 he has served as Lead Pastor in several large churches, and his primary roles in our church are preaching, visioning, stewardship and as our head of staff. Mark serves the larger church as a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry and as a mentor to pastors. He is married to Sharon and they have three grown sons (Bryan, Nathan and Michael) and three wonderful grandchildren.

Teri Crouse

Associate Pastor

Teri joins the First Methodist pastoral team as Associate Pastor after serving most recently as senior pastor in Gary, IN at Marquette Park UMC on the shores of Lake Michigan. She’s delighted to be back in Bloomington, which she considers a “home away from home.” Teri has two degrees from IU Bloomington: a BA in English literature and a JD from the Mauer School of Law; as well as an MDiv from Christian Theological Seminary. Following a fulfilling and long-lived career as a lawyer (primarily with Eli Lilly and Company), Teri followed God’s call into ordained ministry. She’s passionate about issues of social justice, being the change we wish to see in the world, and giving our best to God – including worship excellence. Teri’s the proud aunt of three nieces and a nephew: all delightful young adults about whom you’ll hear many stories if you give her any opening.

Donna Goings

Pastoral Care & Outreach

I have been a full-time pastor in the United Methodist Church since 2005 and have most recently served as the senior associate pastor of Anderson First UMC in Anderson, IN. My responsibilities included overseeing educational and spiritual formation programming, older adult ministry, grief recovery ministry, and outreach ministries. I also preached on a regular basis, provided ongoing pastoral care, led worship, and did all the other stuff pastors do in their atypical days! I served six years as a part-time local pastor at her home church, Good Shepherd UMC, in Fort Wayne. I love being a pastor and helping people in their faith journeys. I am a second-career pastor– my first career was in health care. I worked for 35 years at Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne in a variety of nursing, educational, and human resource roles—staff nurse, nursing educator, information systems nurse, management educator, and organization development coordinator and trainer. I’m excited to be sharing with everyone at First Methodist!

 

Program, Administrative, & Other Staff

 

Shana Dublan

Director of Children’s & Family Ministries

Born in Bloomington, Shana Dublan moved to Florida after meeting and marrying her husband, Sean. In Florida, while Sean was finishing his degrees, Shana discovered her calling in life: to teach others about Jesus. She has since been in ministry for 11 years, enjoying every minute. In the summer of 2017, Shana and Sean decided they wanted to make Bloomington home again and partner alongside First Methodist in children’s ministry. They have 3 children: Isaac, Lauren, and Liam.

Kevin Smigielski

Director of Youth & Young Adults

Kevin Smigielski, a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School, spent the past year as Resident Chaplain at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. Previously, he served at Christ UMC in Georgetown, IN, and as interim pastor for a 2-pt charge in the North Carolina Conference while finishing seminary. Over a ten year span, Kevin also directed youth and young adult ministries in South Bend, Marion, Fort Wayne, and Sherrills Ford, NC. During those times, he partnered with Christian outreach organizations on trips to Europe, Africa, and Central America. While excited to live once again in the heart of Hoosier country, Kevin will always be devoted to his Duke Blue Devils. He enjoys time with his two dogs – Finn and Tucker – and has a love for reading, playing tennis, backpacking, watching college football, and trying to make pottery. In his role at First Methodist, Kevin is looking forward to fostering deeper connections with God, a stronger sense of belonging for youth and young adults in the Church, and clearer understandings of who we are as children of God.

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Travis Jeffords

The Open Door Worship Leader

Travis Jeffords grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to Bloomington with his wife Ashlee, who is currently in the PhD program in Religious Studies at IU.  They currently live in a Christian intentional community called Sunset Hill. Travis loves music, Tottenham Spurs, rock climbing, and enjoys experimenting with his facial hair. This is his website.

 

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Cath Foreman

Director of Office Operations & Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Cath, along with her two girls, moved to Bloomington in 2015, coming from Danville, IN. Her older daughter attends Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and her younger is at Bloomington North. She has worked in the printing and graphic arts fields for the past 10 years and enjoys cooking and sewing. She is looking forward to making new friends and being part of the Bloomington experience.

Shelby Rodney

Financial Specialist & Program Staff Support 

Shelby briefly lived in Bloomington during her college years, and she enjoyed what Bloomington had to offer: a small town atmosphere with the resources of a city.  In 2016, Shelby moved back to Bloomington from her hometown of Danville, IN.  Her interests include TED talks, film & film analysis, stand-up comedy, trivia games, photography, and lifelong learning.  Her future plans are to attend grad school for an advanced degree in forensic psychology or criminology.

