Welcome to

Neighborly UMC

neighborlyUMC-Group-shotWe are a friendly congregation that continuously seeks to serve our community in practical, loving ways. Our packed calendar and thriving ministries keep us busy, but we recently discovered a new tool that simplifies much of the work we do: ResourceUMC.org.

Join us to discover how we've been able to spend more time in ministry and mission with the help of this one, central website that delivers timely content from across the denomination.

Meet the leadership team!

Willa the Worship Pastor

Willa, Worship and Discipleship Pastor

Willa is a deeply spiritual, visionary leader who spends hours in prayer as she seeks guidance in planning worship experiences and faith formation. She has a knack for identifying, encouraging and celebrating individual spiritual gifts.

Interesting Fact: Willa has been a member of a choir since the age of three. Her frequent choir tours have allowed her to sing in 35 different states ... only 15 states to go!

Hobbies: Painting; playing piano and guitar; yoga

Favorite topics on ResourceUMC:
Christian Education Worship Spiritual Formation Health and Wholeness

Ty, the youth minister, discovers useful sermon assets and other tools to help him minister to the Neighborly UMC youth group on ResourceUMC.org

Ty, Youth and Children’s Pastor

Ty is passionate about developing young people into strong leaders who are empowered to change the world. He loves technology and is active on social media, finding it the best way to connect with the families and young people he serves.

Interesting fact: Last year, Ty changed his hair color to reflect The UMC’s  liturgical, seasonal colors.

Hobbies: Studying Wesleyan theology; skateboarding; participating in social justice work

Favorite topics on ResourceUMC:
Web Ministry and Social Media Mission Higher Education Advocacy

By using ResourceUMC.org, Luis has access to denomination wide, culturally-relevant content.

Luis, Lay Leader

Luis is passionate about the importance of the church investing in the community in meaningful and relevant ways. His experience as a local entrepreneur brings knowledge in technology, outreach and marketing strategies.

Interesting fact: Luis is fluent in English and Spanish, and is learning Korean.

Hobbies: Coaching his daughter’s softball team; reading tech blogs to learn about trends and new developments

Favorite topics on ResourceUMC:
Communications and Marketing Called to Serve Men's Ministry Ethnic Ministries

Alice uses ResourceUMC.org to discover current administration practices, the latest available technologies, as well as management tools.

Alice, Always helpful with all-around support

Alice keeps the church running smoothly through her generous and hospitable spirit, servant attitude and knowledge of the church. Whether you have a question about the upcoming potluck, mission opportunities or the newsletter, Alice is here to help.

Interesting fact: As a former missionary and world traveler, Alice has seen all of the new Seven Wonders of the World

Hobbies: Traveling with her family; rebuilding classic cars; playing badminton

Favorite topics on ResourceUMC:
Administration Welcoming and Inviting Women's Ministry Specialized Ministries