Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

           

The Rev. David C. Derk
Pastor

Dave welcomes you to the Cicero church. He loves to travel and especially enjoys going to the movies. He also loves being a grandparent to six grandchildren. The verse he lives his life by is Matthew 28:19 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." God has a place for everyone in his kingdom.

 

Pastor Olga E. Gonzalez
Associate Pastor

 My name is Olga Elsie Gonzalez. I was born in Puerto Rico and my native language is Spanish. I have been married for 23 years to a wonderful man, Andres Alexis Gonzalez.  I feel really blessed to be part of the Cicero United Methodist Church team as Associate Pastor. One of my favorite Scriptures is Isaiah 61:1-2. I can see myself as missionary clergy, because I came to the United States to serve the Lord in this culture and I have a missionary heart. Things that I enjoy very much are my quiet time with God, read, listen Christian and classical music. I like to spend time with my husband and visit new places. I like to sing and to share the Word of God with others. I also enjoy doing counseling and to listen people and encourage them to trust God to reach their dreams and to be all what God wants them to be. 

 

Kim Marsh
Administrative Assistant

Kim Marsh is our Administrative Assistant. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Kim lives in the village of Liverpool and is a member of the United Church of Christ in Bayberry. When she is not working, she enjoys the company of her two pugs, Boo Radley and Scout Finch, reading, paper art, and coffee.

 

Troy Stevens
Tech Specialist

 

 

Susanna Bonspille
Director of Christian Education

Mrs. Sue Bonspille is our Director of Christian Education. She is responsible for our Sunday School and confirmation classes. Sue has had experience as a Teacher's Helper at Cicero Elementary School and served as coordinator of the Cicero Elementary Dance Program. She has also been a Sunday School teacher for the past fourteen years. Sue and her husband. Larry, have three children and six grandchildren.

 

Linda Gauthier-Bouwens
Computer Support Staff

 Linda has been a member of Cicero UMC since 2000.  She is a widow with 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  She works at the local library part-time. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Betsey, basket weaving and reading.

 

Barbara Carns
Director of Care Ministries

 

 

Colin Keating
Praise/Worship Director

Colin Keating is Director of Praise and Worship. He directs the Praise and Worship Team at our contemporary service and plays the piano and organ for that service. Colin is a graduate of Syracuse University and is a music teacher at Baldwinsville High School.

 

Nancy Congdon
Director of Music Ministry

Nancy Congdon serves as our Music Director with overall responsibility for our music program. She also directs our Senior Choir. Nancy is a life-long member of our church. She is a music teacher in the Cicero-North Syracuse School District and is a graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

 

Ben Shearer
Organist

Ben Shearer is Organist. He plays piano and organ for the traditional service.

 

Ken Maughan
Bell Choir Director

Ken Maughan serves as our Bell Choir Director. In addition to leading our Bell Choir, Ken also sings in the Senior Choir. He is always on the lookout for new bell ringers. The choir also plays tone chimes.

 

Jennifer George
Jen Meyer

Nursery Care Providers