FUMC Staff

RATZLAFF, JAMES; (Staff)121

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!”
 
WHEELER, BEN; (Staff)2

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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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.”
KLATT, BRADLY; (Staff)2

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”
HOBSON, David

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

NELSON, HAROLD; (Staff)22

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.
LEWIS, Jo

Jo Lewis

Financial Assistant
jo.lewis@mcphersonfumc.com
 
Fun Fact: I tie the best fishing knot ever. Guaranteed your lure or hook will not come loose from your line.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Fishing – sing the Earth is 3/4 water it is clear to me that GOD intended us to spend 3/4 as much time fishing as anything else!
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 – “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
AND 1st Corinthians 13:13 – “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. “

Megan Vogelsberg

Coordinator of Children’s Ministry and Nursery
 
Fun Fact: I am 5’4″ and wear a size 10 in shoes.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: I love to shop and spend time with my family.
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
 
GRIGGS, NICK; (Staff)2

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.
LEWIS, REBECCA; (Staff)134

Rebecca Lewis

Coordinator of Outreach
 

Mark Hunter

Technology
 
WARNER, JAY; (Staff)23

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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Joyce Hall

Organist
 
Fun Fact: Our family has so much fun together, any time we are together is a good time!
Favorite Hobby/Activity: Music, sewing and painting.
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Izaac Chapman

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

Alana Murphy

Director – Circles of McPherson County
 
Fun Fact: I don’t mind if you call me Alana Banana.
Favorite Hobby/Activity: I love to travel, meet new people, experience new cultures and try new foods!
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 5:13 – “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
 
LEWIS, REBECCA; (Staff)134

Rebecca Lewis

Circles Coach