Staff

Pastor Robert Perry Portrait

Robert Perry, Pastor. More on Pastor Robert Perry coming soon! He will begin serving the Seward United Methodist Church in July 2018.


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Shelley Lorenz, Office Administrator. Shelley oversees the office operations and church finances including budgets, financial reports, accounts payable and banking information.


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Currently Vacant, Worship/Music Director. We are currently seeking a new Worship/Music Director.


JoEllen Axthelm photo

Jo Ellen Axthelm, Associate Pastor/BBCDC Curriculum Director. Jo Ellen is orignially from Kirksville, Missouri where she graduated with multiple degrees from Truman State University. She has lived in many states, most recently North Carolina, but has moved to Nebraska to be closer to family. Her task is to support the ministry and outreach of the church. Jo Ellen’s passion is serving Jesus in both educational and church settings. Family, including church family, are very important to her and she looks forward to helping you find your “spot” at Seward United Methodist Church.


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Alex Sommerfeld, Children’s Choir Accompanist. Alex joined the ranks of church staff in December of 2010, and has been a great addition. An incredibly talented guy that we are to have in our midst!


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Sarah Rodocker, Praise Worship Accompanist. Sarah serves as accompanist, playing several times each month for the praise worship services.


Leslie Stratton photo

Leslie Stratton, Director of Adult Choir, Bell Choir. Leslie brings her gifts of music to both the Adult Choir and the Bell Choir. The two groups rehearse from September to May and sing/play twice each month helping to enhance the worship experience. During the week, Leslie teaches vocal music at Seward High School .


Pam McConnell photo

Pam McConnell, Adult Choir Accompanist. Pam has accompanied various musical groups at the Seward United Methodist Church . Currently, she serves faithfully as the accompanist for the Adult Choir.


Kyle Rojewski photo

Kyle Rojewski, Director of Church Technology. Kyle helps coordinate the technology ministry of the church. His main responsibility is the technological part of the worship experience assuring the presentation of video clips and power point. Kyle also directs and prepares the taping of the 10:30 a.m. worship service that is aired weekly on cable television.


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Janea Niebrugge, BBCDC Co-Director. (more info soon)


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Lindsey Spaits, BBCDC Co-Director. (more info soon)


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CJ Ahrens, BBCDC Food Service. (more info soon)