989-662-6314 office@auburnumc.org
While we have many wonderful volunteers, we do have some terrific staff that keep everything organized and running…
Rob Nystrom

Rob Nystrom

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rob Nystrom took over as Lead Pastor on July 1, 2018. He moved here from the Lansing area, where he pastored the Ovid and Elsie United Methodist Churches. He enjoys bicycling with his wife Ronda and son Joshua, and is a self-professed geek.

Email: pastorrob [at] auburnumc.org

Gabrielle Cook

Gabrielle Cook

Worship Leader & Keyboardist

A native Australian who settled in the tri-city area and has been with AUMC since 2012. Studied classical and jazz piano privately for more than 10 years, undergoing the required examinations for performance and theory. Studied choral music at the local arts academy and began to undertake her first music ministry position while still in high school. Academically, she has received an undergraduate at Saginaw Valley State University and is currently studying for a Masters from the same institution. Her 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.”

Email: music [at] auburnumc.org

Jenn Williams

Jenn Williams

Administrative Assistant

As the Administrative Assistant at AUMC since 2013, Jenn says “I can honestly say I love my job.” With degrees in Office Management and Office Administration from Delta College and years of experience management, marketing and graphic design not only does Jenn handle all the day to day office tasks she also builds and maintains the church website and Facebook pages, designs promotional materials and more. She also enjoys singing with the Praise Band and volunteering with the Food Pantry along with helping out with the children’s activities. Favorite bumper sticker saying “I’m a Church Secretary – what’s your superpower?”

Email: office [at] auburnumc.org

Amy Samborn

Amy Samborn

Bookkeeper

Pat McIlvenna

Pat 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.

Email: music [at] auburnumc.org

Phyllis Roberts

Phyllis Roberts

Child Care Coordinator

Email: office [at] auburnumc.org