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: David@openheartsumc.org
 
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.”
 
AIMIE TRUSSELL
Office Administrator
417-326-4885
 

 

NANCY HAVICE

Membership & Contributions Secretary

nancy@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885
 
AMANDA WRIGHT
BUM KIDS DIRECTOR
417-326-6542
 
BUM KIDS STAFF:
Deadra Ervin, Teacher
Kristen Macken, Teacher
Sheila Meador, Teacher
Victoria Rickstrew, Teacher

 

MARY NELL ROKER

Director of Music Ministries

 

 
MARGE VANVRANKIN
ORGANIST
 
 
CAROL KRUEGER
PIANIST 
 

DENNIS SMITH

YOUTH DIRECTOR 

dennis@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885

 

BETH COLLUM

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

 beth@openheartsumc.org

417-326-4885
 

   SLOAN WELCH

Childcare  Supervisor 
417-326-4885
 

  

DEE DEE BLANKENSHIP

The Connection

Music Leader

deedee@openheartsumc.org

 
 

SAARAH BALDINGER

The Connection

Co-Lead Vocalist

 saarah@openheartsumc.org

 

 

 MICHAEL MORTON & AUTUMN FINLEY

College Directors

 

afinley@sbuniv.edu

 

Childcare staff

Drea Sillavan, Assistant Childcare Supervisor

Ben Roker, Childcare Worker

Alex Russell, Childcare Worker

Ashtynn Russell, Childcare Worker