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Reverend Russell Fletcher

Senior Pastor

Diane and Russell Fletcher are natives of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Together they served some of the larger churches in Mississippi over a 40 year career before taking early retirement to spend more time in Colorado where they had vacationed over the years.

Russell’s ministry has been one of growth in membership, stewardship, and missions. He was in one of the first classes trained in our denomination to become an Intentional Interim Minister. He will be with us in that capacity for three years as we vision, dream, and discern God’s future for us in property, staff, missions, and ministry.

Known as an effective preacher he has conducted over 100 revivals, camp meetings, and evangelism rallies. He has been on the Executive Committee for the Southeastern Jurisdiction Leaders in Evangelism and chaired that committee in his home conference for 13 years.

Russell and Diane, married 43 years, have always been a team with Diane being very involved in the church as well.

The Fletchers have one daughter, Dr. Priscilla Grissom, who along with her husband, Kevin, and their son, Kyler, live in Superior.

EMAIL ADDRESS: russell@evergreenumc.org

Sarah Sailor

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.

Email: youth@evergreenumc.org

Sandy Sanduksy

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.

Jennifer Ellison

Church Accountant

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.

Email: accountant@evergreenumc.org

Keron Sandusky

Organist Coordinator

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.

Joyce Scheel

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 Michelin

Custodial Staff

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

Joey Bramer

Sound Technician

Joey is an active member of the youth group. He has been the offical photographer for the Vacation Bible School, and has contributed the VBS power point for the congregation to enjoy!

Mia Miller

Sound Technician

Mia is the newest addition to the UMCE sound techs, she is an active member of the youth group and has been a Vacation Bible School volunteer. Mia also shares her musical skills with us during special music.

Lucca Shields

Sound Technician

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!

Julie Cleminshaw

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.

Carol Wood

Office Manager

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.

MacKenzie Hines

Nursery Attendant

Mackenzie is a senior at Conifer High School. She is going to be attending University of Northern Colorado in the spring to pursue her love for children and education.

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