Profiles

Pastor Ray Baker

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I’m Pastor Ray Baker. It is an honor to serve Christ as a pastor at Vincent UMC. I’m thankful for the opportunity to participate in ministry with people who are seeking to live as Christ’s followers.

We are on a journey of faith that begins with the simple statement “I believe” and continues to grow throughout the rest of our lives. The greatest expressions of our faith are lived out in our everyday actions, attitudes and conversations. We also express our faith by caring for people as volunteers at the church and throughout the community.

I look forward to meeting new people and extending the ministry of Vincent UMC beyond our church walls to the community and region. Like the children’s song teaches us: The church is not the building, the church is the people.

Join me in the journey of faith where we will grow, move, stumble, and pick ourselves up to start all over again. Through it all, we trust the Holy Spirit will be our advocate and guide. I invite you to grow in your spirituality and Christian witness through the ministry of this wonderful church.

Please feel free to contact me at: ray@vincentumc.com

HANSON-DEBORAH-197Office Manager Deb Hanson

Hi, My name is Debby (Deb) Hanson.  I am originally from Bottineau, but have lived in Minot for 27 years.  I am the Office/Finance Manager of Vincent and have held the position since 2010.  If you have any questions, please call or come in to the office and we will help you as best we can.

RUMNEY-JON-161Organist Jon Rumney

As organist, I enjoy showcasing our pipe organ.  There is a lot of variety to the literature, and a wide range of sounds that can be achieved.  It’s fun to hear the congregation respond as they sing hymns.  I consider it a team venture.  I truly believe that the quality of music can make a huge difference in worship.  The appreciation I feel from the Vincent family is a precious gift.

BALAS-MATT-166Director of United Methodist Youth Fellowship Matt Balas

My name is Matt Balas and I am the Director of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF).  I have had the opportunity to lead this wonderful group of youth for many years.  During our time together we participate in many fun activities including picnics, Laser Tag, ice skating, movies, lock-ins, mission trips, just to name a few.  The UMYF also supports happenings within the church including leading the annual Easter Sunrose Service, Christmas Program, and Trunk or Treat night, serving as ushers and greeters during worship services, and working at the Welcome Table food pantry.  I invite all youth in grades 7-12 to come out and be a part of the Vincent UMYF.