OUR MISSION
…Making disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.
THE VISION
…Receiving any who are seeking God, and preparing Christ-centered disciples to share the good news of Christ’s love.
 
 

 

THE VALUES OF THE
BOLIVAR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WORSHIP

…that is vital and meaningful

MINISTRY &

SERVICE

…driven by love and faith.

RELATIONSHIPS

…with emphasis on building families, nurturing children; accepting and caring for all.

DISCIPLES IN LEARNING

…life changing, life-long growth through Bible study, discipleship, spiritual development and outward service.

LEADERSHIP

…Passionate Leadership and guidance by both clergy and laity that produces and encourages excellence and excitement throughout.

EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH

…living in a life that shows love through acceptance, compassion and a witness by word and works.

SPRITUAL GROUNDEDNESS

…strong spiritual roots that provide for flexible limbs of ministry and relationships.

EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY

…practicing the unselfish faith of blessing others before and beyond ourselves; honoring God with all He has given us.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

DAVID COLLUM

PASTOR
 
Email: bolivarumc.pastor@gmail.com
 
David was born in northeast Missouri (Kirksville) and lived in LaPlata before moving with his family to the Kansas City area (Lee’s Summit) at age 7. he graduated from Lee’s Summit High School, Central Missouri State in Warrensburg and Saint Paul School of Theology and also attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. For 30 years, he has served churches throughout Missouri, and he was ecstatic about being appointed to BUMC in the summer of 2016. he and his wife Beth ( a career educator and BUMC’s new children’s director) are the proud parents of John, who was married in April, 2016 and is living in Kansas City. Also, Joe, who is getting married in the summer of 2017 and is living in Maplewood (St. Louis). In his free time, David loves to hike and bike, try unique restaurants and go to the movies. David’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
 
KAREN TWEED
 CHURCH COUNCIL
CHAIR 
 
Email: karen@openheartsumc.org

NANCY HAVICE

SECRETARY

Email: nancy@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885
 
AMANDA WRIGHT
 
BUM KIDS DIRECTOR
 
 
Email: amanda@openheartsumc.org
417-326-6542
 
BUM KIDS STAFF:
Deadra Ervin, Teacher
Kristen Macken, Teacher
Sheila Meador, Teacher
Victoria Rickstrew, Teacher
 

MARY NELL ROKER

CHOIR DIRECTOR
 
Email: Marynell@openheartsumc.org

 

 

 
 
MARGE VANVRANKIN
ORGANIST
 
Email: marge@openheartsumc.org
CAROL KRUEGER
PIANIST 
 
Email: carol@openheartsumc.org
 

DENNIS SMITH

YOUTH GROUP LEADER

 

Email: dennis@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885
 

BETH COLLUM

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

 

Email: beth@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885
 

DOROTHY WILSON

CHILDCARE SUPERVISOR

 

Email: dorothy@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885
 

Children’s and Youth Ministry Staff

Sloan Welch, Assistant Childcare Supervisor, slwelch@liberatormail.org

Ben Roker, Childcare Worker

Alex Russell, Childcare Worker

Ashtynn Russell, Childcare Worker

Drea Sillavan, Childcare Worker