Davison United Methodist Church

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

Flossie A. Jankowske | Administrative Assistant

After graduating from Alma College, Flossie began her working career as a teacher in North Branch Schools, K-12 music and student assistant, retiring after 26 years. She was employed at North Branch UMC as secretary for several years and (later and simultaneously) as the administrative assistant to the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. She was hired at Davison UMC as administrative assistant in 2007.

Flossie is a member of the Fostoria UMC where she serves as music director, pianist and worship leader. She has been an advanced certified lay servant in the Detroit Conference for 15 years.


Patty Woodside | Christian Education Director

Patty and her husband, Ralph, began attending Davison United Methodist Church in 2001. In March of 2011 she came on staff after thirty years at General Motors in Pontiac. Patty felt called to Children's Ministry working both in Sunday School and Children's Church. This led her back to college and into an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Service. Serving as the Christian Education Director, Patty shares her love of God with the entire congregation and community. Leading through development of a Policy for the Protection of Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults, providing training in accordance with the Detroit Conference and maintaining her certification with Genesee County DHS are all important to serving God and our families.

 


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.


Annette Butler | Nursery Assistant

Annette came to Davison United Methodist Church in the early months of 2010. After a short amount of time she decided to become a member.  Most of the jobs she held over the last 25 years, in some way or another, included working with children.  Some of the jobs included: Registered Dental Assistant for Pediatric Dentistry, Sunday School teacher at another Church, daycare owner & provider, and a mother of 4.  She has always loved working with and being around children.  One of the things she feels God has blessed her with has been teaching Sunday School and taking care of the children in the nursery for the past 5 years. Seeing the faces of the children light up as they learn a lesson on Christ is one thing that is God inspiring.