The GUMC Team

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday – 9 am – 2 pm

Phone:  810.636.2444

 
 
 
Reverend Joel Walther
jwalther@goodrichumc.org
 

The Rev. Joel Walther is originally from Minnesota, the son of a United Methodist minister. Following high school, he moved to New York City where he studied acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), graduating in 2000. He moved back to Minnesota where he worked a variety of jobs, but eventually ended up as a youth director at a church.

After four years as a youth director, Walther reconnected with the call he had received when he was 12 and went back to school at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN where he earned his BA.

Walther attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC starting in 2008. He graduated with his MDiv in 2011. While at Wesley he met Megan, whom he married in 2011. Megan is also a pastor, currently serving in Clarkston.

Pastor Joel seeks to be a fool for Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18-31), understanding that while the world will try to tell you how it has all of the wisdom, true wisdom comes from understanding the foolishness of the cross and how living in the way of the cross will often make us appear foolish to the world. He hopes to share in this foolishness with others.
 
 
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Shauna Weil –
Admin. Assistant
Shauna is a long standing member of Goodrich United Methodist Church. As Administrative Assistant she handles the everyday workings of the church, including but not limited to event scheduling, facility management, and a multitude of little things that keep the church running smoothly.
 
Shauna holds degrees from Eastern Michigan University and Baker College which she utilizes as Bell Notes editor. Shauna is also is part of the music ministry here at GUMC. She likes bike riding, corn picking, and pie eating. Shauna views her role as more than a job, rather Administrative Assistant is an area of ministry that she is passionate about.
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Jeannine Page-Tear – Membership Secretary and Interim Youth and Sunday School Director
Jeannine is a long standing member of Goodrich United Methodist Church. As Membership Secretary Jeannine organizes and compiles the Sunday bulletin weekly. She also tracks Sunday worship attendance and follows membership of the congregation.
 
Jeannine is also the Sunday School Superintendent and has been involved in Christian Education most of her adult life. She, as Sunday School Superintendent, helps to create a fun and safe learning environment for children.
 
Jeannine holds an Associates degree in Applied Science from Baker College. Jeannine enjoys shuttling her three children to their various activities, reading, and is an avid card player.
 
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Stan Koon – Custodian  

skoon@goodrichumc.org

Stan ‘the Man’ is the part-time Custodian, full time problem solver at Goodrich UMC. Stan makes sure that the building is ready for Sunday worship, works so that everything is spic and span after all the weekly activities, and trouble shoots any and all problems that arise.
 
Stan has spent his career as a Janitorial engineer at Kettering University and can clean or fix just about anything. Stan enjoys golf, spending time with his family including his wife, children, and grandchildren, as well as volunteering with the teenagers of the Methodist Youth Fellowship.