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


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
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, writing, 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 

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


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
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