Church Staff

Randall Emmert, Pastor

One of my interests is riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle; twisting down a back road can really blow out the cobwebs and clear my mind. My favorite interest is my calling into the ministry. I love serving God and His people…

I want to invite everyone to come to Fairview United Methodist Church and experience God’s love as I have. If you don’t have a church home, come; if it’s been a long time since you have been to church, come. I want to invite anyone searching for a church to come and receive a blessing, as we receive a blessing by your presence.

God Bless You!

Paula Emmert, Youth Leader

Paul Emmert accepted the position of Youth Leader with Fairview United Methodist Church as of April 11, 2021. Paula acted as Interim Youth Leader during our search in 2020 and has proven herself to be a blessing to the Youth Ministry. She has a powerful testimony to her faith, which youth easily relate to.

Our youth are very important to us, as children of God, and as the future leaders of our church. We truly care about their spiritual and physical well-being, and believe that Paula is a positive influence and role model for them.

Kathy Shelton, Music Director

Music is an integral part of worship in Methodist churches. It is the job of the Music Director, as chair of the Worship Committee, to set the stage for anticipation of the weekly message, and to appeal to the congregation for a willing and joyful participation through song.

Kathy Shelton is a strong leader with a background in education. We are so blessed to have her as our Music Director!

Karen Woodby, Kathy Shelton, Karen Briggs

Musicians

Karen Briggs says, “I think I can speak for the three of us that we do enjoy providing music for Fairview, and look forward to every service. We believe music is an important part of worship, especially the congregational singing because it helps involve everyone and brings a closer fellowship with others, and with God.

“Music raises the spirit, frees the soul from the bondage of earthly things, and lifts the seeking heart closer to the singing heart of God.” — Dione Maclane

Anita Hensley, Children’s Activities Director

Anita directs children’s activities, including Wednesday evening meals and classes, Sunday morning Children’s Worship Time, Christmas and Easter programs, and any other special program for the children.

She also leads in planning Third Saturday Breakfast and Family Promise, and is Special Events Venue Coordinator. Anita can answer any question about activities around the church, or knows how to find out. She is definitely one of Fairview’s Essential Workers!

Kim Woods, Lay Leader

Our lay leader is the primary lay representative of the laity of the local church. Part of Kim’s job is to foster awareness of the role of laity both within the congregation and through ministries within the church and outside the church.

Kim is very active in mentoring youth, and with the Fairview Men’s Group. You might occasionally catch him wearing a apron, preparing for one of their great meals.

Nancy Maddock, Church Council Chair

Nancy is well-know in the Fairview community and beyond for her expert sewing and quilting skills. But her talents for organization and meeting efficiencies are also evident in her role as Chair of Fairview’s Church Council.

The church council provides for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It is the main administrative body of the church. It envisions, plans, implements, and annually evaluates the mission and ministry of the church.

Fairview’s mission is derived from our Vision Statement: We believe God is calling us to greater spirituality through the joy of worshipping, serving, and sharing the love of Jesus Christ. In support of this, we will diligently seek to teach God’s word, nurture and reach out to those who are in need or lost, and allow God to work through us individually and as a congregation.