Our Mission, vision, and values

OUR MISSION

We join with the other United Methodists around the world affirming that our mission is to make disciple of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. That is why we exist and what we are called to do as a church.


OUR VISION

To be a church that is self-denying and life giving to others resulting in people coming alive in Christ and connecting to His church.  
Jesus gave us the example of a life that was given for others.  He did not seek to be served but to serve.  We want to be known as a church that serves our community and looks out for the interests of others more than our own interests. 

 

OUR VALUES

  • Those who are far from God matter to us because they matter to God.
  • We value serving others more than serving ourselves
  • We value relationships and authentic community where ministry and spiritual transformation happen.   



Our staff


  • Lynn beach - pastor

    Lynn has been serving in United Methodist Churches in Kentucky for 25 years, seven in youth ministry, 18 in pastoral ministry. He came to BUMC in June 2020. Lynn provides leadership to the church and is the primary preacher for both worship services. He was born in Endicott, New York, and grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. Lynn and his wife, Michelle, met while students at Asbury. They have been married 25 years and have two daughters, Madison and Kaitlyn. Lynn is a strong advocate of the Camp and Retreat Ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. 

    e-mail: pastor@bburgumc.org

  • sandra stone - director of administration &                                                        communications

    A native Floridian, Sandra moved to Meade County in 1999 when she married Doug Stone. They became members of BUMC in 2003, and Sandra joined the church staff in April 2009. “Whatever needs doing” is her typical response when asked what “director of administration” means. She is an avid reader.

    email: sandra.stone@bburgumc.org

  • Sandy Horan - church Secretary

    Sandy has been a member of our church for several years. She is an active member of a Sisters in Christ group, Days for Girls ministry, and United Methodist Women.

    Sandy and her husband, Marty, have been married for over 30 years. They have three beautiful daughters and seven grandchildren. 

    e-mail: sandy.horan@bburgumc.org


  • Lesley Wilson - Children's Director

    After retiring from Meade County Schools, Lesley joined the staff of BUMC as children's director. Lesley is married to Glen Wilson, and they have three sons, Luke, Mack and Brock.

    email: leswilson1991@gmail.com

  • kelly Wilson - Youth Director

    Kelly has been a church member since 2009 and took on the role of youth director in 2016.  She is married to Josh Wilson. They share four children, Emily, Nate,  Coty and Mackenzie, and a granddaughter, Layken.  Kelly works at Meade County High School where she has many roles including (but not limited to) swim coach and FBLA advisor. email: kelly.wilson@meade.kyschools.us

  • Heather wilson -treasurer

    Heather is a long-time member of BUMC and has served as our treasurer since October 2016. Heather is married to Scott Wilson and has four children. Her hobbies include reading, Bible journaling and spending time with her family. Her favorite verses is James 1:22. 

    email: heather.wilson@bburgumc.org  


  • Music Ministries

    Since 2000, John Trotter has served as our choir director for the chancel choir that sings at the 11:00 am service.   John holds a degree in music education from the University of Tennessee. Cheri Lawrence is our pianist and organist for the 11:00 am traditional service.  Our praise team is comprised of volunteers who graciously serve to lead others in worship with Heather Wilson giving leadership and direction.  If you have questions about music ministries please contact John or Heather

  • Nursery

    Our nursery is staffed by Helen Barr and dedicated volunteers committed to serving our children and providing a safe, enriching experience for each child. 

    Please note: due to COVID-19, the nursery is currently closed. 

  • facilities

    Joel Ramsey is our church custodian.  He is a lifelong member of BUMC.