Meet our Leadership Board at PUMC

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The Leadership Board consists of 13 members, including the Senior Pastor. To contact the board, email Phil Constance, the chair of the LB,, or Pastor Justin Williams,
Meet our Leadership Board Members
Gillian Anantharaman:
I joined PUMC in 2013 and I serve on the Staff-Parish team.
What I like most about PUMC is how welcome we feel and the many opportunities there are to be involved in worship, missions and small groups.
Phil Constans:
I joined PUMC in 2002 and serve as Chairperson of the Leadership Board.
I love the congregation, our staff, and our pastor. We have always felt so welcome at Powell. I love how active our congregation is, whether it be in small groups or mission work. My wife and I are actively involved in the choir and handbell choirs.
Karen Curren:
I joined PUMC in 1997 and I serve on the Missions team.
I love being part of an active congregation! There are always opportunities to serve and learn.
Alex Dumm:
I joined PUMC in 2019 and serve on the Finance team.
I was drawn to PUMC by the friendly people I encountered from the first day I worshipped here. However, it is the variety of ministries and learning opportunities that offer us so many ways to share in God’s love with so many others that was the sure draw for me. What a blessing for us all.
Todd Hardesty:
I joined PUMC in 2000 and serve on the Finance team.
I treasure the open and friendly nature of our congregation! I feel we truly ‘respond to the reality of God’ in immeasurable ways at PUMC.
Sheri Hilty:
I joined PUMC in 2015 and serve on the Facilities team
What I appreciate the most about Powell United Methodist Church are the people I’ve met who have helped me deepen my faith in Christ and grow my knowledge about the Bible. I treasure the relationships I’ve built through both worship participation and through volunteering with our Children’s Ministries program. I love that PUMC has so many opportunities to serve and to give back both to the church and to our community.
Barb Knight:
I joined PUMC in 2014 and I serve as a Secretary for Leadership Board.
I appreciate PUMC for its warm, welcoming, and caring ministers and staff. I especially enjoy the numerous small groups offered such as in-depth Bible studies, various classes, and regular activities; where there are many opportunities to grow in faith. It’s an honor to serve on the Leadership Board.
Kathy Perry:
I joined PUMC in 2002 and I serve on the Staff-Parish team.
Being connected with hope-bringing people is what I like best about PUMC; there is a familial sense of belonging. I particularly love the wide ranging variety of small group opportunities where relationships are created, fostered, and deepened.
Julie Piper
I joined PUMC in 2015 and I serve on the Facilities team.
PUMC is a big enough church that there are lots of people, but not too big that you feel lost. My husband, Matt, and I also like that there are kids and families so that our daughter can meet kids her age and also attend church with kids from school. I really appreciate all the book studies and bible studies to keep my spiritual being fed.
Ed Rainaldi:
I joined PUMC in 2007 and serve on the Facilities team.
The thing that I have enjoyed most in my 14 years at Powell is the warm and friendly reception that Cathy and I received when we first came and the warm fellowship that we see in our church family every time we are together.
Chuck Ring:
I joined PUMC in 2018 and I serve on the Facilities team.
My wife, Mary, and I were both raised in Christian homes and have always enjoyed becoming deeply involved in all aspects of our church families. Powell UMC is a strong, family oriented, faith-based community that allows us the opportunity to be part of sharing what God has done in our lives with others through a strong outreach programs while creating a warm sense of belonging with our wonderful friends in this congregation.
Mark Scott:
I joined in PUMC 2002 and serve on the Staff-Parish team.
That there are so, so many ways this congregation, from the leaders, to the members, to the children, serve as living witnesses and servants to the faith, joy and love of Christ, and yet still open to expanding our reach. It’s truly humbling.
Faith Williams:
I joined PUMC in 1997 and serve on the Missions team.
The warm welcome we experienced from members drew my husband and me to join PUMC, and the focus on missions locally and around the world is one of the things we love most about the congregation. It is a privilege to work along side so many others who are dedicated to being the hands and feet of Christ in our world.