Rev. Dr. Vaughn Thurston-Cox

Pastor Vaughn is an ordained Elder of Michigan Area United Methodist Church and a full member of the West Michigan Conference.  He is also a third generation United Methodist.  "I explain to my more Reformed friends it was predestined to be this way."  After graduating from Zeeland High and completing his undergraduate degree at Grand Valley, he attended  Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to joining Central UMC, Pastor Vaughn served at Grand Rapids South UMC and Mulliken UMC.  .

Secretary - Kim Stoepker

Kim joined the Central staff in 2006. She anchors the daily business of the church through the office and serves as the first point of connection for the church family. Kim graduated from Ferris State University in Office Administration and has over 25 years of related experience. 

Organist - Marilyn Noffke

Marilyn is an accomplished organist joining our staff in January of 2016. She has played for a variety of churches in the Lake Odessa area for over 30 years. 

Choir Director - Jackie Spagnuolo

Jackie Spagnuolo grew up at Central UMC and participated in the church music program. She studied music at Grand Valley State University and received her Bachelor of Music Education in 2006. She has studied conducting at many workshops since graduating.  Jackie began directing the Chancel Choir in the fall of 2015.

Custodian & Treasurer
- Mike McCartney 

As you admire the beauty of our building, you will see the hard work of our Custodial Team. Mike started his employment in 2007, and Rolando joined the team in 2013. Their combined expertise provides a foundation enabling the ministry of Central Church to happen. 

Custodian  - Michael Helmic

Michael joined our staff in September of 2018.   He adds years of experience from a similar position at a Lansing Methodist church. We are fortunate to have Michael with us, working in union with our other staff to keep our building well maintained.