Rev. Bruce shares his love for creative worship and preaching, skills with puppets in worship and with our youth puppet team, and his ability to build team in ministry that empowers and enables our members to be the ministry and mission of our church. Rev. Bruce also offers pastoral counseling, teaches classes on what it means to be a United Methodist, and offers other classes on a variety of topics. He is available by appointment for visits, counseling, and services including baptism and weddings. Rev. Bruce works closely with our Mutual Ministry Team, which is an extension of the pastoral services the church offers to everyone. He is also a Stephen Ministry Leader. You can contact him by calling the church office or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music Ministry
Benjiman joined the FUMC Staff in September 2011 when he was a Junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he majored in Music with a concentration in Voice and Choral Conducting. Ben likes to offer a diverse repertoire of music to create engaging and inspiring worship. He takes seriously music's role as ministry, not only for the congregation, but also for those who participate in the music program. Ben loves working with the full spectrum of musicians; from young to old, beginner to professional; and leads dynamic rehearsals that are educational, challenging, and fun. Ben also works as the Administrative Assistant at
St. John's Episcopal Church in Northampton and sings and serves on the Board of Directors for Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble. He may be reached by email at email@example.com.
Director of Religious Education
Heather teaches our Sunday School.
Joyce joined the FUMC staff as Administrative Assistant on April 1, 1980. She is a Westfield State College graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
Bob was born and raised in Westfield and has been a member of FUMC since 1995. He recently "retired" and is a school bus driver/trainer, as well as the church custodian. Previously, he worked for Commercial Distributing for 20 years driving a truck and for Prolamina for 20 years as a machinist. He also attended STCC and Westfield State, where he studied to become a Special Police Officer with Westfield PD, which he also did part time for 20 years. His favorite color is blue, his favorite teams are the Patriots and the Red Sox, and his favorite numbers are 90 and 92, the years his children were born.