Van United Methodist Church
Friday, June 22, 2018

Meet Our Staff

Church Staff
Rev. Mark McClanahan
Lead Pastor
Mark came to use in July 2014 carrying his sweet cargo of 4 kids and his beautiful wife, Nancy.  When Mark isn't behind his desk preparing for his next sermon or church function, you might find him sailing, reading a good book or just spending time with his family.  Mark also shares musical talents with the church on occasion by playing guitar and singing.
Jeff Siemens
Youth Director
Jeff came to Van UMC in October 2009 just 1 month before marrying his bride, Emily in November 2009.  Together they have built a home with 2 rowdy and rambunctious sons - Drew and Kyle.  It won't take you long to figure out that Jeff loves all things sports and especially likes his Duke Blue Devils, Minnesota Vikings, and Minnesota Twins.  He has an incredibly kind heart for students and his strength is making people laugh and making anyone feel welcome at anytime.
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Matt Fisher
Praise Band Leader
Mike Johnston
Choir Director
Kelly Lockwood
Interim Pianist
Kelly is a no stranger to Van UMC or to Van.  Before re-joining us in January 2017, Kelly served as our full-time pianist for 6 years.  She is married to her husband, Randell Lockwood and stays busy as the full-time choir teacher at Van Middle school and being Mom to her two boys: Austin and Logan.  Kelly is incredibly gifted with a beautiful voice and can play the piano as if it was the easiest instrument to play.  She has a warm smile and we love having her back with us at Van UMC! 
Debbie Hilliard