Our Staff

Kim Ferrel

Pastor

Kim is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church grew up in Webster and received her BA in religious studies from Daemen College. She then went on to earn a Masters of Social Work degree from Monmouth University, followed by a Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School. Kim is passionate about serving the Lord and enjoys helping and interacting with people of all ages, from little ones to those who have experienced many years of life.  She also enjoys facilitating discussions during weekly Bible studies. Kim likes to sing and participates in the Chancel Choir and the AUMC Bell Choir. In her free time, she enjoys playing the harp and being outside. Kim is married to Willis, and they are settling in to their new home.

Nancy Freeland

Secretary

Nancy and her husband, Al, have lived in Livonia for 23 years.  Nancy comes to us with many learned qualities and experiences, to include (most recent first) a position in the Central Services Department at the Government Center in Geneseo, a position in the Records Department at the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, a part–time position at the Village Office in Mt. Morris, and a 12 year Administrative position at the Crestwood Children's Center in Rochester.  Her husband, Al, works as an Engineer/Project Manager at the R.L. Kistler Company in Gates.  He has been there for close to 10 years. Prior to this, he worked at the Barber Colman Company in Henrietta as an HVAC Engineer for 15 years.  Their family consists of their son, Daniel, daughter–in–law, Laurie, two grandchildren, Cassidy and Justin,  who live in Ontario (NY). Then there is their daughter and her family, who live in Seattle, Washington:  daughter Julie, son–in–law Moses, and grandchildren Kannon and Clover.  Nancy's interests and hobbies include camping, gardening, visiting family and friends, reading a good book on a cold night, animals, especially horses and dogs. Al and Nancy enjoy traveling, and during the summer months when able they attend horse shows,  as Al's family owns Arabian horses that are shown in competition.  At the time that the Church Secretary position was advertised, Nancy was retired from the Government position and decided that "why not" and applied, was interviewed, and very thankfully accepted the offer.  She is in the office Monday thru Friday, 9–12, so feel free to stop in and say HELLO!

Music Director

Music Director
Linda grew up in Avon and attended this church as a child. She sang in the children's choir and played bells with the youth bell choir. Her early interest in music and playing the piano led to the decision to attend SUNY at Potsdam to study music education. After graduating from Potsdam, she went to Northwestern University and earned a Master of Music with a concentration in piano pedagogy. The Avon United Methodist Church has been an important part of Linda's life.  She has been the music director for 20 years. Linda also directs the bell choir, coaches the Living Son Men's Group, leads the praise band and plays piano periodically. She is passionate about the joy and meaning that music can bring to the worship experience. It has been a great blessing for her to have the opportunity to make music with such a fabulous and dedicated choir throughout these many years. She is thankful for this church and the opportunity to serve God through her music. Linda and Scott were married in our church in 1981. They have three children: twin daughters, Kari and Kristin, and their son, Philip.

Mark Brennan

Instrumentalist
Mark was born in Syracuse, NY, as the youngest of four children. He attended SUNY Geneseo, where he received his bachelor's degree  in Piano Performance, and minored in English Literature and Piano Pedagogy. He earned a master's degree in Piano Performance from Texas Christian University, and since then has been working as a freelance pianist. Among several other jobs, he is the primary staff accompanist for the Brighton Central School District. Other hobbies include spending time with his family, traveling, and watching movies. In the past year, he purchased his first home in the city of Rochester, which has been keeping him busy, as well. He was raised Catholic, and is extremely grateful to have found a home at AUMC since he began in September of 2008.

Bob Wright

Custodian

Bob grew up on in Avon and joined the army right out of high school. After learning he would be deployed to France (France was in NATO at the time), he and Joan Goodberlet decided to marry. They spent three years in France and traveled to many of Europe’s sights: the French Riviera, Monaco, the mountains of Germany, to Venice for a gondola ride and the Tower of Pisa. Bob says that was so long ago the tower wasn’t leaning quite as much as today and they walked the stairs to the top. Returning to the states, Bob worked for Friden typewriter, Super Foods (IGA distributor) and retired in 1999 after 30 years with Specialized Printed Forms in Caledonia. Bob has worked for Avon UMC for 10 years. Bob and Joan raised three children in Avon: Steve, Andy, and Lisa.

Brenda Munsinger

Nursery Care Provider

Brenda has been an Avon resident all her life. She volunteers with the Avon Pumper Company as a volunteer firefighter and has also been a volunteer EMT. She loves helping people, especially children. Brenda has been babysitting children since she was 11 years old. She is currently working on her Associates Degree in Human Services and attends Genesee Community College. Her goal is to eventually earn her Masters degree in social work. She is also pursuing an Associates Degree in Sleep Apnea tech. She would like to use her skills and education to help children with disabilities. Brenda has two nephews, ages 1 and 3 ½ who are the apple of her eye; she loves being around children. She loves watching and being a part of children learning new things and reaching new milestones. It makes her very happy to know they were taught by her.

Maddi Wolfer

Nursery Care Provider

Maddi is a member of the Library Advisory group for the school library. Library Advisory is a fun way to help out the school’s library. This club helps carry out library activities and tells the whole school about what is going on in the library. They update the library bulletins, do the monthly Character Trait program and run the school store. They hold the Hot Chocolate days and the D.E.A.R. days, and are involved in the Accelerated Reader Program. One big activity they do is Tales and Tea Leaves in the library. They also hold the Red Cross blood drive and the community book fair.