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Rev. Dr. Matt Hadley

Rev. Dr. Matt Hadley

  Senior Pastor
  (414) 964-2424 ext. 222

In July of 2016, the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay welcomed Pastor Matt as our Lead Pastor. Pastor Matt received his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1992 with a special emphasis on Pastoral Care and Counselling and later his Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. He serves […]

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Janet Hartzell

Janet Hartzell

  Associate Pastor
  414-964-2424 ext. 224

Pastor Janet feels blessed to have had three chances to be in ministry at the UMC of Whitefish Bay! First, from 1978-79 she was a student pastor from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, then was appointed to the church from 2005-2007. Now, having retired from full time ministry, she is back on staff with primary responsibilities in […]

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Rev. Andrew Jones

Rev. Andrew Jones

  Child, Youth & Family Pastor
  414-964-2424 ext. 215

Andrew is a commissioned Deacon in the United Methodist Church who has been working with children, youth, and families in varying capacities for over twenty years. After teaching in public schools for fourteen years, Andrew has served churches in Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Andrew and his wife Kimberly have two children, Sarah and Jacob. They […]

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Neil Bubke

Neil Bubke

  Director of Music & Fine Arts Ministries
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 213

Neil leads all aspects of the vibrant music ministry program at UMCWFB, from handbells and Requiems to exuberant children’s musicals. Contact him to participate! He enjoys making beautiful music, seeing relationships grow among ensemble members, and feeling the Holy Spirit touch the congregation through music, dance, and art.

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Joelle Karth

Joelle Karth

  Director of Adult Discipleship
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 233

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Nell Nash

Nell Nash

  Director of Care and Women's Ministry
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 218

Nell coordinates all aspects of care, which include oversight of a Care Team, follow up on folks who’ve missed worship, visits to Homebound Members, Stephen Ministers and Prayer Shawls, Beads and Handkerchiefs.  She is also responsible for all ministries that focus on women-United Methodist Women, Women Offering Worship known as WOW, Women @ the Well, […]

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Steve Lirely

Steve Lirely

  Youth (transitional assistance)
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 221

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Anne Eversfield

Anne Eversfield

  Communications & Administrative Manager
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 200

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Pam Vaughan

Pam Vaughan

  Business Manager
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 526

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Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

  Church Custodian
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 323

Dan is the minister of clean! He oversees care of our building and grounds.

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Kari Nau

Kari Nau

  Director of Tree of Life Preschool
  414-964-2424 ext. 226

Kari Nau is the Director of Tree Life Preschool. She has taught for over 10 years and is passionate about the growth and development of the young child.  Kari lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband Tim, and three children Patrick, Bridget and Jack, and their lab, Sully. She loves being a part of this community […]

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Greg Swanberg

Greg Swanberg

  Director of Food Ministry
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 109

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Monica Bessette

Monica Bessette

  Director of Carpenter's Shop Christian Daycare
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 115

As daycare director, Monica extends our church mission to Love, Care and Serve to the families, children and staff of the daycare.

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David Hein

David Hein

  Organist

David Hein is the Organist and Chancel Choir accompanist at the UMCWFB. He enjoys leading congregational hymn singing, and strives to find creative, inspiring ways to deepen the congregation’s connection to our hymns and songs of faith. He grew up in south central Wisconsin, in Stoughton, though enjoys the opportunity to travel whenever possible. Currently, […]

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Steve Brook

Steve Brook

  Technology Manager
  (414) 964-2424 Ext. 219

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Rev. Dr. Dick Jones

Rev. Dr. Dick Jones

  Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Jones has a long and illustrious career in ministry in the Wisconsin conference of the United Methodist Church. After pastoring at Whitefish Bay for 22 years, he retired from parish ministry and now works as a mentor to other pastors and a consultant to congregations in the area of church growth.

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