Pastor Matt has been a pastor since 2018 and has been a part of the United Methodist Church for several years and grew up in Boyne City attending the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He has been involved in district and local youth ministry since joining the UMC. Pastor Matt worked at Marshall High School for 12 years before coming on staff at Marshall UMC. It was while he was working at Marshall UMC as the Discipleship Director that he received his calling into pastoral ministry. He most recently served as Pastor at Girard UMC for the past 2 years before coming here to Milan this July.
Email Pastor Matt directly at email@example.com
The Go-to Gal
Lisa has served Marble as its Administrative Assistant since 2009. Prior to joining the church staff, Lisa worked many years in the safety and security field working at Domino’s Pizza Corporate before taking time out to care for family.
Lisa is an active member of Marble’s Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir and feels blessed to be able to serve her church through her work in the church office. Lisa and her family are also actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation of Michigan.
Lisa and her husband, Kevin, have two children, Joshua and Katherine, both in college.
“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” –Jeremiah 17:7
Marble's Music Man
Justin Murray is new to the Marble United UMC community and is very excited to be a part of the church. He is a pianist studying Piano Performance BM at the University of Toledo. He is studying under Dr. Michael Boyd at the University of Toledo. He has been featured twice in the Dorothy Mackenzie Price Piano Series at the University of Toledo and had the opportunity to participate in several of its master classes. His concentration at the University of Toledo is classical music, however has also studied musical scores and modern compositions. Justin is also the music director for Toledo’s local community theater, Stone Productions LLC and frequently plays the piano. He is also a private piano instructor at Forté Music School in Toledo, OH.
In addition to his music career, Justin has also received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business in 2018.
Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator
Amanda has a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University where she studied Social Work and Gerontology. For the past 19 years she has been a caregiver for survivors of Tramatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries. Amanda is happily married with 2 children. In addition to her family at home, she is blessed to have an extended church family.
Amanda has attended MMUMC since November 2009 and became a member in 2012. She is a Lay Servant of Marble Memorial UMC and joined the staff as Children and Youth Coordinator in May of 2019. Since moving to Milan, Amanda has always felt drawn to Marble and since stepping through the doors has always felt the presence of the Holy Spirit.
"A saying that rings true to me at my church home is that a church is much more than a building, but a church is the people. The people here are what invite the presence of the Holy Spirit and every time I walk through the doors, I feel like I'm coming home."
"Jesus said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' "