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The Team

First United Methodist Church

Leadership and Staff

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Tim Bever

Senior Pastor

Fun Fact: I have been to 47 of the 50 states. Haven’t made it to Alaska or Hawaii yet and for some reason never to New York.

Favorite Hobby/Activity: Grand kids! Marva and I have 5 of them and we love watching them play whatever sport they are currently doing. I also love just hanging out and talking with them.

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”



Larissa Graham

Childrens Director

Fun fact: I have an extreme love for helpless, old, or sickly animals (mainly dogs)
Hobbies: Sewing, Crafts, anything to do with doggies
Favorite scripture: Romans 12:12 "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer."   

I also like and remind myself lots of Psalm 46:10

“Be still and know that I am God”

This one is hard for me to just BE still!

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Sarah Schwartz

Church Treasurer

Fun fact: I am a couponer, always looking for a good deal!
Hobbies: Taking my children to the library for fun activities. I also like to do arts and crafts.
Favorite scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you”  — this is the LORD’s declaration — “plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

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Rebecca Peak


Fun Fact:  My parents blessed me with four brothers.  It took finding the right job to get Sisters -- and I got 109 of them. (I was the Communications Director for the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend)

Favorite Hobby/Activity:  I like cabin camping in State Parks with my dog Gus. I've enjoyed collecting dolls since childhood (I have over 500, several family heirlooms over 125 years old, but I also like to bring one home from places I travel to.)

Favorite Scripture: 23rd Psalm "1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.  6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."



James Fraizer

Revive Worship Leader

Fun fact: I am a missionary kid and I grew up in Okinawa, Japan. Also I love to wear suits just about everyday.


Favorite Hobby/Activity: It's got to be music. Whether it’s playing it, writing it, or learning something new about it! 

Favorite scripture:  It isn’t necessarily one single verse, it’s actually an entire passage. And the passage of scripture is Titus 3:3-8. The reason I love this passage of scripture is because it sums up the gospel and its importance in our lives, in a very digestible way in my eyes.

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Brittani Converse

Youth Director

Fun fact: I love everything pumpkin!


Favorite Hobby/Activity: Going to the movies!

Favorite scripture: Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

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Marc Webster

Choir Director

Favorite Hobby/Activity: I enjoy playing trumpet and golfing.

Favorite Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15:52 - "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

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Noah's Ark Preschool

Fun Fact:  I was born in Great Bend, KS but spent most of my childhood in Texas. I LOVE warm weather!

Favorite Hobby/Activity:  I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my son play middle school sports!

Favorite Scripture:  "I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13



Susan Tammen

Church Pianist/Organist

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