We thrive on your leadership

Newman United Methodist Church is primarily a volunteer led church. Much of the work of the church is directed by our church council, a group of volunteer leaders and our pastor. 

  • Our Pastor

    Rev. Ryan Scott been our pastor since July 1, 2019. Previously he has served churches in Toledo OR, Eugene OR, Springfield OR, and Seattle WA. Pastor Ryan is a Licensed Pastor in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He received his education at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern CA. Prior to being a pastor Ryan worked in after school program management and youth recreation programming. Pastor Ryan loves exploring new ideas and imaginative ways of being church in the 21st century. He is passionate about social justice and the use of creativity to bring about positive social change in a community.


    In his free time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping and exploring. Pastor Ryan lives with his fiance, Andre Casey, who is a graphic designer and marketing professional. They have a dog, Bailey, who is a bundle of energy and joy and can be expected to be seen around the church from time to time.


  • Office Administrator

    Charlene Burgess has been our administrator for a number of years and has a lot of experience. If you have a question, she can answer it! Char, handles scheduling, office tasks, supply ordering, communications, rental requests, some financial duties, and so much more. Char is an invaluable member of the Newman UMC staff. 

  • Music Directors

    Tim Wallace and Michelle LeComte have a passion for music and creating meaningful experiences in worship for people from all sorts of backgrounds. Being married for a number of years, they naturally work well together as a team and bring a lot of musical talent to Newman. They are both life-long professional musicians and have many skills to offer. Tim plays piano, anything with a reed, and sings too! Michelle has a beautiful voice and plays guitar. 

  • Pianist/Guitarist

    Doug Bowes, brings his unique style and passion for music to our worship services. He is a talented pianist and guitarist. Don’t be surprised to hear a guitar solo on Sunday’s from time to time. 

  • Organist

    Bill Richardson has been playing the organ since he was a child. Bill adds a traditional flare to our worship services every month on the first Sunday. 

  • Child Care

    Viki Mundy, is our nursery care professional. With Viki you can be assured that your young children will be cared for and looked after in a professional manner.

  • Custodian

    Earl Shackleford, is committed to keeping our historic building clean and orderly. He is also helpful in setting up and cleaning up for special events at the church.

  • Sunday Office Assistant

    Charlotte Ashley runs our office on Sunday's and ensures the building is unlocked, warm, and the coffee is hot when folks arrive on Sunday. 

  • Regional Leadership

    Rev. John Tucker, Crater Lake District Superintendent (SW Oregon) 

    Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky, Bishop to the NW Episcopal Area (OR, WA, ID, AK)