Staff

Pastor

Kyle Frink

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I feel God has always been preparing me to be a pastor in the United Methodist Church, despite my resistance.  My journey brought me to a point where I was trying to live without God.  I was full of fear and feelings of unworthiness.  God loved me through it all and met me where I was to show me Divine Love.  One of the ways God did this was by leading me, just a stranger off the street, to Union United Methodist Church in 2012.

Through my time at Union I have been shown hope and love.  This led me to hearing my call into ministry and being brought to this point, being pastor at the very church that had an active roll in saving my life.  God’s grace abounds and we pray that we can help others find hope and peace in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Union continues to be a place of faithfulness to our Triune God and a people full of love for others.  I am excited and blessed to be a part of the ongoing ministry at Union.  Our vision is to walk with Jesus and invite others to join us on the journey.  We hope you do join us.

                           Pastor Kyle Frink

 

 

Secretary / Treasurer / Media Presentation Leader

Barb Cress

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I became a member of Union UMC in 2014, joining my mother who had become a member a year earlier.  After joining I discovered that several people I knew were also members of Union which made it feel more like joining family.  In 2015, I became the Treasurer for Union UMC.  In 2017, I answered the need Union had, by volunteering to be the media presentation leader.  This position has me operating the Sound System and Screen Presentations for Sunday Services. In 2020, I again answered a need the church was presented with and became the Church Secretary in a part-time status.  Although Union appears to be a small congregation church, it is in actuality a large in heart group that welcomes with open arms anyone who visits or chooses to become a member.

           Barb Cress

 

 

Music Director

Daniel Fry

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I am pleased to be joining the staff at Union United Methodist Church. My role as Music director comes after many years of serving as organist, music director, or choir director at other churches in Quincy, the Champaign area, and metro St. Louis. I am passionate about growing the music ministry at UUMC and using music to share the word of God with the church, and the community in general. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from the University of Illinois. I also teach piano and voice privately in the Quincy area, and at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. I am a frequent accompanist in the area. My wife, Jayne, is Facilities Director at Blessing Corporate Services in Quincy.

                             Dan Fry

 

 

Custodian

Robert Derry

I joined Union United Methodist Church in 2013 with my father, Richard Derry. Union felt like home to us, so we decided to stay. I belong to the New Beginnings Sunday School Class. I really enjoy volunteering at church functions like the ice cream social, the soup supper, Thanksgiving meal, Funfest, and other like functions that Union UMC has. Union UMC hired me in 2019 as their custodian and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I also work at Hy-Vee Foods and on home renovations. I like spending my spare time with my nephew.

                          Robert Derry