LOVE ... God and your neighbor KNOW ... Jesus as Lord of your life SERVE ... Others as Christ served us GROW ... In faith through Bible Study, Worship, and Prayer
LOVE ... God and your neighborKNOW ... Jesus as Lord of your lifeSERVE ... Others as Christ served usGROW ... In faith through Bible Study, Worship, and Prayer  

Steve George


Pastor  Steve began with us July 1st, 2018. He  & wife Tiffany came to us from Eldon Mo. He welcomes the opportunity to grow LUMC and allow the congregation to worship in an environment of the their choosing.  He has encouraged both a blended service as well as contemporary.  

Michael Moyer

Associate Pastor & Youth Leader

Michael has grownup in this Church, and serves as Associate Pastor and Youth Leader. His wife, Kara, assists in the youth activities. Michael began this role in  2017. Our youth program is  called 'Inspire', and is open to all youth in the community.    



Donna Arnold


Donna joined the staff parttime in 2015. She is a longtime member of the church and enjoys spending free time with children and grandchildren. Donna welcomes the opportunity to serve on the staff  and stay in touch of the people of LUMC.

Carol Barr

Financial Secretary

Carol serves as our Financial Secretary. She joined the staff in 2018.  Carol has served in the postion previously and is certainly no stranger to the demands of the job.  She and husband Pat have been members of LUMC for many years.  In their free time they enjoy children and grandchildren as well as traveling.   


Becky Payne

Choir Director

Becky began directing our Choir in 2009. Becky plays Piano, Directs the Choir and organizes Special Music. She also teaches in the music program at Lamar R-1 School.  She and husband Judd are members of the church and enjoy their children and grandchildren.

Erin Keithly-Coats

Director of Lamar Daycare Center

Erin is an excellent director of our Day Care offering support to both the church and day care staff.  If is obvious in the way she conducts herself that she has a passion for childcare. 

Valerie Waggoner

Director Of Love & Learn Pre-School

Val began at LUMC in 2000 as children's educations and is now serving as the Director of Love & Learn Pre-School. She states pre-school is her passion.

Joyce Phipps

Love & Learn Preschool Lead Teacher


Joyce taught 1st grade for many years in the Lamar School. Then in 2016 she ventured out in a new learning field of Pre-school here as Love & Learn Preschool was born. Joyce is very dedicated to her students and their learning. 

Carla Swartz


Carla is organized and efficient in cleanliness! Carla works a full time job by day and keeps LUMC tidy evenings and weekends. She always wears a smile and willingness to help out in all capacities of the church.  


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