Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson leads traditional worship at Asbury during “Traditions” at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Kip has been the senior pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church since 2010 but has been preaching for more than 30 years. “There isn’t anywhere else on God’s green earth I’d rather be than at Asbury,” he says. “I find joy and fulfillment in this role each and every day.”

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Robert Mercer is the Pastor of Discipleship at Asbury. He works with the youth and children’s staff, leads the confirmation program, and has over 25 of years experience working with students and families. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Timothy 4:12: Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Helping people strive to be the person God has created them to be is one of the passions that keep Robert in ministry.

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Music Ministry

Nancy Beard
Elizabeth Vise
Children’s Director

Family Ministry

Angie Gongwer
Director of Family Ministry
Susanne Warren
Kids Town Children’s Ministry Director
Caitlin Eiland
RESET Student Ministry Director
Monica Williams
Family Ministry Assistant
Andrea Lowry
Childcare Director

Additional Ministries

Maggie Dunaway
Director of Congregational Care
Robyn White
Adult Ministry Director


Leah Gardner
Karen Kirkpatrick


David Miller
Church Coordinator
Matthew Butts
Audio/Visual Director
Amy Gonzalez
Communications Director
Trish Barnes
Krissie Klamer
Food Service Coordinator
Tricia Mazur
Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

CASA (Day School)

Carolyn Ealy
Melody DiClemente Administrative Assistant
Sherri Stovall Administrative Director


Fred Azbik
Facilities Director
Roderick Adams
Facilities Assistant
Joe Terry
Facilities Assistant
Al Bredemann
Facilities Assistant