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Staff

Pastoral Staff

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Mark Fenstermacher

Lead Pastor
markf[at]fumcb.org

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.

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Stacee Fischer Gehring

Associate Pastor
sgehring[at]fumcb.org

Pastor Stacee loves God and loves others. This is shown in everything she does from encouraging congregation members, guiding various church leadership teams, singing at the Open Door, and providing a listening ear to all those who enter our church. This is her 3rd year at Bloomington First, and we are so blessed to have her. When not giving her time and energy to the church, Pastor Stacee likes to hang out with her husband and two daughters, exploring the outdoors, making homemade granola and ice cream, or just spending time with friends.

 

Program, Administrative & Music Staff

 

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Ann Arbuckle

Church Receptionist
aarbuckle[at]fumcb.org

A veteran employee of First Methodist, Ann Arbuckle has worked here for 38 years. She loves plants, her furry animals, and God. You will more than likely find Ann greeting in the Atrium with a smiley face and cheerful disposition unless she’s busy in the office running bulletins.

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Nancy Argersinger

Worship Coordinator
nargersinger[at]fumcb.org

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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Teresa Biller

Director of First Methodist Preschool & Childcare
tbiller[at]fumcb.org

Teresa has a passion for Early Childhood Education. She has 9 yrs experience teaching music in public schools, but keeps coming back to Early Childhood. In 2004, Teresa opened, owned, and operated Kreative Kids Early Education Center which was a very successful play-based program for children ages 2-5 in Michigan City, IN. After relocating to the Bloomington area, Teresa became a teacher at PDO. 2015 celebrates her 8th year here. Teresa is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and has earned a National Early Education Director’s Credential from the University of Southern Indiana. As the Director of First Methodist Preschool & Childcare, her goal is to help the program reach the next level of excellence.

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Andrew Bunger

Senior High Youth
abunger[at]fumcb.org

Andrew and his family are not strangers to First Methodist and The Open Door. Andrew, along with his wife Leah and their children, is the actively involved in a variety of ministries and teams at First Methodist. In addition to his work with high school students, Andrew also teaches at Indiana University and enjoys the meaningful work of building relationships with students to help them grow.

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Cath Foreman

Director of Office Operations
cforeman[at]fumcb.org

Cath, along with her two girls, moved to Bloomington over this past summer; coming from Danville, IN. Her oldest daughter attends Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and her youngest is a sophomore 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.

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Erin Inlow

Facilities Manager
einlow[at]fumcb.org

Erin is a Hoosier through and through, and was born in Valparaiso, Indiana. She grew up and attended school in Lawrence and Indianapolis. Her family is from the Shelbyville/Marietta area of central Indiana, and she is rooted in Doctors and Farmers. There are many IU Alumni in her family starting with her Grandfather. Her aunt and uncle were married in this Church in 1958 by Pastor McFall.  Her brother taught her maintenance while working 11 years at student housing prior to coming to work at First Methodist in 2010.

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Travis Jeffords

Director of Open Door Worship
tjeffords[at]fumcb.org

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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Anne Kapper

Parish Visitor
akapper[at]fumcb.org

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 YNCA for people with arthritis.

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Alexandra Lamb

Director of Children’s Ministries
alamb[at]fumcb.org

Hailing from the prairies of Canada with a background in education, Alexandra Lamb brings a wealth of ‘in the trenches’ knowledge to children’s ministries. Having worked in various roles in KidMin since 1994, Alex has spent the last 8 years working as Director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church.

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Dave LaSuertmer

Youth Ministry
davel[at]fumcb.org

Hailing from Indiana, Dave LaSuertmer brings a passion to youth ministry rarely seen in others. When he’s not with his beautiful wife and awesome children, he fearlessly leads the junior high members of our FUMC congregation. When he’s not inhaling marshmallows, chaperoning lock-ins, or thinking up the next crazy game, Dave likes to perform in an 80s cover band and go camping with his family.

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Gwyn Richards

Chancel Choir Director
grichar[at]indiana.edu

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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Lynn Rogers

Financial Assistant
lrogers[at]fumcb.org

Originally from “Hot”lanta Georgia, now a Bloomington resident of 25 years, Lynn Rogers brings extensive financial experience. This includes over 20 years managing a large medical billing company and numerous volunteer treasurer roles throughout the community. Lynn started as a First Methodist volunteer almost 4 years ago after “retiring”, but soon after became a part of the staff and has held the position of Financial Specialist for the past 3 years.

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Michael Rousey

Information Technology
mrousey[at]fumcb.org

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!

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Shari Sprinkle

Director of Financial Operations
ssprinkle[at]fumcb.org

Shari grew up in South Dakota and attended college at Arizona State University, where she earned a B.S. in accounting. After living in Iowa City, IA and Madison, WI, Shari found her way to Bloomington with her husband and three sons. During the past 16 years in Bloomington, Shari has volunteered in numerous organizations and just recently joined our staff. Shari enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends and two dogs.

Shelby Rodney

Program Staff Assistant 
srodney[at]fumcb.org

Shelby briefly lived in Bloomington during her college years (transferred schools twice: from Hanover College to IU and then to IUPUI), and she enjoyed what Bloomington had to offer: a small town atmosphere with the resources of a city. So, after earning a degree in Psychology from the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI, Shelby moved back to Bloomington from her hometown of Danville, IN. Her interests include TED talks, movies, stand-up comedy, trivia games, photography, and lifelong learning. Topics you can always talk to her about include the Founding of the U.S. government, film analysis, crime statistics, and psychological research. Her future plans are to attend grad school for an advanced degree in Forensic Psychology or Criminology.

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Adam Stichter

Interim Jubilee Co-Leader
astichter[at]fumcb.org

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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Charles Webb

Church Organist
webbcc[at]indiana.edu

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. 

 

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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