Our Lay Servants
We are blessed to have the following Lay Servants who use their gifts and talents to help the pastor and the congregation in carrying various vital ministries as trained lay persons in ministry. These dedicated members have gone through extensive training each year for preaching, teaching, nurturing, small group ministries, evangelism, caring ministry, and mission outreach.
JOE CELENTANO Joe describes himself as “a Disciple of Jesus Christ” more than anything else. Since joining this church family, he has been actively involved in various ministries of the church, including: the Church Council Chair, a Certified Lay Speaker to preach at our church and other churches, Worship Team drummer, a Bible Study Co-Leader, J.O.Y. Mission Team, Men’s Group, Food Pantry, Breakfast Feeding Ministry, and Campfire Ministry. Joe is passionate about growing our church and reaching out to new friends in the community.
BILL WILLIX Bill serves as a trustee, leader of the United Methodist Men’s Group, and is part of our worship team. He also came up with the vision of the Breakfast Club. He enjoys preaching and doing children’s messages during worship. Bill is passionate about need-based evangelism, and sharing God’s love and hope with everyone.
JEAN CHARLES Jean serves as the Lay Leader of the Church. She has a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences and is a Licensed Occupational Therapist, as well as a Business and Relationship Coach. Jean is uniquely gifted in leading positive change, one-on-one counseling, coaching and organization.
MIKE TIRONI FUMC of Blairstown has been Mike’s home church since 1976. He was confirmed and became a member in 1981. Currently, Mike serves as the Chairperson for the Trustees. He is also a part of the United Methodist Men and Worship Team. As a father of two wonderful children, Jack and Alexa, he feels truly blessed to be a part of this church family.
Chairperson, Joe Celentano
Recording Secretary, Michael Tironi
Lay Leader, Jean Charles
Lay Member to Annual Conference, Barbara Dwiggins
Reserve Lay Member, Open
Staff-Parish Relations Chair, Barbara Celentano
Trustees Chair, Mike Tironi
Finance Chair, Karen Hinchman
Finance Secretary, Lorrie Schoemer
Church Treasurer, David Dwiggins
Sunday School Superintendent, Debbie Stiefel
Youth Leader, Scott Wills
Worship Coordinator, Joanna Stoner
Evangelism, Bill Willix
UMW President, Claire Smith
UMM President, Bill Willix
Disaster Relief Representative, Lorrie Schoemer
Members at Large, Grace Ackerson & Tom Charles
Pastor, David Tillisch
Our Administrative Committees
|Class of 2015||2016||2017|
|Staff Parish Relations Committee|
|Barbara Celentano||Bill Willix||Sanju Kim|
|Jean Verbeke||Mike Tironi||Grace Ackerson|
|Sam Jones||Nancy Rice||Michelle Peterson|
|Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development|
|Joanna Stoner||Carla Jones||Barbara Dwiggins|
|Kathy Chambarry||Jean Charles||Fred Cook|
|Claire Smith||Mike Tironi||Matt Willix|
|Board of Trustees|
|Michelle Peterson||Jean Charles||Fred Cook|
|David Dwiggins||Carls Jones||Michael Hall|
|Michael Tironi||Shawn Torppey||Bill Willix|