our church staff


  • PASTOR - Seth l. leypoldt

    Seth grew up in a "pastoral family." "My father's a pastor; my grandfather was a pastor," says Seth. A 3rd-Generation pastor, Seth, has served in numerous communities in Nebraska. In 2012, his family moved to Gering, and three years later Seth was appointed to the Gering church. It has been a joy to serve a church that his family joined just a few years prior. Seth is married to Scottsbluff native, Sarah Bernhardt, a licensed mental health counselor. Together they have three daughters: Emma, a Sophomore at Chadron State; Cora, a Senior at Gering High; and Olivia, an 8th grader. Seth can be reached at sleypoldt@greatplainsumc.org.

  • SECrETARY - Sue maxcy

    Secretary Sue Maxcy Sue began working as the secretary in January of 2015. She and her husband Tim have been members of the church for 36 years. Together, Sue and Tim have 2 children, Kevin and his wife Shellie live in Omaha, and their daughter Julie and her children Kyle and Alexandria live in Lacey, Washington. Sue retired in 2014 after 42 years of nursing. She enjoys trying to raise flowers in the yard and recently began quilting.

  • 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. Growing up in the community and having many family members support her love of music has been inspirational. From starting with the piano, then adding the handbells, and a few years later learning to play the flute, Lindsey has an overall sense of ‘Joy’ when playing and hearing music in the church. Along with musical joys, Lindsey and her family also enjoy the candy business they have opened in the community. Lindsey is married to Brian Ferguson who is a Civil Engineering Inspector with M.C. Shaff & Associates. Together they have two children: Sheridan will be a second grader and Dillon recently turned two. This new adventure for the church and Lindsey both will exciting and very fulfilling. Lindsey can be reached at lindseyferguson@outlook.com.

  • BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR - meredyth gentry

    Meredyth grew up in Colorado but moved to Gering in the 6th grade. She travelled east to Lincoln for college where she attended with her future husband, Dr. Don Gentry. Music comes easy for our resident Bell Choir Director. She received piano lessons through high school, organ lessons in college, played the French horn, and begin playing the English handbell in 1980 when she became our director. Meredyth is an active member of the community volunteering with the Wildcat Audubon Society, Theatre West Board, PEO, 2 Bridge clubs, a Bible study group, and a Book club. Meredyth has been married for 50 years, come August 15th, and has two sons and three grandchildren.

  • building custodian - myron meyer

    Biography coming soon.

  • nursery supervisor - hailey rickey

    Biography coming soon.