Our Mission, vision, and values


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.


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. 



  • 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.   

Now Hiring

Childcare Workers for Under the Son

Our new two-day a week Parent's Day Out ministry is accepting applications for part-time childcare workers to work 10-12 hours a week.  For a complete job description or to submit a resume email undertheson@bburgumc.org

Our staff Team

  • Jeff Carter - Pastor  

    Jeff has been serving in United Methodist churches in Kentucky for 29 years and came to BUMC in June 2016. He provides leadership to the church and staff and is the primary preacher for both services. Jeff is married to Denise, and they have two young adult children. He enjoys watching UK basketball and playing golf. Key Bible Verse: John 3:17

    email: pastor@bburgumc.org

  • sandra stone- church administrator and                                                        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 - Administrative Assistant

    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 along with her assistant director, Jeramy Witt. Lesley is married to Glen Wilson, and they have three sons, Luke, Mack and Brock.

  • kelly Wilson-Youth Director

    Kelly has been a church member since 2009 and took on the role of youth pastor in 2016.  She is married to Josh and has two children, Nate and Emily.  She works at Meade County High School where she has many roles including swim coach, FBLA , and many other roles.  email: kelly.wilson@meade.kyschools.us

  • Heather wilson -treasurer

    Heather has been a member of BUMC for 17 years. She assumed treasurer responsibilities in 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 the music ministries please contact John or Heather

  • Nursery

    Our nursery is staffed by Helen Barr and Megan Lytle-Case.  They both are committed to serving our children and providing a safe, and enriching experience for each child. 

  • facilities and food

    Joel Ramsey is our church custodian.  Karen Ilario and Shirley Aebersold serve as the cooks for the Wednesday night Half-Time meals.