Tom is our Pastor. He was sent to serve our church and congregation, and is truly our motivator and spiritual leader. He is a guitar-packing fun-loving man of God who loves people, and is determined to serve our community as we reach out in love to introduce people to Jesus, and help us all become the people God meant us to be.
He earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology and Bible from Houghton College in 1977, his Master's degree in school psychology from Alfred University in 1979, and his Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1984. He is will complete his Course of Study in t ministry from St. Paul School of Theology in 2020.
Hobbies and interests? Plenty to keep me busy. Waterskiing and running are two that I come to regularly. There is no day of stress that does not feel better after the adrenalin tapping exercise of a rigorous waterski set and two or three mile run, or a workout in the gym. Hobbies on a less frequent basis are rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, woodworking, motorcycling, guitar, fishing, hunting. and all things outdoors. The rest? I look forward to sharing with you as time allows.
If you want to know more, click on this link for an in-depth biographical sketch.
Debra Hastings has been a member of this church her entire life. She plays the piano and organ and also leads the choir. She has served on every church committee, taught Sunday School, and led the Elgin Methodist Youth Fellowship for several years during her lifetime. Debra is devoted to this church and the Elgin Community, where she also serves on the Chamber of Commerce.
Becky Bremenkamp is the President of the United Methodist Women. She has been an member for over 15 years. She has been married to Carl for 52 years. The UMW meets once a month (every third Wednesday) for fellowship and lunch. They sponsor the church's rummage sale twice a year, and give to many local charities.
Terry Chaney is the President of the United Methodist Men's Group. Terry has been a member of this church for 23 years. The UMM get together once a month for fun and fellowship, support Christmas gifts for the Veteran's Center in Lawton, and support local community functions/charities. Please come join the UMM and check out our wonderful church family!!