Columbus First United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Come grow with us!
MEET OUR PASTORS AND STAFF

 
Rev Cindi Stewart
Senior Pastor
402-564-8463
 
Pastor Cindi grew up in Syracuse, Nebraska and attended Doane College double majoring in English and Philosophy/Religion. She entered into full-time Christian Ministry serving as a Youth Director in Loveland, Colorado, Wichita, Kansas and Norfolk, Nebraska before responding to the call to go to seminary. Pastor Cindi graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary in 2006.
 
Before coming to Columbus as Senior Pastor in 2014, she served the previous four years at Madison Trinity & Norfolk Westridge UM Churches. Pastor Cindi and her husband Klint have two daughters. Pastor Cindi also rides a motorcycle and enjoys scrapbooking and crocheting.
 
 
 
Pastor Joe Krepel
Associate Pastor of Outreach Ministries
402-564-8463
 
Pastor Joe is our Associate Pastor of Outreach Ministries. Previously, Joe served as youth director at Kearney, Nebraska First UMC where he also led a contemporary worship service. He brings skills in facility management along with a passion for sharing the Gospel message.
 
Joe & his family have been attending the Ignite service at our Outreach Center, and their children have been active in Kidz Korner and youth groups.  
 
 
 
Sarah Borgman
Christian Education Director
402-564-8463 or 402-564-8362 (OC)
 
Sarah is our Christian Education Director including Youth Ministry.She was born in York and went to Doane College. Her first teaching position brought her to Columbus in 1992.
She immediately joined the church. Sarah lives in Platte Center with her husband, Scott, and three children. Sarah and Scott were married in this church in 1994.
 
Sarah loves working with the youth and children of the church. During a typical Wednesday night youth group 40-50 people come share their faith in God at the Outreach Center.
 
Sarah would love for you to come check out the youth, Sunday School, and the church. Ask about Bible Study opportunities or how you can volunteer in the many aspects and programs of the church.
 
 
Sharon Zobel
Business Coordinator
402-564-8463
 
Sharon has served as our Business Coordinator since December 1991. A Columbus native and graduate of Lakeview High School, she began her business accounting career with the Becher-Curry Company.
 
Sharon and her husband Bill have 2 children, Amy of Columbus and Brent who lives in Omaha. Along with keeping busy with 5 grandchildren, hobbies include reading, crafts, bicycling, and walking.
 
Sandy Martensen
Program Coordinator
402-564-8463
 
Sandy Martensen assumed the position of Program Coordinator September 4, 2018. She previously joined the staff serving as Administrative Assistant. 
 
 
 
Randi Conard
Administrative Assistant

Randi Conard is our Administrative Assistant. She grew up in Creston, Iowa and recently moved from Kansas. She has a daughter Mailey who is 7 years old. Randi enjoys cattle shows. Her favorite color is turquoise and she honestly doesn’t like pop or candy (though she does enjoy white chocolate). 
 
 
Martha Davidson
Parish Nurse
402-564-8463
 
The Parish Nurses organize an additional Red Cross bloodmobile drive approximately every 10 weeks. Our goal is 40+ units each time. Call  402-564-3587 to schedule for the next opportunity. 
 
Remember the Community BLOODMOBILE every Thursday. Sign up with the Red Cross online at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation (search on Zip 68601).
 
Remember one pint of blood can save up to three lives.
 
 
Elisha Maxwell
Custodian
402-564-8463

Elisha Maxwell, our Custodian is originally from Sunset, Arkansas where he grew up with 11 siblings. Elisha, a resident of Columbus for the past 25 years, is married to Christina. They have two children together, a handsome 18 year old son and a beautiful 11 year old daughter.
 
Elisha enjoys fishing a lot! He also likes other sports, especially basketball and spending time with his family.
 
 
 
 
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                          LOCATIONS & SERVICE TIMES
 
Downtown  2710 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8463
     Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
     Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
     Nursery available 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
     Transportation available for Sunday 10:30 service. Call the church by Friday to schedule
 
Outreach Center  3602 16th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8362
     Saturday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.
     "Ignite On Sunday Night" Alternative Praise Gathering
      Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship
 
Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.