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About Us

our staff


Pastor Pete Phillips

Senior Pastor


Chris Hockley

Administrative Assistant


Koni Taufa

Music Director

Originally from Tonga and a graduate of UW, Koni leads the music ministry of FUMC including directing the chancel choir and the handbell choir. A very talented musician, there is virutally no instrument that Koni can't play as he often shares his musical talent with the congregation as well as his enthusiastic leadership. Quite simply, it is FUN to be in one of Koni's choirs.


Debra Juarez

Wesley Director

Debra brings with her a wealth of experience leading youth ministry, and continues to work with our youth while answering the call to expand her horizons with the Wesley students. She has a passion and ability to transform unexpected situations into positive outcomes. Her warm, personal approach to sharing her faith helps others grow and discover theirs.


Chelsea Kuhn

Nursery Coordinator

Chelsea knows what our kids need. During the week, she is a special education teacher in a local Elementary School. At FUMC, Chelsea coordinates our nursery, making sure we have the best staff in place to care for your youngest children during church events.


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