Our Leadership Team

Todd for web2Pastor Todd, Lead Pastor  ()

Pastor Todd has served Delphi UMC since 2001.  His heartbeat is about people trusting in Christ and then living out that kingdom ideal in their lives.  When everyone in the church loves enough to connect people with Jesus Christ by telling their story, to support families to pray and to grow in their faith, and to help those in distress; we will see the culture around us change.  He believes so much in Delphi UMC that the people decided to relocate in 2007, and in 2011 the new facility was completed.  He believes that this church has been placed here for a purpose, and every person who attends here is brought here for a purpose to serve and to receive help and encouragement in their spiritual journey.
 
Pastor Todd and his family love living in Delphi and the people in this church.  He and his wife, Rhonda, of 25 years, enjoy their children, Jordan, Elijah, and Hannah.

Sheri for web2Pastor Sheri, Pastor of Marriage & Family Life ()

Pastor Sheri has served in Delphi since 2007.  She leads our church in connecting people to Christ through counseling individuals and couples in crisis and/or in emotional or spiritual distress.  Much of what we as humans struggle with has a spiritual component to it, and she wants to assist people to experience deep and lasting healing through Jesus Christ. 
 
Pastor Sheri leads the church in strengthening families through marriage retreats, parenting seminars,  programs that help those struggling with various life issues, and she assists in helping people connect to resources within the community that also address life issues. Overall, her ministry entails helping to disciple the church community toward healthy dynamics of living the Christian life together!
 
Sheri loves to work out, to read for spiritual growth, to work on my children’s scrapbooks. Most importantly, she cherishes spending time with her husband and 3 daughters by taking walks together, by sharing and laughing about our lives,  and by putting puzzles together.  
 
Micah for web2Pastor Micah, Youth Director  () 
 
Micah has served in Delphi since 2006.  He coordinates all of the activities for the 6th to 12th grade students in our church while providing communication with families and with the church of what God is doing.  He loves to work with the teens and their families during the many transitions in life.  He loves to laugh and to have fun, but he also loves to get serious about God in worship and in small group times.  He also loves to help with the computer and technology within the church.
 
Micah is married to Jen for 18 years, and they have 3 children, Emily, Elijah, and Ella.  During their free time, they love to play games, to take walks or bike rides.  In the summer, they like to load the vehicle with tents and a cooler, and see how many states that they can visit.  #crazyvacationstories
 
 
Sheila for web2Sheila Wilimitis, Discipleship & Outreach Director  ()
 
Sheila served in Delphi from 2000 to 2006 and returned to Delphi in 2010.  She helps our church family
connect people to Christ
by providing leadership for our adult Sunday school classes, LIFE groups (small group Bible studies), weekly Bible study classes (like DISCIPLE), church membership classes, programs that address specific life issues (like Financial Peace University), and whole church spiritual growth programs (like SoulShift).
 
She helps our church family to serve those in need or distress by providing leadership for our local outreach ministries like: Buddy Bags, Picnics in the Park, Food Pantry, Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog, and coordinating with Nina German on VBS Outreach Projects.
 
She is inspired by Jesus, God’s love, the story of God’s love in the Bible, great books, the multi-sensory beauty and order of the outdoors, and great art and music by Christians.
She is refreshed by exercise (swim, kayak, or hike), by eating great (and healthy) food, by deep talks with dear friends, by reading books, by researching anything and everything, and by being with my siblings and nieces and nephews.
 

Worship Arts Director (Part time position currently open.)
 
 
Nina for webNina German, Director of Children’s Outreach Events  ()
 
Nina provides leadership, oversight, and coordination of the Father Daughter Dance in March and of the Fall Carnival in October of each year.  She also coordinates and provides leadership to Advent Angels in December and Vacation Bible School in the summer.
 
In this position, Nina loves to provide ways that people feel comfortable and safe in connecting to a church family. (It can be a very hard and scary thing to take that first step to connect with a church.) She loves to provide opportunities for people to build relationships with others in a smaller setting because this is so important for them to feel connected with a whole body. Most importantly, she desires to provide a way to lead children to Christ and for them to know, “No matter what happens in their life that God loves them and will always be there for them and that they are never alone”.
 
