Davison United Methodist Church

MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD!

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Patty Cousins | Administrative Assistant

 Patty has lived in the Davison community for 23 years and loves the area.  Patty is married to husband Rob and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  The oldest is Brendon, his wife Angela and 2 little ones, Emmalyn and Easton.   They live and work in the Waterford area.  Her son Lucas has finished his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.  Lucas will be moving to Alpena, MI to work as a choreographer, theatre performer/dancer and set carpenter for Thunder Bay Theatre.  Her daughter Olivia is currently living in Dearborn, MI where she attends U of M and is working on her Masters in Clinical Psychology.  Patty loves animals and spends her spare time rescuing abandoned and stray animals. 


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Cassie Todd l Small Group and Christian Education Director

Cassie grew up nearby in Davisburg, Michigan attending Holly Presbyterian Church. Receiving her Bachelors fro Michigan State University and her Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary, she became ordained as a Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor in 2011. Since her ordination she has served as a solo pastor for a two year residency in South Carolina, and an associate pastor for four years in Florida.  In the fall of 2017, Cassie and her family (husband Matt and daughters Kennedy and Kinsley) moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan so they could be closer to family. She's happy to find her new place being able to do ministry part time and spend more time with her children while they are still very young. Her passions include: building up her and other's relationships with Christ, listening to Christian worship music, dance, MSU football and March madness, and of course doing various activities with her family. Cassie's office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Sundays from 8-noon.

 


Gary Kramer | Audio/Video Tech

Gary began serving Davison United Methodist Church as Audio Video Director in 2005 after serving for over 20 years in a similar position at Flint Wesleyan Church.

After graduating from Wayne State University in 1979 with degrees in broadcasting and journalism, Gary helped co-found M & K Recordings Inc., distributing supplies and providing production assistance to churches, schools, radio stations, advertising agencies and other organizations. Later, Great American Radio was formed, suppling recordings of radio broadcasts from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s from his extensive library.

Gary continues doing audio recording today for groups such as the New Century Chorale, Livingston County Chorale, and others as well as for churches, and school choral and band organizations throughout the state, and provided audio assistance to the Rock of Ages Big Band.

Gary and LaDonna were married in 1986 and today enjoy a large, ever growing family.


Ronnie Ferguson | Youth Director

Ronnie was born in Flint and grew up in Davison where he came to faith in Jesus Christ as a boy.  He played basketball and football at Davison High School and attended college at Spring Arbor University where he focused on creative writing, literature, and theatre.  After college graduation, Ronnie was hired by the SAU Theatre Department where he had the opportunity to write, direct, and compose musical scores for many plays.  Additionally, he has worked extensively as a teacher and as a care worker for children with special needs, mental illnesses, and serious behavioral challenges.  

In ministry, Ronnie has served as a worship leader in many church settings, while also working closely with youth.  He is passionate about connecting with, encouraging, and empowering young folks on their journeys of faith.        

In his free time, more than anything, Ronnie loves spending time with his 9-year-old son Elliott.  They enjoy playing sports and board games, watching movies, outdoor adventures, and just about any good, clean trouble they can find!


Eun Lee | Accompanist


Eun Lee is trained in the classical method.  She studied with well known musicians and teachers in South Korea. She started her studies in professional music school at the age of seven.  She graduated with honors and earned Baccalaureate degrees in Music for both Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Gangneung Music College, South Korea. Upon graduation, she qualified as a soloist, concertmaster, and piano instructor. Eun Lee provides piano and organ accompanist support to DUMC. She loves to play the piano with people who love God.  With her years of experience, she is excited to grow as a professional accompanist with DUMC.


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Alexander Gardner
Alex is a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Alex is very excited to have joined the staff at Davison United Methodist Church and is looking forward to getting to know everyone in the congregation, as well as the choirs. He is honored to have the opportunity to use his talents in the role of Music Director to better serve God. Alex plans to continue to build on the excellent tradition of incorporating music into the worship services at DUMC


Ralph Woodside | Custodian

During the fifteen years of membership here at DUMC I have been blessed to greet many wonderful people, teach many children, sponsor confirmands, and provide leadership on the Trustees committee. When the position of custodian became available, I felt called to witness my faith in a new way.

    This opportunity fills my heart with joy – after working at General Motors for 37 years, I find this rewarding. My family, Patty and the kids support this new chapter in my life as I care for the Lord’s house and His people.

    “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”Philippians 4:6 NLT

Thank you, for a season to serve this congregation.


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Stefanie Pickell l Nursery Assistant

Stefanie  lived in Davison about 6 years.  She has her own daycare at Davison.  She has two boys and one girl.