Columbus First United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Come grow with us!

Rev Cindi Stewart
Senior Pastor
Pastor Cindi grew up in Syracuse, Nebraska and attended Doane College double majoring in English and Philosophy/Religion. She entered into full-time Christian Ministry serving as a Youth Director in Loveland, Colorado, Wichita, Kansas and Norfolk, Nebraska before responding to the call to go to seminary. Pastor Cindi graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary in 2006.
Before coming to Columbus as Senior Pastor in 2014, she served the previous four years at Madison Trinity & Norfolk Westridge UM Churches. Pastor Cindi and her husband Klint have two daughters. Pastor Cindi also rides a motorcycle and enjoys scrapbooking and crocheting.
Rev Seong Lee
Associate Pastor
Pastor Seong, from Seoul, South Korea, has been in ministry since 1997. He served two Korean congregations as an associate pastor until 2006. In 2002, he entered Saint Paul School of Theology in Missouri graduating in 2007. God called him to serve an English speaking congregation at University UMC in Kansas City and for the past six years, served Wetmore-Goff-Corning UM Churches in Kansas.
Pastor Seong and his wife Younee have one daughter.
Younee majored in organ at Kosin University in Pusan, Korea. She served as a music accompanist at Leawood UMC, Kansas City for nine and a half years. 
Sarah Borgman
Christian Education Director
402-564-8463 or 402-564-8362 (OC)
Sarah is our Christian Education Director including Youth Ministry.She was born in York and went to Doane College. Her first teaching position brought her to Columbus in 1992.
She immediately joined the church. Sarah lives in Platte Center with her husband, Scott, and three children. Sarah and Scott were married in this church in 1994.
Sarah loves working with the youth and children of the church. During a typical Wednesday night youth group 40-50 people come share their faith in God at the Outreach Center.
Sarah would love for you to come check out the youth, Sunday School, and the church. Ask about Bible Study opportunities
or how you can volunteer in the many aspects and programs of the church.
Sharon Zobel
Business Coordinator
Sharon has served as our Business Coordinator since December 1991. A Columbus native and graduate of Lakeview High School, she began her business accounting career with the Becher-Curry Company.
Sharon and her husband Bill have 2 children, Amy of Columbus and Brent who lives in Omaha. Along with keeping busy with 5 grandchildren, hobbies include reading, crafts, bicycling, and walking.
Erin Landon
Program Coordinator
Erin, our Program Coordinator is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. She has one younger sister who is studying to become a nurse. Erin graduated from Wayne State College in December of 2016 where she studied Human Resource Management. There she participated in Delta Sigma Pi, and the Society for Human Resource Management group on campus. 
Erin loves to go antique shopping! She also enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her family.
Sandy Martensen
Administrative Assistant
First UMC is happy to announce that Sandy Martensen has been hired to be the new Administrative Assistant. Sandy is working 30 hours per week. Please welcome Sandy at the Front Desk. (Her email is: 

Martha Davidson
Parish Nurse
The Parish Nurses organize an additional Red Cross bloodmobile drive approximately every 10 weeks. Our goal is 40+ units each time. Call  402-564-3587 to schedule for the next opportunity. 
Remember the Community BLOODMOBILE every Thursday. Sign up with the Red Cross online at (search on Zip 68601).
Remember one pint of blood can save up to three lives.
Elisha Maxwell

Elisha Maxwell, our Custodian is originally from Sunset, Arkansas where he grew up with 11 siblings. Elisha, a resident of Columbus for the past 25 years, is married to Christina. They have two children together, a handsome 18 year old son and a beautiful 11 year old daughter.
Elisha enjoys fishing a lot! He also likes other sports, especially basketball and spending time with his family.
                          LOCATIONS & SERVICE TIMES
Downtown  2710 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8463
     Saturday: 6:00 p.m.   Sunday: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
     Sunday School: 9:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
     Nursery available 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
     Transportation available for Sunday 10:30 service. Call the church by Friday to schedule
Outreach Center  3602 16th Street, Columbus, Nebraska  402-564-8362
     "Ignite On Sunday Night" Alternative Praise Gathering
      Casual Praise Worship: 6:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship