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Lead Pastor

Rick Adams

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Richard "Rick" Adams Came to Cameron UMC in the summer of 2016. His life as a pastor began as a college student in 1972. He holds a bachelor's degree from Missouri State University, a Master of Theology from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree, also from SMU. He has served churches throughout Western Missiouri over almost 45 years.

Rick has three children and eight granchildren. He is married to Debie, who has an even longer history in the area. She graduated from High School in Kearney, MO.

Rick's passion is sharing the love of Christ. His desire is for all people to be touched and transformed by this incredible gift of God's grace.

 


Pastor

Don Hoffman

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Pastor Don focuses on pastoral care at Cmeron UMC. After a long and faithful career  as a pastor in the Free Methodist Church, he now shares his gifts with the CUMC family. While retired from his full-time ministry, we depend on the energy expressed through his caring presence. You will often find him at hospitals, care centers, and retirement communities. Pastor Don also serves as the coordinator of our Stephen Ministry.


Administrative Assistant

Alana Sisk

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Alana came to Cameron UMC in December, 2016. Her smile and cheerful voice create a welcoming experience for those who call the church or walk into the building. A native of the area, she and her husband, David live in Stewartsville. Alana is also a talented photographer. You can see a few examples of her photography on the walls of the church office.


Director of Children and Youth

Dawn Gabauer

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Dawn Gabauer was hired in November of 2014 as the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries at CUMC. Dawn has worked in the medical field as a registered medication technician, restorative therapist, chiropractic office manager and licensed massage therapist, and has extensive experience in meeting and event planning as well. Dawn was previously employed at the Cameron Public Library, creating and implementing fun, interactive, educational programs for children, teens, and adults. No one was more surprised at God’s call to serve this church in this position than she, but to His call, she did answer. During the past year, Dawn has attended various educational programs, seminars and conventions allowing her to network with other children’s and youth pastors and to equip herself with tools and knowledge in both of these fields. She is currently enrolled in Youthsphere, a leading online certification program featuring nationally known youth ministry experts to gain further insight and deeper engagement with her students. Dawn enjoys working with people of all ages and seeks to be continuously growing in faith, knowledge and leadership. She is a Stephen Minister and is active in many other church ministries including our worship team, and mission team. Originally from Alden, New York, Dawn is married, has two wonderful children and three adorable grandchildren. She and her husband Tary moved to Cameron in 2008, excited to put down some roots and establish some great relationships within this community. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, fishing, and working on projects together.


Choir Director

Ann Clark

CUMC Director of Music, Ann Goodwin Clark, was raised in the Cameron United Methodist Church and has the privilege of following in her parents footsteps in music ministry at CUMC. She became Director of the Chancel Choir in 2005, following the death of her father, Dave Goodwin, who served as director since 1961. Her mother, Annabelle (AB) Goodwin, served as organist/pianist at CUMC for over 50 years, from 1961-2012.  

Ann has an extensive background as a music educator, having been a band director at Gallatin R-5 Schools (3 years), Nevada School District (8 years), Oak Park High School (1 year), Park Hill High School (8 years). Her bands have performed three times at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference (1987, 1997, 2002) She has served as President of the Missouri Bandmasters Association (2006-2008) and the Missouri Women Band Directors Association. From 1998-2000, she served as Band Vice-President for MMEA.  She was the Missouri honoree as one of the 50 'Directors Who Make A Difference' by School Band Magazine in 2003.  In 2004, she was named a Laureate of the 'Legion of Honor' by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Other professional memberships include NAfME, MMEA, MBA and Phi Beta Mu honorary band fraternity.

A flutist with the Cameron Municipal Band for many years, Ann was named Conductor of the CMB in 2013. In the fall of 2014, after taking an eight-year hiatus to be a stay-at-home mother, she is excited to return to the classroom as band director in the Cameron R-1 Schools.  Ann is married to Dennis Clark and mother to David, their 8-year old son and step-mother to Dennis' children, Jessica, who works at CLINCO Sheltered Workshop and Joe, Colorado Springs, CO who is father to Mathias, John Michael, and Jaeya and married to Shalamar Clark.


Pianist

Debra Burnett


Nursery Coordinator

Linda Morris

Linda is the nursery coordinator for Cameron United Methodist Church.  She has a degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and a degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University.  Past work experience includes managing group homes for children with disabilities and 10 years as occupational therapist for the Cameron School District.  She is currently a substitute teacher for the Cameron School District.  Linda is also in her 9th year teaching the 2-3 year old Kids Live 365 class on Wednesday nights.  She and her husband, Russell, have a daughter, Kristi, who is a 4th grader at Cameron Veteran's Intermediate School..