FUMC Staff


Karen Rice Ratzlaff

Fun Fact: I can twirl fire batons
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Supporting activities of family members, eating out with friends and family, baking cinnamon rolls, vacations to new places, taking walks with my husband James.
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:1-3a, 4a – “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. You are precious in my sight,  and honored, and I love you.”
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Darren Frazier

Fun Fact: Spaghetti sauce chef!
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Enjoy going to movies
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 150:6 – “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”
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Ben Wheeler

Director of Youth & Discipleship Ministries
Fun Fact: I was the school mascot in college. Go Scarlet Hawks!
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Golf, reading, going for a drive to see something new with my wife.
Favorite Bible Verse:  Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
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Lacey Wheeler

Coordinator of Worship Arts, Young Adult Ministries and Hospitality
Fun Fact: I can eat raw cookie dough like a champ!
Favorite Hobby/Activity:  Dreaming up new things! Also…Volleyball!
Favorite Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17 – “The Lord Your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Lori Klatt

Administrative Assistant
Fun Fact: I’m a lefty!
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Playing volleyball and hanging out with my husband
Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine”

David Hobson

Fun Fact: In 1996 I climbed to the top of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Camping in the mountains of Wyoming and trout fishing.
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Part-Time Staff


Harold Nelson

Pastoral Care Visitor
Fun Fact:  I enjoy collecting stamps.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Pastoral Care and fishing (especially Trout) in Missouri and at the cabin in Colorado; also gardening and growing roses.
Favorite Bible Verse:  Selections of words of Jesus in John 14.

Lori Klatt

Coordinator of Children’s Ministry and Nursery
Fun Fact: I’m a lefty!
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Playing volleyball and hanging out with my husband
Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine”
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Nick Griggs

Director of Music 
Fun Fact: I have 8 brothers and sisters and we’re all musicians…and one of my brothers and I both played college football as well!
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Watching movies with my wife!
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28-29 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
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Miriam Griggs

VBS Coordinator
Fun fact: I can clap with one hand
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Getting coffee with friends, lunch dates with friends, watching my oldest son experience new things, and dates with my husband.
Favorite Bible Verse: Depends where I am on the journey, whatever speaks to me and propels me forward.

Sherrie Rickerson
Coordinator of Outreach


Mark Hunter

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Amy Warner

Head Organist
Fun Fact: I drive tractor and semi on my farm.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: reading, hiking, camping, dancing, pets
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
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Izaac Chapman

Worship Audio and Video
Fun Fact: I’m left handed
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Music, going to metal concerts, BBQ with Drew, Ivory and Easton
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 12:1-21 – “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”

Adjuct Staff

Chris Carlson

Director – Circles of McPherson County
Fun Fact: I am the pastor of a Swedish Baptist Church in Lindsborg.
Favorite Hobby: I enjoy listening to podcasts and watching Twitch videos.
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 15:7 – “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Sherrie Rickerson

Coach – Circles of McPherson County