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David Stewart

Lead Pastor

davidstewart@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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Blake Buchanan

Associate/ NextGen Pastor

blake@fumcpb.org

BIO:

FULL NAME: Blake Ashley Lewis Buchanan

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Texas Roadhouse and Mike and Zack”s BBQ.

FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Rebekah Buchanan, parent of three dogs!

HOBBIES: Playing/ watching sports, traveling, being outdoors.

HOMETOWN: Gideon, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Starting Elevate College Ministry on the campus of Three Rivers College and seeing college students come to know Christ and worship Him passionately.

FUN FACT: I had 13 people in my high school graduating class.

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Amanda Gowen

Youth Pastor

amanda@fumcpb.org

BIO:

FULL NAME: Amanda Kristene Gowen

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Chick-Fil-A.

FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Travis Gowen, two kids: Ireland and Rowan.

HOBBIES: Soccer and Serving- in whatever capacity.

HOMETOWN: Houston, TX

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: FUGE, watching kids share intimate moments with God, and baptisms that followed.

FUN FACT: My father is a 20+ year engineer for NASA, building spaceships and coordinated the Russian/American space program as the Manager of the Technical Moscow Liaison Dept.

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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.

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Pam Becker

Traditional Music Director

Pam@fumcpb.org

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.

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Shiela Boyles

Lay Leader/ Worship Leader

shiela@fumcpb.org

BIO:

FULL NAME: Shiela Jean Boyles

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Exotic Grill.

FAMILY/KIDS: Married to Larry Boyles and we have 4 children: Amanda Johnson, Tyler Davis, Matthew Boyles, and Allison Humphrey. We have 4 grandchildren.

HOBBIES: Singing and playing piano.

HOMETOWN: Campbell, MO

FAVORITE MINISTRY MOMENT: Every moment that I am able to share God’s word.

FUN FACT: Early in my walk with Christ, I prayed that God would allow me to sing and He answered my prayer.

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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.

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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 thik 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.