FIRST

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Midtown Sacramento 21st & J

The People

Leaders

= Meet people who are helping guide our work together.

 

Leadership Team:

Chair: Aaron Johnson
Secretary: Julie Rodriguez
Lay Leader: Doug Treadwell and Amy Price
Annual Conference Members: Laura Reed and Andrea Johnson
Alternate Member to Annual Conference: Doug Treadwell
SPR Chair: Julian Leonard
Trustee Chair: TBD
Finance Chair: Dorothy Klishevich
Treasurer: Bill Skinner
Financial Secretary: Terry Haug
UMW Chair: Phyllis Varney
Worship Chair: Terry Haug
LGBTQ+ Reconciliating and Social Justice Chair: Doug Treadwell 

Invitation Chair: Jessie Buckmaster
MOMS Representative: Linda Brooks
Church Historian: Joan Haug-West
Membership Secretary: Doug Treadwell
Spiritual Development Chair: Linda Caldwell
Facility Planning Steering Committee Co-Chairs: Roseanne Lopez and Burt Peterson

 

Ministry Staff

Pastor: Rod Brayfindley
Facility Manager: Mary Meister
Communications Assistant: JB Brayfindley
Children’s Ministries Coordinators: Tracee Simonini-Clark and Deana Dean 

Music Ministry: John Hillebrandt

 

Invitation Team: Jessie Buckmaster, Chair; Bob Peck, Jan Beale, Glenn and Gwen Tilton, Norm Helsel

 

:Spiritual Development Team: Linda Caldwell, Chair; Amy Price, Pat Peck, Eric Thronson, Deana Dean, Tracee Simonini-Clark, Carl Thomas

 

Facility Planning Steering Committee: Co-Chairs Roseanne Lopez and Burt Peterson; Tara Thronson, Pat Coleman, Gary Varney, Laura Reed, Jim Johnson, Danny Yost (Trustee Liaison), Aaron Johnson (Leadership Chair), Dorothy Klishevich (Finance Chair)

 

Staff Parish Relations: Chair, Julian Leonard

2021
Allen Johnson

2022

Julian Leonard, Irene Brown, Alison Coterill

2023

Roberta Smith, Scott Stromen, Bayliss Camp

 

Board of Trustees

2021

Peggy Adams, Gary Varney, Cheri Nelson

2022

Greg Beale, Jessica Leonard, Danny Yost

2023

Jessie Buckmaster, Jaime Segura, Pat Coleman

 

Nominations: Chair, Pastor Rod

2021

Julian Leonard

2022

Bob Peck

2023

Carl Thomas, Phyllis Varney

 

Finance: Chair, Dorothy Klishevich
Aaron Johnson (Leadership Chair)
Greg Beale (Trustee Rep)
Financial Secretary: Terry Haug
Ass’t Financial Secretaries: Adora Crame, Connie Fanos, Pam Fredenberg

Treasurer: Bill Skinner

Assistant Treasurers: Norm Helsel, Pat Peck, Pat Coleman

 

Groups

Compass Kids – Check out the children’s webpage, YouTube page and sign up for the kid’s email.

 

YOUTH – take on the world together with God’s love and each other.

 

LGBTQ Reconciling – network, connect and work alongside others in the church and community.

 

Community Social Justice – actively participate in changing the world for good.

 

Spiritual Development – find opportunities to grow from the inside out with your spiritual family.

 

Mom’s – Support women with children in fun and meaningful ways.

 

United Methodist Women – study, pray and take on projects to support women around the world.

 

Music – opportunities to sing in the chancel choir or band and play instruments.

 

The Brewing Company – small group sharing.

 

Second Saturday Art – Share and help others to share art talents.

Staff

Our ministry staff includes episcopal and district leadership as well as local church staff.

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is a third-generation Methodist. She felt a call to ordained ministry as a child.
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Episcopal Office

 

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Goto earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and M.Div. from PSR in Berkeley. Shinya is married to the Rev. Jennifer Goto and has two children, son Dakota and daughter Reina.

District Superintendent

 

Author of the adult spiritual curriculum "The Awed Life" and many songs, Rod earned a Masters in Div. from SMU Perkins School of Theology. Rod and JB have three grown children, Isak, Eva, and Amanda and two grandkids, Kambria and Shawn.
John is the choir director, organist/pianist. He often performs his originals pieces. He retired in 2011 from California State University, Stanislaus.
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Deana and Tracee have been visiting kids with drive bys and dropping of fun supplies.
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Deana Dean

Tracee is busy signing up families for the new kids' newsletter via email.
kids email signup

Tracee Siminoni-Clarke

Mary is our connection for anything in the building including maintaining janitorial staff and booking usage of rooms for events and groups.
room reservations
Johnny has been with First for over 30 years and knows how to fix anything anywhere!

Johnny Morales

Lead Custodian

Isabel brings experiencing youth in retail and working with at risk individuals in transitional housing for the Salvation Army.
email

Isabel Velazquez Loza

JB works on our webpage and YouTube messages including Love First Word and Sunday online worship services.

JB Brayfindley

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Our service starts every Sunday at 10 a.m. here on the site, YouTube or Facebook.