Shannon Greene

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Hello! I'm Pastor Shannon. I was appointed as the pastor of First UMC of Excelsior Springs in November 2022. I am passionate about discipleship and seeing God's Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. I hold a Bachelor's in Youth and Family Ministry (MidAmerica Nazarene University), a Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Discipleship (Nazarene Theological Seminary), and I am currently pursuing my Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology. 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart Randy since July 2009. We live in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, along with our two spoiled dogs, Oscar and Jack. Since I grew up in St. Louis, I love to cheer on my favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. I also enjoy drinking coffee, reading good books, developing curriculum, and writing.

Administrative Assistant

Karen Glamann

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Hi, my name is Karen Glamann.  I am originally from Sioux City, Iowa but now live in Kearney.  I have worked as the Administrative Assistant here at the First United Methodist Church since October, 2008.

My favorite thing about the church is the people.   I truly enjoy the relationships with my friends here at First United Methodist Church and I enjoy helping people.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Trent and we have two children and one wonderful granddaughter.  We live in Kearney and we also have a chocolate lab, named Bear.  We love to camp and enjoy water sports. My favorite hobby is reading and traveling when we can.  I love spending time with my family.

I organize and orchestrate the business operations here at the church. I assist Pastor Shannon with her scheduling and other responsibilities. I also am responsible for the scheduling of meetings and events here at the church. When you call the church, I'll be the one on the other end of the line! If you have questions or need assistance with anything here at the church, I'll be happy to help.

Director, Treehouse Preschool

Jenna Olcott

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I am so excited to be the new director of Treehouse Preschool.  This will be my 8th year with FUMC Treehouse Preschool, and I have taught 17 years of preschool. I think so much of this program and look forward to continuing the Treehouse tradition.  I feel like preschool should be a positive & joyful experience for children. It is the first step of their education journey & I'm honored to be apart of that.
I live on a farm in Lawson with my husband, Frank, our four children, and my little dog named Ruby. 

  March 2023  
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