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Attentive, Helpful, and Caring Church Staff

Rev. John Purrington
Senior Pastor
Laura Apsey
Director of Communications
Jill Bennett
Preschool Director
Bryan Coats
Director of Student Ministries
Grady Deel
Contemporary Worship Leader
Lindsey Evans
Administrative Assistant
Jim Fletcher
Accountant
Richard Hamrick
Director of Worship Ministry
Emma Hill
Assistant Director of Student Ministries
Ken Poland
Security
Linda Poland
Security
Linda Romarion
Church Administrator
Michelle Wehrheim
Director of Hospitality
Lincoln Wood
Organist / Accompanist

Connect with One Another Locally and Globally

In addition to Sunday worship services and Sunday School classes, Simpsonwood UMC offers a variety of small groups and regular local and international mission activities. All of these provide opportunities to connect, worship, serve, enjoy fellowship, and care for one another and our community.

United Methodist Men at Simpsonwood UMC

Simpsonwood United Methodist Men’s group is open to every man and male youth in our congregation and our community, the men who visit our Church, and any man who wants to grow in his relationship with God or to help in our mission outreach.
Learn more about our programs and activities here.

Women’s Ministry at SUMC

The newly revamped Women’s Ministry at Simpsonwood is a place for all women to interact, build faith and experience fellowship and love.  They embrace Encouragement, Prayer, Service and Study to serve the church, the community and all women in the church.  From planned events to mission work to small groups, this women’s ministry thrives and invites every woman to be active in the ministry.
Learn more about Women’s Ministry at Simpsonwood UMC.

L.I.F.E. Group at Simpsonwood UMC

L.I.F.E. Ministry (Living In Full Effectiveness) is Simpsonwood’s ministry for empty nesters and older adults. We embrace the fact that within the transitions our lives take, every day is an opportunity to walk with Christ and enhance our spiritual journey. Our L.I.F.E. Ministry is a dynamic group of women and men who regularly enjoy trips, fellowship, and community service activities. We’re a “family within a family” as we support one another and thrive during this wonderful stage of life.
Learn more about L.I.F.E. Group here.

We were created to be in community. Through participation in these groups you will find a community of fellow believers who desire to grow deeper in their relationship with God. Wesley Fellowship Groups are small groups of 8-12 people, mixed gender, and are open to anyone who desires to participate. These groups meet weekly for 1.5-2 hours, from August to May.
Contact John Purrington to find a group for you!

Refuel Wednesday

REFUEL Wednesday – Supper 5:15 – 6:20

Join us on Wednesday nights to Refuel your soul! From August to May families are invited to enjoy fellowship over dinner, and participate in enriching activities for all ages. Children, youth and adults alike enjoy opportunities to fellowship and grow in their faith. 

Sign up for dinner each week -$7 Main Meal – $4 Half portion meal – $3 Cheese pizza meal