Church Staff

W. Kevin Drane – Pastor  I was raised in southern Johnson county; living near Trafalgar & Nineveh, Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University, I spent 20+ years working in the agricultural industry before becoming a pastor. I was ordained an Elder in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2011, after earning a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. It has been a privilege to be in ministry for 11 years serving United Methodist churches in: Clymers, Royal Center, and now, Terre Haute. My wife, Marlene, and I have 5 children living in 5 different states and 3 grandchildren.E-mail: wkd333@gmail.comCell Phone: 812-870-7723

 

 

Jill Kuckewich – Discipleship Director  and Financial Secretary. Miss Jill was the Music Director at United Methodist Temple as well as the Financial Secretary.  Recently she has given up the position of Music Director and is now the Discipleship Director.  She has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from Indiana State University.E-mail: JillKuckewich@gmail.com
Douglas Sperry – Organist/Pianist. Dr. Sperry teaches piano privately as well as serving as organist / pianist at United Methodist Temple. He has degrees in music from Nebraska Wesleyan University – Michigan State University and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. He joined the United Methodist Temple staff in 2002. E-mail: douglassperry@hotmail.com

 

Janet Friedrich – Preschool Director. Mrs. Friedrich became the Director of Temple Preschool in Aug. of 2010. Mrs. Friedrich graduated from Terre Haute South Vigo High School in 1986, then Indiana University in 1990. She received a degree in journalism and psychology. She returned to Terre Haute and began working at the Tribune-Star and later became an account executive at Williams Randall Marketing in 1993. E-mail: templepreschool.umt@gmail.com
Margaret Fulsom- Secretary. Often the first face that people see upon entering the church, she serves many roles:  bulletin & newsletter editor, webmaster, office manager,  etc. Margaret joined the UM Temple staff in July 2011. Previously she was a Medical Librarian with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 36 years and was an officer in the US Army. She earned a BA in English at Indiana State University and a Masters of Library Science at Indiana University.E-mail: thumtemple@gmail.com
Curtis Martin – Custodian. Curt Martin has been custodian at United Methodist Temple since 2002.  Our church building is such a bright and cheery place in large measure due to his fine work.