Our Church Staff
PASTOR - Francis Kinyua
Rev. Francis Kinyua is an Elder in the Methodist Church of Kenya who served in pastoral ministry for nine years in Kenya, including as Superintendent Minister, presiding over multiple congregations pastored by lay people, while continuing his lifelong practice of farming. He is a gifted developer of leaders, skilled in spiritual formation, pastoral care and counseling, and in helping communities work together collaboratively to find solutions to challenges. Rev. Kinyua is experienced in both rural and urban contexts of ministry, and has effectively combined agriculture with ministry in both contexts.
In the United States, Rev. Kinyua has served Minneola United Methodist Church in Dodge City, Kansas from July 2016 to June 2019 and since July 2019 to June 2022 in Hillsborough, North Carolina, where he was planting a new faith community The church at Spring Forest. Rev. Kinyua is married and the father of three children. We're excited and very happy for being in West Nebraska and for the mission with the new church family Gering First United Methodist church.
SECRETARY - Lois Robbins
Lois was raised in the First United Methodist Church of Upland, California. She has strong ties to the Gering United Methodist Church in that her Great Grandfather was an early Pastor of this church. His picture is hanging in our history section in our newly renovated basement. Her Grandparents, Orin and Amy Moore, attended this church where they raised their three children, twins Donald and Evelyn and younger son Francis. Evelyn moved to California, married and had two children. She wanted her daughter Lois baptized in her home church in Gering. After retiring in California, Lois moved to Gering where she is thrilled to be working in her mother’s home church.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC - Lindsey Ferguson
Lindsey is a life-long member of the Gering United Methodist Church and was appointed Music Director in 2015. Growing up in the community and church with numerous supporters of her passion for music has always been inspirational. At a young age, the piano was her first choice, followed by the handbells, and then the flute and piccolo. Before the church’s organ was removed, Lindsey had the opportunity to learn to play it very briefly; this proved to be a very endearing challenge. Along with music, Lindsey also enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband, Brian, is a Civil Engineering inspector with MCS Family of Companies. Together they enjoy cooking, gardening, and watching multiple sporting events! Together they have two children: Sheridan and Dillon. Sheridan is currently an 8th grader at BMS. She is very involved with music, 4-H, and volunteering at church to help with the AV System. Dillon is a 3rd grader at Longfellow Elementary. He enjoys baseball, basketball, and a wide variety of video games! They all enjoy the summers best with fishing, grilling, and anything that involves the outdoors. Lindsey can be reached at email@example.com or 308-641-1652
BUILDING CUSTODIAN - Myron Meyer
Biography coming soon.
NURSERY SUPERVISOR - Mya Rupp
Biography coming soon.