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Church Council & Committees

Asbury UM Church Council Chairperson

Jim Rafferty

The Church Council is comprised of the Chairpersons from the major committees. It guides and furthers the ministry of our congregation by envisioning and implementing current/future plans to ensure a bright future.


Chairperson: Glen Snell 

The stewards of physical and fiscal resources. Oversees all maintenance, upgrades, and special care for the church building, its associated grounds, and the parsonage. They also manage monetary trust, endowments and bequests for Asbury.

Finance Committee

Provides stewardship of all financial resources by creating a plan, strategy, and methods to implement ways to generate resources for mission and ministries. Develop and execute an approved stewardship program and annual budget.

Membership & Evangelism Committee

Chairs: Melanie Rafferty & Lisa Smith

Builds authentic relationships with people, cares for the church family and for newcomers, hosts events which develop community, leads and organizes outreach efforts, and promotes and markets Asbury activities both internally and externally.


Pastor Staff Parish Relations Committee (PSPRC)

Promotes positive relationships for the church staff by developing goals, ensuring staff accountability, performing hiring and retention and compensation. Serves as the congregational liaison for the pastor.


The purpose of the Mission Committee is to create and facilitate opportunities to help people in our local, state, national and worldwide communities. To that end, we support many organizations with our gifts, our time and our prayers.

Worship Committee

Chairperson: Orie Phillips 


Ensures vibrant worship opportunities for worship celebrations that focus on God and helps people of all ages grow in their understanding of their faith in God and the gospels to become more faithful disciples.

Sunday School

Promotes educational and developmental studies for appropriate ages and interests. Is an enabler of the Vacation Bible School, kid-friendly activities, and occasional fundraisers.


Ushers for all services, special events, and holiday services for Asbury. Ushers greet, assist and meet the worshippers’ needs. They provide bulletins, help with seating, collect the titles/offerings, provide security, and liaison to the Church Nursery.

Lay Servants

Lay Leader: Lindsay Webb

Conducts Chapel Services and other services in conjunction with and support of the pastor. Represents Christian discipleship and faith in fulfilling the mission and vision of Asbury.

COVID-19 Notice

UPDATE: Upon entering Asbury United Methodist Church everyone is required to wear a mask and must keep the mask on during the service. You may choose your seat. However, we ask that you keep approximately a 3 foot distance from others. On Sunday morning you may enter through the Sterling Street or Franklin Street entrances. The elevator is open at the Franklin Street entrance. Sunday School is now open, beginning around 10:30 A.M.. We encourage you to contact the Asbury Church Office at 315-782-3240 for the latest information.