Rev. Jay Regennitter,
Rev. Jay Regennitter came to FUMC in August 2014. He has served churches throughout the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. A former teacher, Jay's degrees are in choral music education and organ performance, as well as the Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. He has a deep heart for worship and preaching, as well as creating an environment of hospitality. Jay has two children: Emmanuel and Patience, who are adopted from Ghana. In his free time, Jay likes to compose music, read, cook, run, and spend time with family and friends.
Kirbie and her husband Ben are lifelong residents of Robinson. She has a son Jaxon, nephew Owyn and niece Wryn; whom she loves to spend her time with. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being with her three sisters, and Cardinals baseball. She is overjoyed to join the FUMC family and looks forward to meeting everyone!
Antje Pippin serves as the Music Director at FUMC where she directs the Chancel Choir, Glory Handbell Choir and children’s music. She moved to Robinson in 1980 with her husband Bob. Antje previously served FUMC as a director of children’s music from 1993 to 2002 and director of the Chancel Choir from 2002 to 2007. Antje attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois studying music and theater. She has worked for Robinson High School since 1995 serving as the Guidance Secretary. In her spare time she enjoys singing with the Lincoln Trail College Choir, performing in theater productions, playing golf and travelling. Antje has two daughters and a grandson.
Brenda Graham serves as organist at FUMC. She and her husband Garrett moved to Robinson in 1971, and she began serving as organist in 1973. They were also high school youth leaders for seven years before having children. Brenda recently retired from teaching music in Robinson Community Unit #2 after 43 years. She wants to enjoy her family, friends, being at home, and maybe subbing a little bit in her retirement. She has a son and a daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and a grandson.
Brennan Seth Tracy serves as the communications coordinator at FUMC, where he oversees the website, social media, and all other forms of internal and external communication. Brennan lives in Robinson and works full-time at a staffing agency in town. In his spare time, he is very involved in the music and theater programs at LTC.
Nina Davis graduated from Oblong High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Davis, then began moving all around the country working many different jobs as a military wife. She received her Early Childhood Development degree from University of Alaska in Fairbanks, AK and a General Studies degree from EIU. She has worked in many different positions within childcare centers for over 28 years. Nina's life is happily busy around the lives of her two wonderful children, Dalton and Samantha, and life as a Head Start teacher in Lawrenceville Illinois. She is eager to learn and help in any way I can to enhance the lives of children, and she is very excited to have God as her curriculum and guide.
Mark and Amy have lived in Robinson their entire lives. They have a son named Avery.
Amy was baptized and confirmed at Robinson United Methodist Church. She previously worked as the interim custodian at FUMC, and she is happy to return. Amy enjoys weaving, animals, crafting, reading, and spending time with family.
Mark & Amy DeDoming,
Danielle Stuller serves in the nursery staff at FUMC. She is currently attending Eastern Illinois University where she is studying Elementary Education. Danielle has obtained two other degrees from Lincoln Trail College.
Jennifer Boatman has worked with children of all ages for 15 years in daycares, swimming pools, church ministries, and people's homes. As long as she can remember, she has wanted to be a mom, so childcare seemed to be the right path for her. She has two children of her own, Ruth and Vincent, who are both under three years. Jennifer lives with her husband, Daniel, and her children in Robinson. She has a bachelor's degree in Excercise Science from Indian State University and an associate's in Arts and Science from Lincoln Trail College.
Tiffany Beard serves as part of the nursery staff at FUMC.
Anita Cohoon serves as part of the nursery staff at FUMC.