Staff & Leadership

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Mary Beth Byrne

Mary Beth Byrne is pastor of of Caring Ministry at First Church. Mary Beth is an experienced counselor with a wealth of varied experience.

caringministries@fumcwhitewater.org

262-473-2131

Dan Fahs

Pastor Dan believes that worship is central to Christian life. Worship refreshes and refills us so that we can reach out to those around us with the Great-Good News. Pastor Dan is passionate about seeing lives transformed in response to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. He feels strongly that a church fails to be The Church if it is not in mission - putting hands and feet to the gospel. In addition to reaching out to those around us (loving our neighbor), Pastor Dan also believes we must grow more in love with God. He enjoys leading small study groups in which knowledge is not only learned, but also applied.

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Jayne Haskey

Jayne Haskey is our Business/Office Manager.  Jayne loves our church family and is happy to welcome everyone into our building and will always try and answer any questions you may have.

businessoffice@fumcwhitewater.org

262-473-2131

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Gina McManaway

Need something from the church office?  Chances are you're about to meet Gina.  She's that pleasant, deliberate voice you hear on the phone (she's even better in person!).

churchoffice@fumcwhitewater.org

262-473-2131

Beth Staniforth-Seamster

Beth is our newest staff member.  She serves as WARM's Children's Ministry Coordinator.  Beth is excited to be serving the youth of WARM and brings a wealth of experience to the position.

christianed@fumcwhitewater.org

262-473-2131

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Christine Hayes

Dynamic and energetic, Christine Hayes, our chancel choir director brings music to life and life to music!  She'd love to have you in the choir.

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262-473-2131

Jim Athas

For Jim Athas, our Organist and Director of Music, music is built-in, not added-on.  He's equally at home playing the organ, piano or hammered dulcimer.  What a guy!

jamesrathas@yahoo.com

262-473-2131

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Joe Sherman

Did you notice the church property in great shape?  Lawn mowed, floors mopped until they shine, or any of what seems an endless list of responsibilities for these folks?  If so, say a heartfelt thank you to Joe.  We don't often see him "out front," but what he accomplishes behind the scenes is invaluable!

262-473-2131