In her free time, Nina loves to spend time with her family and especially with her grandchildren. She also loves to go camping, and to visit and play games with friends. She loves the sunshine and being outside.  She loves mission work and serving others. She especially enjoys planning events and taking old discarded items and changing them into something new. 
 
sarah for webSarah Cross, Communications Administrator  ()
 
Sarah came on staff the summer of 2014 as the Communications Administrator.  She has a degree in Social Work and has experience in real estate and office management.  Sarah works in the church office dealing with the logistics of the church calendar, assisting the staff, and providing coordination and support for DUMC ministries and events.  She is also the Church Wedding Coordinator and serves on the Praise Team.
 

When Sarah and her family first walked into DUMC, they realized it was a church growing not just in numbers, but in faith.  They felt comfortable to come “as you are” and experienced a sense of community right from the start.  Sarah enjoys the energetic and modern music, the relevant Bible based messages, and the people she calls her church family.  When not at church, you will most likely  find Sarah in her kitchen cooking and baking or trying to keep up with her active boys.   

 
Ashley for webAshley Duff, Children’s Ministry Director  ()

Ashley joined the Delphi UMC staff in 2014.  She coordinates teachers and lessons for children during Growth Point at 10am and Children’s Church during both services, as well as oversees the children’s area in general. She also directs the older children’s choir for 1st to 5th graders.

In children’s ministry, her desire is to connect children to Christ by providing a loving environment where they can be in fellowship with other children and encouraged by caring adults.  And, she strives to support parents by providing resources to aid them as they bring their children up in the faith.  Her favorite part of this job is getting to know families and their children.  Most of all, she would love to talk with you if you have any questions about our children’s programs and/or how your child can get involved.
 
 
Connie for web2Connie Hughes, Parish Nurse and Prayer Director  ()
 
Connie is instrumental in caring for our congregation through her being the Parish Nurse and the Prayer Coordinator.  She schedules monthly worship services at St Elizabeth Healthcare; oversees our Card Ministry; makes Prayer Room weekly assignments; schedules Congregational Care Visitation for those in hospital or having surgery; and initiates the Prayer Chain. Her passion is being able to minister to spiritual, emotional and physical health of our congregation, and she very much cares for our staff “like our mom”.
 
With decades of experience attending our church, Connie loves to witness the changes within our congregation—such as faith growth; caring attitudes; participation of many young people and their families; our involvement in community affairs; and most importantly the power of prayer and how this church was built on prayer and draws it strength on prayer.  In her free time, she loves to spend time in her kitchen cooking and baking; visiting with family and friends; having lunch with her special friends and “catching up”;  and traveling with her sister.
 
Ruth pic2Ruth Miller, Office Secretary ()
 
Ruth considers it a privilege to come in and to minister to those who enter the church, many for the first time.  For most people, she is the first person that they see, and she wants the love of God to be evident in her words and actions.  She wears many hats, so there is never a dull moment.  She loves helping others within our church and community.  
 
Ruth likes to say, “This is the best job that I never get paid to do!”  She loves that God has chosen her to serve in this position, she finds great fulfillment from it.  If there is anything that she can do for you, please let her know at her email above.  Her joy and passion is serving those who love and search for a faith in Jesus.
 
 
Aaron for webAaron Albitz, Facilities Manager ()
 
Aaron has been serving Delphi UMC for several years.   He has a Servant’s Heart and keeps our facility going from event to event and each and every day.  He over-sees all facility needs including maintenance, cleaning, and general upkeep. His vast knowledge of repairs, and the countless hours he spends to to go the extra mile, truly keeps this place running smoothly.  
 
In Aaron’s spare time, he is not only busy with his family, but you might find him patrolling the woods during mushroom season to find those precious goldmines! We are blessed to have Aaron on our team!
 
 
Kathy for webKathy Justice, Bookkeeper ()
 
Kathy has served as our Bookkeeper for over 5 years at Delphi UMC.  She attends another church in our community along with her husband Mark and her 2 daughters.  She does a great service in keeping the numbers in order at our church! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelsie for webKelsie Sausaman, Nursery Coodinator
 
Kelsie has been our Nursery Coordinator since 2014. She is married to Tyler, has a son Russell, and a little one on the way. She coordinates all the nursery volunteers to cover both services on Sunday, Sunday School, and other special events and services.  She also meticulously cleans the nursery and all the toys each week to make sure they are safe for the next Sunday.  Kelsie enjoys crafts, sewing, and reading to her little Russell.  She is a joy to be around and we are lucky she is on our staff!
 
 
 
 
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