Pastor Deb Olenyik
Director of Education for Children and Youth
Sarah has been a member of UMC Evergreen since 2000, and has been on staff since 2010. Sarah has a BFA and an MFA in Creative Writing. With a background in education, she has taught and administrered in traditional and online educational programs with people from preschool through college. Sarah has a passion for working with young people, and a deep love for UMC Evergreen.
Carol is a vibrant part of the United Methodist Church of Evergreen. Carol is a member of the UMCE Chancel Choir and her cheerful presence is welcome in our church office.
Jennifer is a welcome new addition to church staff. Jennifer and her husband have two little girls who attend the Great Escape. Always smiling and sunny Jennifer will be sure to brighten the day of anyone she runs into.
Director of Great Escape
Julie has been the Director of the Great Escape program here at the church since 2006. She has three grown children all currently residing in Hawaii. Along with her husband Kevin,they are raising their “empty nest dog” Recie. Kevin works at Hiwan Country Club as the greens keeper and also has a snow plow business. Julie graduated from the University of Hawaii and enjoys yoga, hiking, swimming, gardening and cooking.
Director of Music Ministries
Not only does our Chancel Choir prepare us for worship each week; there are many other musical activities that are going on at our church. From the special music on Sunday mornings, to our organ and piano accompaniment, Sandy, our Director of Music Ministries, gives glory to God through song and music.
We are all thankful to Keron, not only for the beautiful music that she provides on Sunday mornings, but for her work in organizing the organists and selecting the music that we all enjoy! Keron has been the organist and choir accompanist at UMC since 1992.
Organist and Accompanist
Joyce's beautiful music is deeply appreciated by all who attend our services. We can't thank her enough for making worship so special!
Gayla has been a member of the church since 1998 right after moving here with her family from Indiana. She worked for 6 years in Great Escape Parents' Day Out until going full time with her cleaning business. She began custodial work at UMCE in the fall of 2007. She has enjoyed contributing to the church by helping with Vacation Bible School for a few years, pitching in when needed with youth group - including going on a mission trip, and she still enjoys an occasional turn playing harmonica during special music time on a Sunday morning
Lucca is an important part of the Youth Group, and a wonderful addition to the church staff! Her cheery disposition makes her a pleasure to have in the sound booth and around the church!
Clint has been active in the Youth Group and on Youth Missions. He is a wonderful part of the church staff and is always available in a pinch to help out.
Sophia has been active in the Youth Group and on Youth Missions. She really has a heart for service, is wonderful with babies and is a wonderful addition to the church staff!
Jane has has many talents, including music, but here at the church we have appreciated having her take care of the babies where she does a wonderful job.