 

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Ann Arbuckle

Church Receptionist

A veteran employee of First Methodist, Ann Arbuckle has worked here for 40 years. She loves plants, her furry animals, and God. You will more than likely find Ann greeting in the Atrium with a smiling face and cheerful disposition unless she’s busy in the office running bulletins.

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Nancy Argersinger

Worship Coordinator

Nancy Argersinger is grateful to be a member of First United Methodist Church as well as serving on the staff as pastoral care and worship coordinator. She earned a doctorate in music from Michigan State University and nearly 20 years later attended Christian Theological Seminary, receiving a Master’s degree in Arts and Education including a two-year internship at IU health Bloomington Hospital in the area of spiritual care and chaplaincy. She is the proud mom of Sarah and Sam, and of golden retrievers Beep!, Ollie, and Katie.

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Anne Kapper

Parish Visitor

Anne Kapper is originally from Olney, Illinois, home of the white squirrels. She has been parish visitor for over 20 years and enjoys getting to know congregants. In her spare time she teaches water classes at the local YMCA for people with arthritis.

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Gwyn Richards

Chancel Choir Director

Current Dean of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Gwyn has previously served as director of Choral Activities at McGill University in Montreal. From 1980-1986, he was the Assistant Dean of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Rice University, where he started a master’s program in choral conducting. He then went on to serve as Associate Dean of Music and Associate Professor of Choral Music at the University of Southern California. In 1992, he returned to the IU School of Music as Director of Admissions, eventually becoming the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. In July 2001 he was appointed as Dean of the Jacobs School.

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Charles Webb

Church Organist

Charles H. Webb is a musician of unique versatility. From pianist and concert organist to choral and instrumental conductor to composer and administrator, Dr. Webb has received acclaim in virtually every area of music. For 24 years, Dr. Webb served as Dean of Indiana University School of Music. Known and respected internationally, Dr. Webb was awarded the 1997 Rockefeller Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy for the study of hymns of all faiths; the 1989 Indiana Governor’s Award for the Arts; the 1987 Thomas Hart Benton Medal for Indiana University; the 1980 Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern Methodist University; and the Sagamore of the Wabash Awards from three Indiana Governors.

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Adam Stichter

The Open Door Videographer

Adam was born and raised in Indiana. He and his wife, Anne, and their cat, Oswin, moved to Bloomington so that Anne could pursue a Masters at IU. They met at Anderson University where Adam graduated undergrad with a Bible and Religion degree and Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Service. Adam brings with him his experience of leading and encouraging college students and his excitement for learning and for following Christ. Adam enjoys listening to other peoples’ stories, usually over a great cup of coffee or tea, playing and designing board games, biking, making amazing drinks as a barista, and learning interesting and (sometimes) random things.

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Michael Rousey

Information Technology

Michael has lived in Bloomington most of his life, for at least 29 years. He has a loving wife and two girls ages 12 and 9. His mission is to serve the Lord in the capacity that God granted him with, in particular Information Technology. Computers are such a part of our lives, and in our mission to Connect, Grow, and Serve, there is so much we can do!  If there is a way we can serve your ministry at First Methodist with technology, don’t hesitate to contact Michael at his email address! God Bless!

 

 

Jubilee Interns

Grace Minnick

Intern of Worship

I am the worship intern! I’m a freshman at IU majoring in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation with a music minor. I have been a worship leader in my home church in Fort Wayne since 2010. I have been blessed to have had older worship leaders mentor me from a young age. When I arrived in Bloomington in the fall, Jubilee became my new home, and I felt God tugging at me to serve this joyful and uplifting community. I look forward to involving the incoming freshmen and playing music with other students to worship and praise God! Fun Fact: Sometimes, I like to play original songs on my ukulele while I hula-hoop.

 

Josh Tucker

Intern of Missions/Outreach

I am a junior studying secondary social studies education. I am looking forward to this internship because I see it as my next big step in my walk with God. I am excited to try to bring more amazing people to be a part of Jubilee and our church family. I am also looking forward to planning next spring’s mission trip for Jubilee! I’ve been on mission trips in the past but I’ve never had the opportunity to plan one. That will be amazing! The mission trip is the main reasons I applied for this internship; I love to work closely with groups that I am passionate about. A fun fact about me is that I love to play golf and take photos!

 

Steven Reinoehl

Intern of Hospitality/Outreach

I am a freshman in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. I really love listening to music and experiencing new things with friends! I applied for the Jubilee Internship because I am absolutely inspired by the authenticity and hospitality of the Jubilee leaders and students, and wish to learn and grow from the culture and mission of Jubilee. I hope to not only learn how to lead fellow students in their spiritual growth in the next two years, but also how to more successfully grow in my own faith and walk as I am mentored toward guiding others.

 

 

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