FUMC Staff

Emily Spearman Cannon

Lead Pastor
 
Fun Fact: I have an incredibly intense aversion to cheese…and I mean *all* cheese. I can’t eat it in any form! 
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Reading, watching nerdy TV shows, walking, singing, cross-stitching, spending time with my family
Favorite Bible Verse: Micah 6:8 – “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
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Lacey Wheeler

Associate Pastor
 
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.”
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Ben Wheeler

Director of Youth & Discipleship Ministries
ben.wheeler@mcphersonfumc.com
 
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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Lori Klatt

Administrative Assistant
office@mcphersonfumc.com
 
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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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

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.”
Miriam Griggs

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
 
Fun fact: I have moved approximately 50 times in my life and have been in 38 of the 48 contiguous states at some time.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Spending time with my children, gardening, listening to music, visiting with friends.
Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 22:37-40 – Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your hear and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Mark Hunter

Technology
 
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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.”

Adjuct Staff

Austin Regier

Director – StepMC
 
Fun Fact: I once caught a wild tarantula in a park by my house when I lived in Paraguay and kept it briefly as a pet.
Favorite Hobby: Playing bluegrass music with my family.
Favorite Bible Verse: Colossians 3:12-15 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Sherrie Rickerson

Coach – Circles of McPherson County
 
Fun fact: I have moved approximately 50 times in my life and have been in 38 of the 48 contiguous states at some time.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Spending time with my children, gardening, listening to music, visiting with friends.
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Peter 2:9-10 – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”