Our Mission & Vision
The christian growth of our youth.
The spiritual growth of our families.
The religious growth of our community.
The physical growth of our facilities.
The missional growth of our church.
We are the people of God sharing the love of God.
We are the “playing coaches”– a team of ‘sheepdogs’ nudging each other and this church and community we love closer to our Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Our passion and goal is to be in mutual, prayerful support of each other and our church in order that we might all grow more and more in Christ’s image and become the people and community God envisioned us to be! We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.
Dr. Phyllis Provost-Saas, Pastor
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Phyllis has a passion for God and for God’s Word and doing whatever it takes to help people have a personal relationship with the God who loves them and to continually experience God’s Word in fresh, new ways, relevant in their day-to-day lives. She connects with each person there, no matter what their age or church experience. Her doctoral degree is in Pastoral Counseling and she stands ready to encourage and coach others as they seek to find the inner strength they need, the answers they’re seeking, and a faith that will keep them going!
Jim Shellenberger, Youth and young adult ministry
Jim makes youth ministry ROCK! here at Haysville UMC! Youth group, community activities connecting the youth of a number of the churches here in town, leading mission trips and camps and generally letting teens know this is THEIR place and they are WELCOME HERE–That’s what Jim does! Same with college-goers and young adults! Looking for meaning and wanting to know how God relates to your life? Talk to Jim!
Kent Stuckey, Music Director
The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Kent’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. In addition to being an outstanding musician, himself, he leads and coordinates our church’s music groups, including the chancel choir, handbells, praise team and our instrumental group, Jammerz!
Linda Dixon, Visitation and Education Coordinator
Linda, our Coordinator of Visitation and Education, has been one of the guiding lights in our church for a number of years. She assists the pastor in calling on the sick, and works to provide training, resources and coordination of our shut-in visitors and our Education team as they seek to provide learning experiences and spiritual growth opportunities for all ages.
Craig Stranathan, Media Coordinator
Craig is our go-to tech wizard! He’s the one who makes the magic happen through video, lights and sound! The media team at our church is in the process of growing and adding new components. If you want to help with video, technology, lights, and sound on Sundays and other special services, let Craig know!
Sandy Nahrendorf, Office Manager
Sandy is in the office Mon-Thur from 9 am-Noon & 1-5 pm. She prepares the church publications, and serves as administrative assistant for the staff. She’s the one ready to greet you personally during the week, whether you visit by phone or in person, and she’s the one who keeps things coordinated, calendared, and running smoothly. Need to schedule a room? Give Sandy a call.