Mike & Laura Wernig
Children's Ministry Director
Our Children's Ministry director position is vacant. If you are interested in this position, please contact Pastor Dave.
Fawn United Methodist Church
Beverly Whiteford was baptized at Fawn United Methodist Church and has many fond memories of Sunday School, Church Choir and other church activities throughout her life. Recognizing the importance of the church and the community in her life, Bev leads the Connect Ministry to encourage interaction and friendship among all people that God leads through our doors. She truly feels that God has given every person a special gift to share and is truly blessed to feel the love of God in her life.
Connie Richardson serves as our organist for our 11 a.m. service.
Mr. Snuffleupagus is a full-bodied Muppet character who lives with his family in a cave just off of Sesame Street. Snuffleupagus is his species as well as his last name.
His full name is Aloysius Snuffleupagus, although his friends call him Snuffy. He is eternally 4 and a half years old, and celebrates his birthday on August 19. Snuffy's best friend is Big Bird, whom he affectionately calls "Bird." His favorite foods are cabbage and spaghetti. In the fifth season premiere, he revealed that he also drinks sassafras tea. He has a little sister named Alice and a friend named Rosalyn.
Mr. Snuffleupagus first appeared on Sesame Street in episode 0276, the third season premiere. When he first appeared, many of the adults assumed that he was Big Bird's imaginary friend, due to a series of coincidences and near-miss encounters that continually kept Snuffleupaguses and humans apart. Big Bird would often try to find ways for Snuffy to meet the adults, but something would always cause Snuffy to leave before the humans could see him.
Dave grew up in York county, in a family that valued God’s presence in their lives and who modeled walking with Jesus even when things got messy in life. From a young age he captured a love for the outdoors and continues to hunt, fish, and camp with his wife Mandy and two boys Isaac and Ben. Sensing a call to pastoral ministry in his youth it wasn’t until attending Elizabethtown College that he answered God’s call in his life.
Dave went on to attend Evangelical Theological Seminar in Myerstown PA, while at the same time serving as a youth pastor for a church in Lykens PA. After graduation Dave served two churches in the Sunbury PA area until coming to Fawn UMC in 2010.
Youth Ministry Director
Mike Wernig is a husband and father of four who has lived in this area for most of is life. He has found Fawn Church to be a wonderful place to worship the Lord, learn, grow and deepen his relationship with Jesus. Life has it challenges and Mike will tell you that following and walking with the creator of the universe is essential for navigating through and enjoying life. Mike and his wife Laura have taught children and adult Sunday school and Mike plays guitar in the Fawn praise band. Through participating in these ministries he has met so many wonderful friends that he is very thankful for. Mike works as a mechanical engineer and has a small farm in Delta, PA. Mike enjoys the outdoors when not working and can often be found hiking, running, backpacking or cruising across the bay on his kite board.
Laura Wernig has been married for over 30 years to her husband Michael and they have four children. Laura resides in Delta, PA. She enjoys traveling to new places and started backpacking a few years ago with her husband. It’s a challenging way to travel, but rewarding in its views and grandeur. Laura has placed her faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Growing closer in relationship to Christ through Scripture, prayer, worship, and fellowship with other believers has been a blessing and a joy. The people of Fawn Church were very much part of the pathway that helped lead her into a relationship with Jesus. She will forever be grateful for that. Laura loves reading and studying the Scriptures. She currently facilitates an adult Sunday school class at Fawn church with her husband and helps with projection at worship.
Jess grew up in Pasadena, Maryland, attended Chesapeake High School, University of Maryland, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. She holds a B.S. in Agriculture Science and Technology, and a Masters in Contemporary Communications. Jess has worked in various roles with young people since 2005 and from 2010 to 2014 served as the executive director of a youth development organization. She has also served as the treasure of the UMD Sigma Alpha Alumni and is credited with starting the Stewartstown Fall Harvest Festival. Jess, is known by the Youth for her excellent kickball skills and has been a member of FUMC since 2014 and join the staff in July 2017. She is married to Jason and they have three boys: Grayson, Callen and Graham.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
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