Keck Mowry

Rev. Mowry, our Senior Pastor as of July 1, 2015, believes his calling here at FUMC Palatine is to make clear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lead people and...

Shelby Ruch-Teegarden

Shelby grew up in Winchester, Tennessee, a small, rural town, halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga. She studied religion and history at Martin Methodist College, a small liberal arts school in Pulaski, Tennessee, and is now...

Teri Schmelzel

While overseeing all of FUMC’s Children’s Ministries, Teri’s primary focus is children from birth through sixth grade. Her role is to “help the children grow in their faith and find joy in...

Jan Cobb

Jan has been on staff at FUMC Palatine since September 2001. She was born in Chicago and grew up in Lombard, Illinois. Jan earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University...

Cindy Busch

As Director of His Kids Choir, Cindy works with kindergartners through sixth graders. She is originally from Hoffman Estates, Illinois and has been at FUMC Palatine since joining the Chancel...

Lynn Klassy

Lynn oversees the day-to-day operations of the church and acts as an executive assistant to the pastors. Lynn grew up on a dairy farm in Monroe, Wisconsin as the oldest...

Kim Veitch

Kim is the “face or voice you meet first” when you stop by or call the church office. She grew up in Palatine and has been at FUMC since 2001....

Michael Grippo

Since September 2016, Michael has been the Choral Director of the Chancel Choir and has recently gained the position as Worship Leader of the Praise Band. Michael is originally from...

Linda Camp

John Foley

John has been the Director of the Handbell Choir since 2015. He stepped in after the passing of our long-time (and beloved) director Carolyn Simons. He enjoys learning and making music for the congregation,...

Marco Lima

Joel McClellan

Joel, being the son of a United Methodist pastor, moved around as he grew up, calling Chicago, Skokie, Hebron, Lindenhurst, and Glen Ellyn “home.” In 8th grade his family landed...