OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
First United Methodist Church
201 East 3rd St.
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone:  812-522-1137
Fax:  812-522-1187
Email:  fumcseymour@gmail.com
Facebook:  First United Methodist Church Seymour
 
Office Hours:  
Monday-Friday:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
(closed Noon-1:00 p.m. for lunch)
 
 
Sandy Cooper
Pastor

 

Sandy and her husband Gary (retired United Methodist minister) were married on December 14, 1991, and joined their families as one.  Sandy and Gary have children in Indiana, Florida, and Ohio.  They love spending as much time as possible with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Sandy’s dad and brother are both retired United Methodist clergy.  Her hometown is Richmond, IN.  Sandy graduated from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.  Following high school she attended IU Bloomington and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in Psychology and Religious Studies.  She earned a Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary.  She was ordained Deacon in the South Indiana Conference on the United Methodist Church and then ordained an Elder.  Sandy is currently a volunteer chaplain on rotation with other volunteer clergy for Schneck Hospital, Chairperson of the Southeast District Committee on Ministry, and serves on the Indiana Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.  When Sandy isn’t at the church you can probably find her reading or enjoying a movie.  She and Gary enjoy traveling and spending time with family, watching the grand kids play sport, and visiting her dad and brother’s family.  Sandy’s favorite foods are Crème Brulee and dark chocolate. 

 

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  -Philippians 4:13
 
 
Paul Schaeffer
Lay Visitation
 
Paul and his wife Martha have 2 sons and 2 grandsons.  He is a Seymour native.  After high school, Paul attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in Business Management.  Paul enjoys woodworking and anything chocolate-chocolate chip cookies, chocolate brownies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cake, chocolate bars…  

 

“Jesus wept.”  
-John 11:35
Margaret Gladney
Administrative Assistant
 
Margaret and her husband Gene have one daughter and one granddaughter.  Margaret is originally from Byhalia, MS.  She attended Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS, where she graduated with a B.A. in Social Science. Margaret loves spending time with her granddaughter.  She has worked at FUMC for 17 years and is a pastor’s wife.  
 
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  
-2 Chronicles 7:14
 
 
Rachel Nay
Director of Youth & Young Adults
 
Rachel and her husband Tyler live on the family farm with their 3 dogs (Gabe-Husky, Ruthie-Black Lab, and Otis-Mini Australian Shepherd), 3 ducks (Anne Bonny, Captain Jack, and Captain Hook), and several barn cats.  Rachel grew up in Rockport, IN and attended Indiana University Bloomington.  She graduated with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Resource Management.  Rachel enjoys hiking, gardening, visiting parks, cooking, and trying new things.  Her favorite meal is meatloaf, green beans from the garden, fresh corn on the cob and blueberry crisp with homemade ice cream to top it off.
 
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”  
-1 Timothy 4:12
 
Dr. Judi McMillen
Music Director
 
 
Judi has been the Music Director since 2003.  She is originally from Lawrence County, Indiana but has also lived in New Jersey and Ohio.  Judi has a Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University, a Master of Science in Education degree from Purdue University and  PhD from The Ohio State University.  Judi loves spending time with family and has 2 daughters, 1 son, and 11 grandchildren.  She also enjoys reading, writhing, playing the piano, and working in her flower garden.  Judi enjoys most styles of music-Classical, Instrumental, Choral, Opera, Musicals, Big Band/Swing, Classical Jazz, Dixieland,  and Rock.  
 
“…I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  
-Matthew 28:20 
 
 
 
Bridey Jacobi
Organist
 
 
 
 
Greg Hubbard
AV Coordinator
 
Greg and his wife Loris have been married 18 years and have 7 wonderful children and 16 glorious grandchildren!  He is a Seymour native and went to Medora High School.  Following high school, Greg attended Vincennes University.  Greg enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and eating Greek and Italian food.  
 
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”  
-Proverbs 3:5
 
 
Amy Blankenship
Nursery Coordinator
 
Amy and her husband Shawn love spending time with their daughter Mikaela, son-in-law Carl, and 2 grandsons, Isaac and Nathan.  Amy graduated from Seymour High School and attended IUPUI where she graduated with an associates degree in early childhood education.  When she isn’t with family, Amy enjoys spending time outdoors.  Her favorite foods are Italian and anything on the grill.  Amy has been working in the nursery at the church since 1994!  
 
“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”  
-1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Joseph F. running the sound board for worship.
Trent H. running the slides for worship.
Andrew F. running the camera for worship.
Sunday Morning AV/Tech Crew
 
 
First United Methodist Church | 201 East 3rd St. Seymour, IN 47274 | fumcseymour@gmail.com | 812-522-1137