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 - Heidi Jackson

    Heidi was originally from Kimball, NE and moved to the Scottsbluff Gering area in 1993 when her husband Mike was in nursing school.  Heidi and Mike have three sons and four grandchildren.  Heidi enjoys working for the Gering United Methodist Church and spending time with her family.

  • 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 lindseyferguson@outlook.com or 308-641-1652


    Biography coming soon.


    Biography coming soon.