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SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Another baby will be born in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Senior Pastor. 

SENIOR PASTOR

Rev. Michael Park

michaelpark78@gmail.com

Rev. Michael Park holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Philippine Christian University in the Philippines, a Master of Theology from Hyupsung Graduate School of Theology in South Korea, & a Master of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. Rev. Michael is very passionate about teaching the Scripture and challenging people to dream bigger and make a greater impact in their lives. 

 

He truly believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a place called home for the many who do not have one. Wherever Pastor Michael goes, he loves reaching out new people, building up real, authentic, and genuine relationships with others, & creating a culture where anyone can belong. 

 

Michael and his wife, Esther have a son, Paul. Also, they are expecting another boy in January, 2021. Rev. Michael is currently serving First United Methodist Church of Chanute, KS as a Lead Pastor. 

OFFICE SECRETARY

Ronda Phillips

fumcronda@gmail.com

Ronda began her journey with FUMC in the spring of 1998. Over the years she has come to know and love so many of the wonderful people who have walked through the doors and into her life. Her skills are constantly evolving and growing and she loves that. Challenges can be exciting!

 

She was fortunate to meet her soul mate at an early age which sidetracked her education to become a guidance counselor. She did manage to eventually earn a degree in Business Management. Prior to working at FUMC, she ran and operated 2 businesses. She was blessed with 3 wonderful children, who in turn have blessed her with 6 grandchildren.

 

Her passions include anything to do with science or science fiction and crochet. In fact, She absolutely loves learning! This includes learning more about everyone I encounter.  

CHURCH TREASURER

Linda Jones

treasurerchanute@gmail.com

Linda Jones has served as treasurer since 2016. Linda grew up in Chanute and was raised in Chanute First United Methodist Church. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pittsburg State University, and she is a Certified Public Accountant. She retired from Neosho County Community College after teaching accounting for 31 years and serving as Applied Science Division Chair. 

 

She continues to teach accounting online for Johnson County Community College. Linda is married to Hal. They have one son, Ryan, who lives in Chanute with his wife, Tannah, and son, Beckett. Linda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and she likes to travel. She is happy to be serving as treasurer so she can use her skills to help support the church’s mission.  

DIRECTOR OF NEXT GEN MINISTRIES

Cindy Finley

ykics@hotmail.com

Cindy's passion in God’s Kingdom is to give youth and children tangible ways to learn about God’s love and working for His people. Mission work of all kinds in where her heart lies. She loves to see the excitement of young faces when they connect with a Gods people.

 

She has been married to Mike for 45 years. They have 4 married children and 11 grandchildren. She has been in youth ministry since 1990. Her happy place for a get away is at Grand Lake. She loves exploring the lake on her jet ski.

CHURCH PIANIST & ORGANIST

Terri Sue DeGeer

tsdegeer@gmail.com

Terri Sue is a long-time resident of the Chanute/Erie area. She was one of the ‘Reinhardt kids’ who grew up going to Big Creek United Methodist Chapel east of Chanute. She first substituted as organist for 1st UMC  in Chanute when in high school. Later, Terri Sue and Jim were married in this church since Big Creek Chapel is so small and they have a very large extended family. Jim and Terri Sue continue to live on the family farm and operate a registered Gelbvieh cattle operation. They have two daughters, Melissa and Staci. Melissa and her son Timothy live in Lawton, Oklahoma and Staci is in Wichita.

 

Professionally, Terri Sue is a school counselor, serving many years in the Humboldt school district. She is now the counselor at Erie High School, the same district where she attended school. Terri Sue plays piano and organ and enjoys many different styles of music. She truly believes God gave us music as a gift to feed our souls. She is blessed that He gave her the ability to share some of that gift with others!

CHURCH CUSTODIAN

Kevin Shields

rianne_kevin09@yahoo.com

Kevin was born and raised in Chanute, KS. He has a beautiful wife, Rianne and 4 kids, Haylee, Lays, Arianne, & TJ and 3 grandkids as well. He likes fishing, working in the yard, spending my time with family and of course, working at First United Methodist Church. 

ABOUT US

The First United Methodist Church of Chanute, Kansas Welcomes You! Whether you are from Chanute, or maybe just visiting, we hope you

will plan a visit with us!

ADDRESS

Church Office : (620)431-4240

Email: fumcronda@gmail.com

202 S Lincoln Ave Chanute, KS 66720

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