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Cathy Snyder
Niccole Rice

meet the staff of the early learning center

The Reverend, Pastor Dennis Otto began at Fishburn United Methodist Church on July 1, 2017.  Pastor Dennis and his wife, Mona, live at the parsonage at 40 Robin Road.

Clara Layser is the Administrative Assistant for the church. Her duties include coordinator of church information, and use of the churches facility & equipment.  She is typically in the church office Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Clara is also responsible for our congregational care ministry, which services our homebound members and assisting those in need.

Jamie Kauffman
children's ministries director

Jaimie manages the myriad children's activities and events at Fishburn, ranging from Sunday School to Kingdom Kids to movie night.  

Laura Achey has been the music director at Fishburn since 1998, and the choir director since 1991. She directs the Adult Choir and the Children’s Choir. She plays piano and organ for the Sunday Worship services, and leads the Worship Zone service.  Laura accompanies soloists, and well as performing solos herself.  She also plays for weddings, funerals, and other special occasions.

Laura Achey
music director

Garrett Schmidt

assimilation director

Garrett is responsible for activities and tools that help to attract and engage visitors to Fishburn United Methodist Church.  He is also involved with the BIG FISH high school youth group along with his wife, who is one of the leaders of that group.

Christine Drexler
youth ministries director

Christine manages the JR and Senior high school activities and events at Fishburn.  

John Gacesa

digital ministry director

John leads the digital ministry team and is responsible for recording and webcasting Sunday services and special events.

Cathy is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the day to day operations and programs providing quality care and learning experiences for our STAR 3 child care and early learning center.

Cathy Snyder
flock director