David Stewart

Lead Pastor
david@fumcpb.org

BIO:

FULL NAME: David Allison Stewart

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Crab Cooker (Coronado Island, CA)

FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Nancy Stewart, two kids; Christy and Ben.

HOBBIES: Traveling

HOMETOWN: Born in Anchorage Alaska, childhood years Farmington, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Love walking with people as they discover God’s love and healing in their lives.

FUN FACT: I have college letters in baseball and soccer and do not have a high school letter for either sport because they were not high schools sports in Farmington at the time.

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Amanda Gowen

Amanda Gowen

Youth Pastor

amanda@fumcpb.org

Bio

FULL NAME: Amanda Kristene Gowen

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Bronze Owl or Wine Rack.

FAMILY/KIDS: Travis Gowen- husband of 15 years, Ireland Gowen, 14 y/o 8th grade @ PBJHS, Rowan Gowen, 12 y/o 6th grade @ Lake Road.

HOBBIES: Serving in any capacity, soccer, reading, enjoying nature, ADVENTURING! Anything that makes me laugh.

HOMETOWN: Houston, TX

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Late night chats w/ kids on mission trips, throwing glitter in the guy’s beards during Christmas parties, youth musicals, watching young Christian leaders develop.

FUN FACT: I HATE CHEESE!!! On anything! Even my pizza is bread, sauce and pepperoni. LOL

Timothy Starnes

Timothy Starnes

Contemporary Worship Leader/ Media Ministry

tim@fumcpb.org

BIO

FULL NAME: Timothy Ryan Starnes

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: FIve Guys and Chick-Fil-A.

FAMILY/KIDS: Single for now!

HOBBIES: Music in basically every capacity. I love playing guitar and piano, writing and producing songs and expressing myself and my heart through music. Also video games!

HOMETOWN: Poplar Bluff, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Too many to count, but seeing youth come to know Jesus is always a standout. Seeing the youth at FUGE in 2018 be completely transformed by Jesus and some coming to know Him for the first time was incredibly awesome.

FUN FACT: I learned/play guitar and piano entirely by ear.

Pam Becker

Pam Becker

Traditional Music Director

BIO

FULL NAME: Pam Howard Becker

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Any place that serves good steak!

FAMILY: Widowed. Three Kids, Kaylin, Andrea, and Coulton.

HOBBIES: Hanging out with family and friends.

HOMETOWN: Franklin, OH

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Watching shy kids find their voice and performing in church musicals.

FUN FACT: My summer job while in grad school was singing in the opera chorus with the St. Louis Opera Theater.

Renee Bobo

Renee Bobo

Office Manager

renee@fumcpb.org

BIO

FULL NAME:Renee Jean Bobo

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Anything Mexican!

FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Devin Bobo, four kids; Maddyx, Royce, Maylee, Makynzee.

HOBBIES: Spending time with family/friends, playing with my kiddos, and all things sports!

HOMETOWN: Flora, IL

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Watching my son accept Jesus Christ in his heart and then be baptized.

FUN FACT: I played 6 years of competitive level volleyball, and 2 years of college volleyball.

Cynthia Gonzalez

Cynthia Gonzalez

Director of Finance

cynthia@fumcpb.org

BIO

FULL NAME: Cynthia Lorena Gonzalez

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Fuji.

FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Chris Gonzalez, have 4 children.

HOBBIES: Singing has always been a huge part of my life, designing art, and desiging cakes.

HOMETOWN: Born in Amsterdam, raised in Castricum, Netherlands

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: There are so many, but I think my favorite is when leading worship and hearing the people singing praises to our Almighty God in adoration.

FUN FACT: I love to travel and have been to 10 different countries so far! Our kids’ first mode of public transportation was an airplane.

Cassie Carl

Cassie Carl

FUMY, Youth Leader

 

 

Bio

FULL NAME: Cassie Louise Carl

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Las Margaritas or Beijing.

FAMILY/KIDS: No kids, but I do claim our youth kiddos as my own

HOBBIES: I enjoy photography, and napping if that’s considered an actual hobby.

HOMETOWN: Poplar Bluff, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: This is such a hard question to answer, but ultimately watching youths’ lives be completely transformed as they come to know Christ fully and start to further their relationship with him. It’s always so amazing to watch them find true joy in having a relationship with our Heavenly Father.

FUN FACT: I used to coach gymnastics as well as cheer in college.

Jim Carrier

Jim Carrier

Lay Leader/Worship Leader

Bio

FULL NAME: Jim Carrier

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Fuji’s

FAMILY/KIDS: Lawson (6)

HOBBIES: Spending time with my family, coaching, and working out.

HOMETOWN: Poplar Bluff, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Seeing the revival that’s breaking out in our youth group.

FUN FACT: I’m an only child

Kaysea Kirchner

Kaysea Kirchner

1st Kids, Children’s Leader

BIO

FULL NAME: Kaysea Jo Kirchner

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Fuji or Maya’s

FAMILY/KIDS: Husband TJ Kirchner, Son Konner Kirchner other son Klay Kirchner.

HOBBIES: Arts and crafts with the kiddos and baking.

HOMETOWN: Piedmont

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Seeing children tell a story of God to their friends that you have taught them with so much excitement in their eyes. It fills your heart with love.

FUN FACT: I hate the feel of cotton balls!

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis

Hospitality/Worship Leader

Bio

FULL NAME: Ryan Lee Davis

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Texas Roadhouse

FAMILY/KIDS: Alicia (wife), and 2 children. Serena (16, daughter), and Camden (14, son).

HOBBIES: Watching sports.

HOMETOWN: Poplar Bluff, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: The first baptism I ever performed.

FUN FACT: Growing up I wanted to be a stand-up comedian!