Meet Our Staff

PASTORS

BRIAN OLIVER

BRIAN OLIVER

SENIOR PASTOR

Brian joined us at First United Methodist Church in Casper in July of 2008.

Rev. Brian comes to us from First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, WY. His duties included: preaching, and leadership of their children, youth, and adult programs. Rev. Brian was raised in Upton, WY and feels proud to call Wyoming home. He spent two years in Chicago, IL during junior high and high school, which instilled in him a passion for multicultural ministry and social justice. Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. Brian received his Master of Divinity at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and was chosen by faculty and peers to deliver the baccalaureate sermon at his graduation in 2004. After graduating, he served two churches in Springfield, OH until he was asked to serve at First Cheyenne.

Brian can be reached at the church office at (307) 234-9385. If he is out, you will be connected with his voice mail which he checks regularly. You can also e-mail him at SeniorPastor@fumccasper.com.

MARY SHIVERS SCHMIDT

MARY SHIVERS SCHMIDT

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Pastor Mary grew up in Georgia, reside and served numerous churches in the Texas Annual Conference for 25 years. She has a heart and passion for God and serving people and leading them into a deeper walk with the Lord.

Her responsibilities at the church include training and strengthening an active Stephen Ministry Program, regular home and hospital visitation with our homebound members, leading Bible Study, preaching monthly, and participating in our outreach ministry at King’s Corner on Sunday and Tuesday nights. She also provides leadership in our “Faith Keepers” Women’s Ministry.

Mary’s educational training include a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Christian Education from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky, a Master’s degree in Divinity from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mary is married to Don Schmidt, and she has one married son Josh, who resides in California. Hobbies include reading, walking, entertaining and taking cruises.
Mary can be reached at the church office at 307-234-9385.

Her email address is associatepastor@fumccasper.com

Music

Diane Lynn

Diane Lynn

Director of Music

Diane Lynn grew up in West Covina, CA where she studied music at Cal Poly Pomona University receiving a BA in piano. Diane attended Christ Lutheran Church and School for elementary and middle school. There she studied piano, organ and violin. Diane occasionally played piano and organ for church services while in middle school. Diane attended Western Christian High School. There she joined the musical ministry group, Hilltop Faith. She accompanied and sang on this ministry team all four years traveling throughout the west, Hawaii and Canada. During her years of high school and college, Diane worked with Martin J. Nystrom, composer of "As the Deer Panteth" and "Come to the Table" as well as many other worship songs for Hosanna! Integrity at Faith Community Church in Covina, CA. Diane has served as Choir director and director of music at several churches in California as well as in Michigan. Diane has raised money for The Angels Program and The Wyoming Medical Center by producing the program "Seven Daffodils: A Salute to Gifted and Courageous Women". Diane also directed the contemporary worship service at Our Saviour's Lutheran in Casper, WY. There she wrote, produced and recorded "Setting 16" for the Lutheran church using singers and musicians from Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.




Diane can be reached at the church office at (307) 234-9385. If she is out, you will be connected with her voice mail. You can also e-mail her at: music@fumccasper.com.



Dana Deuel

Dana Deuel

Kiononia Bell Ringers Director

Office Support

Linda Gehres

Linda Gehres

Office Administrator

Office@fumccasper.com

Blithe Cummings

Blithe Cummings

Treasurer

Treasurer@fumccasper.com

Linda Brubaker

Linda Brubaker

Financial Secretary

James Lee

James Lee

Church Custodian