Epworth United Methodist Church

Church Staff

Pastor Dan  Pastor Dan Grauer –currently serves as the Pastor at Epworth United Methodist Church. He has served in this role since July 1, 2011.   As a manager in a major transportation company, some poor decision making was made by Dan resulting in Federal mail fraud charges. It was while in prison that he discovered the true meaning of Christianity. Dan has presented key-note speeches, workshops, and seminars to high schools, colleges, church organizations, and community organizations regarding “white-collar” crime and money addiction. Dan’s goal is to stop others from making similar poor life choices. Dan lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa with his four dogs. He is very active in his ministry and community. The congregation of Epworth United Methodist Church are very happy to have Dan serve as their pastor.

Sheri Watson, Lay Leader, leads a Sunday morning Bible Study, and serves on the board as Treasurer of Care and Share House.

Beverly Melchor-Young, Administrative Assistant – Born and raised in North Carolina,  Beverly moved to South Omaha in 1980, married David Young of Council Bluffs in 1982.  They have 3 grown daughters and 5 granddogs.  She joined our staff in September, 2017.

Judy Hovinga, Organist –

John Steinke, Musical Director –

Arnie and Milie Arnold, Custodians – Arnie and Milie have been custodians at Epworth Methodist since April 1, 2003.  They have been married for 55 years.  Milie’s parents attended Epworth Methodist and she was baptized here.  They enjoy working with our church family.

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