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


Jo Ellen Axthelm, Associate Pastor/BBCDC Curriculum Director. Jo Ellen is originally 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.


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


Martie Guthrie, Financial Administrator. More on Martie coming soon!


Wess Robotham, Worship/Music Director. More on Wess coming soon! He began serving the Seward United Methodist Church in October 2018.


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.


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.

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Ander Axthelm, Director of Church Technology. Ander 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. Ander also directs and prepares the taping of the 10:30 a.m. worship service that is aired weekly on cable television.


Janae Niebrugge, BBCDC Co-Director. More on Janae coming soon!

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Lindsey Spaits, BBCDC Co-Director. More on Lindsey coming soon!

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