Say hello to the leadership team at FUMC Maryville!

Meet our Leadership

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Rev. Kimberly Mitchell - Lead Pastor

Pastor Kimberly Mitchell is an Ordained Elder with the United Methodist Church. Licensed for pastoral ministry in 2011, she was appointed to Glen Allen United Methodist Church. In 2013, while keeping under appointment at Glen Allen, she became an associate student pastor at New McKendree in Jackson, Missouri. While at New McKendree she assisted the staff in reopening the old Gravel Hill chapel site as a third campus, where she would serve as lead pastor. In 2014 Pastor Mitchell was appointed at Marquand and Rhodes Chapel, while still serving under appointment at Glen Allen. She received her MDiv in May of 2017 from Asbury Theological Seminary.

She and her husband, John, have two children and one grandson. Kim and John love to hike and fish.

Pastor Mitchell was ordained in June of 2019.

Rev. Wendy Deering-Poynter - Worship Leader

Rev. Wendy Deering-Poynter has earned a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at TCU in Ft. Worth TX in 1998. She has served as an associate pastor, lead pastor, hospital chaplain, pastoral counselor and retreat director. Currently, she works toward certification as a spiritual director through Souljourners at Mt. Saint Scholastica in Atchison KS. Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she is a proponent of ecumenical endeavors; collaboration that brings people together from across the Christian household. 

Wendy eats chocolate and dances in the kitchen. She loves babies, traveling, wonder bubbles and art. Other joys include being a yoga instructor and florist. Wendy lives with husband Jeremy and children, Julia and Miles.

Shirley Barnett - Family, Youth and Children Director

Crystal Dooley - Director of NextGen Ministries

Crystal oversees ministries directed towards discipleship of the next generation, including 5-12th grade and college-aged ministries through NW Wesley.

Stephanie Shields - Office Manager

Stephanie takes care of office matters, scheduling and special projects. FUMC News (the weekly newsletter), announcements, bulletin board information and website. Stephanie can assist you Monday and Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the church office.

Cindy Kenny - Financial Secretary and Assistant Office Manager

Cindy Kenny is our financial secretary. She records and posts contributions made to the church. Cindy can assist you Monday and Thursday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in the church office

John Campbell - Custodian

John Campbell comes to FUMC with 18+ years of experience in the custodial field. Serving the church’s custodial needs keeps John hopping. John can be reached at the church Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm.

Ryan Persson joins the FUMC staff as our evening custodian. Ryan is currently a NWMSU student and an avid fisherman.