Senior Pastor Reverend Mark Marston
Mark was born and raised in Russell, Kansas and grew up attending the Trinity United Methodist Church there. After graduating from high school he served in the United States Air Force for four years and was stationed both overseas and state side. After his discharge, he attended college at Sonoma State University, received a bachelor’s degree in Biology, and met and married his wife Beth. They worked in England for a short time at a Christian retreat center. After returning to America Mark then attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.
Mark has served United Methodist churches in Minnesota for nine years, Colorado for ten years and was appointed to First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne in 2012. He and Beth have two daughters, Rachel and Kelly and love Wyoming very much. Mark invites everyone to powerful, spirit-filled worship and inspired programming.
Associate Pastor Reverend Doctor Todd Scranton
Rev. Todd was born Ohio, where both his parents had deep roots. He spent most of his early years in Findlay, though the moved away for a time. Todd was raised in the church, but early in life his goal was science and research, not ministry. He earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Toledo, and went on to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned a PhD in Neuroscience. He later went to Saint Paul School of Theology and was appointed student local pastor in 2004 and began full time ministry in Idaho.
Todd married Alex in 2007. Todd have two daughters, Eliza, and Susanna. As a family they enjoy exploring the outdoors, travel, photography, good food, movies, and board games.
Director of Family Ministries Angela Sellers
Angela is a Wyoming native who was raised in the Methodist church attended by both her grandmother and mother. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Texas and an associate’s degree in Radiography from LCCC.
With two daughters of her own, she has lived in Cheyenne since 1998. Her passions are reading, nature, children and serving the Lord. She has been involved with FUMC’s ministries for many years; serving on the Family Ministry Committee and the FUMC Preschool Board, participating in UMW, Prayer Shawl Ministry and Praise Band, as well as teaching Sunday School.
Finance Director Ann Segrave
Ann was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved around quite a bit growing up. She graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia with a degree in Economics and Accounting. Ann started with State Farm Insurance in Charlottesville, VA as an accounting supervisor and then moved on to State Farm headquarters in Bloomington, IL as an auditor. There she met her husband Tom. They married and moved to Houston, TX then Austin then Greeley, CO. They have three wonderful children: the twins, James and Austin and Taylor. They moved to Cheyenne, WY in 1995 and joined the church in 1996. She became the temporary finance director in 2008 and then in 2009 it became official.
Director of Youth Ministries Rachel Marston
Rachel has lived in Cheyenne for 10years and has been a member of the church since she moved here. she is apart of the Chancel Choir and Sounds of Joy. You can find her at the 10:00am service when she’s not visiting the other Methodist churches in Cheyenne. She can’t wait to see your kids in youth and you in church!
Principal Organist and Associate Music Director Gretchen Young
Gretchen spends many summer nights with her Husband, Daughter, Granddaughter and other family members camping or at their cabin. Enjoying the outdoors with all of her immediate family.
Wade Holzapfel grew up in a military family allowing him to see many places around the world. He comes to us from First Christian Church and is involved in the community in many different ways. He accompanies plays for the Little Theatre and is the director for Capitol Choral. His passion and love for music is easy to see as he directs. The church is very blessed to have Wade join our team.
Administrative Assistant Bob Curtis
I was born in Billings, MT and raised as a military child, so we moved several times during my childhood. I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with an Accounting Degree. The summer of 1969 I spent working at Mount Rushmore National Memorial where I met my wonderful wife, Bev. After my college graduation we moved to Cheyenne, WY where I started my 40yr career working for the State. Bev and I have two sons, Jason and Shawn, and are blessed with 6 grandchildren. We joined this church in 1975 and have been involved in many areas of the church since then including teaching 2yr olds, being youth leaders, being a part of church groups such as Women of Faith (UMW) and United Methodist Men. I have been a Lay Member to Annual Conference for many years which has been a special privilege to represent this church. My current position has given me the privilege to work with a wonderful staff and appreciate the blessing of working and being a part of God’s house.