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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The Lord called Rev. Greg Foust into ministry as a young boy but Greg says he was 25 before he truly “heard” God. “I tried to make a deal with Him about serving as a lay person, but God wanted me full time,” he says. “That decision made an eternal difference in my life.” Greg has served at Asbury for 23 years and coordinates intentional faith development at Asbury through adult education and pastoral care.

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Robert Mercer is the Family Formation Pastor 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

Children’s Ministry (Kids Town)

Angie Gongwer

Susanne Warren
Associate Director
Andrea Lowry
Childcare Director

Student Ministry (RESET)

Joe Williams
Caitlin Eiland
Monica Williams
Youth & Family Assistant

Additional Ministries

Maggie Dunaway
Director of Congregational Care
Robyn White
Adult Ministry Assistant


Leah Gardner
Karen Kirkpatrick


David Miller
Church Coordinator
Matthew Butts
Audio/Visual Director
Amy Gonzalez
Communications Coordinator
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