STAFF

Dan Gerhard

Shepherd of Transition

Drew Frisbie is a provisional elder of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference and has been appointed to serve Central UMC beginning on July 1, 2020. Please join us in giving him a warm welcome!

A note from Pastor Drew:

Grace and Peace to you!

I’m a lifelong United Methodist, and I believe that the Christian life is a constant learning and growing process. A community of faith like this one is the perfect place to get to know God, your neighbor, and yourself! In my own faith journey I’ve come a long way to where I am now with my understanding of what God calls Christians to do and be in today’s complicated world. Put simply, we’re called to love God, love our neighbor as ourselves, and care for creation.
My family and I are nature enthusiasts! My wife, Julia and I enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, kayaking, biking, whitewater rafting etc. We’ve also gotten into gardening, cooking, and home preserving. It’s easy to see the love of God in nature, so I love to find ways to get our church outdoors as often as possible. 
 
I also love to make music! I play guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, and Julia plays the djembe. I find that sacred music has an incredible ability to bind a worshiping community together so that our songs match who we are seeking to be as Chirstians today in our local and world community. 
 
During this time of Covid-19, we’re learning together as a community how to do worship over zoom. We’d love for you to come join us!
 
God Bless!
 
Pastor Drew Frisbie

Pianist

Our pianist position is currently vacant. Stay tuned!

Wendy Granberg

Facilities Maintenance

I live with my son, Kindred, who I have raised alone, and our 4.5 lb. rescue chihuahua, Coca. Kindred is graduating in 2019 from SWHS and is college bound. I work full time at Regence BlueShield for the past 12 years as an appeals specialist. My passion is volunteering for the causes of affordable housing and food distribution/food security for anyone who needs it.
I am also  a college student at Skagit Valley College, completing my Direct Transfer Degree. My goal is to earn my bachelor degree in Human Services from Western Washington University. I would like to work at DSHS or some other governmental agency assisting people in connecting to resources to help better themselves and their lives.
I want to be a good neighbor to the Church and to all those who attend it.