989-662-6314 office@auburnumc.org


While we have many wonderful volunteers,  we do have some terrific staff that keep everything organized and running…

Jennifer Williams
Administrative Assistant
Hi, I’m Jenn. I have been the Administrative Assistant at AUMC for over 4 years and I can honestly say I love my job. I have degrees in Office Management and Office Administration and years of experience in Marketing and Graphic Design. I enjoy singing with the Praise Band and volunteering with the Food Pantry.  I have a husband and 3 great kids and one granddaughter.


Pat profile picPat McIlvenna
Coordinator of Music

If you are interesting in joining the choir, singing a solo or duet, or doing anything else musical, he is the guy to talk to. On top of his duties as Choir Director and Music Leader, Pat also schedules and plans any special music for the traditional and contemporary services. He also works with the J.A.M. Youth Program in the production of their winter and spring musicals, does all the music for the Kids Vacation Bible School and supervises the Technology Team.


DSC_0243Rev. Jaye Reisinger

Jaye had been with us since July 2015 and is still getting to know everyone. She is the Coordinator of our small study groups and our Hospitality Committee along with her many other duties around the church. Her mission work includes Leaman’s Apple Barn in Freeland.


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Gabrielle Meisel
Worship Leader
& Keyboardist

I’m a native Australian who has settled in the tri-city area. I studied classical and jazz piano privately for more than 10 years, undergoing the required examinations for performance and theory. I studied choral music at the local arts academy and began to undertake my first music ministry position while still in high school. Academically, I’ve received my undergraduates at Saginaw Valley State University and am currently studying for a Masters from the same institution. My greatest joy of serving in a music ministry position is witnessing how the Spirit can move through a group of musicians during a worship service. It’s a blessing to be able to serve as the Worship Leader and keyboardist here at AUMC.


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Patti Behmlander
Book Keeper

Hello, I am Patti Behmlander and I’ve been the church bookkeeper since 2006.  While I do work full time outside the church, I am a behind the scenes employee.  Typically Sunday afternoon and evenings is when I’m in the church building.  I live in Auburn with my husband and two “golden” puppies.  I have three grown adult children as well as a daughter in law, son in law and my future daughter in law in July 2016.  God is good all the time!



Ashley Stevens
Coordinator of Child Care
Hello everyone! My name is Ashley Stevens. I have been attending this church since I was a child, I was always been very active in the youth activities at Auburn United Methodist, as a child and as an adult. In 2005 I graduated from Delta College with a degree in Child Development. I have worked in the church nursery since 2001 (taking a year off to get married) and have since been promoted to Coordinator of Child Care. Outside of church, I work as the program director at Ready Set Grow Daycare/Preschool.  I am married and have 2 children and a dog.  I am a member of the Faithbuilders, children & family, committee at the church and I am so happy being able to work with the children at Auburn United Methodist Church.



Rev. Duane Harris
Hi, my name is Duane Harris and I am privileged to serve as the pastor of Auburn United Methodist Church. I have been serving churches for 30 years, having begun as a young student pastor in Columbus, Ohio in a small congregational church while I attended seminary. (Read more.)