Our Staff

Our Staff2018-11-07T16:42:26+00:00

Devin Cook, Pastor

My name is Devin Cook.  I joined Dyer UMC in July of 2018 and am excited to continue to engage Dyer and the surrounding communities with unconditional love.  I have been married to my beautiful wife Jennifer since July 19, 1997.  We have 3 amazing children, Eli, Zoe, and Sam.  One of the best things in all of life is spending time with my family.  Along with that I enjoy fishing, video games, hiking, and watching a good game of football.

I believe that when we live our lives like Jesus, we find the deepest sense of meaning and the absolute fullness of life.  My goal is to help people truly come to see the God that loves them through following Jesus.  I am happy to talk with, pray for, serve alongside or just hang out with and get to know the people of Dyer.  I look forward to meeting you!

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Denise Snyder, Administrative Assistant

My name is Denise Snyder, the Administrative Assistant here at DUMC.  My husband, Christopher and I have lived in Schererville since 1988.  We have one son, Jacob.

I have over 10 years’ experience as an administrative assistant and 18 years’ experience as a medical transcriptionist.  Some of my responsibilities here at DUMC include creating the monthly newsletter, the Sunday bulletin, weekly e-mails, and working with all the great volunteers!

Prior to coming to DUMC, I was unemployed for most of 2017.  I prayed every day that I would find a job sooner rather than later.   I believe it was God that led me to your community in my present position as Administrative Assistant.  Everyone has been so great in welcoming me, and I have never felt more appreciated.

A few of my interests include country music, building jigsaw puzzles, watching game shows, watching NASCAR races, and spending time with my family.  When time permits, I enjoy watching a good football game, no matter the team.

Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your community.  Stop by the office if you have a minute, I’d love to meet you!

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Juanita Jarecki, Music Director

Angie Vandeursen, Nursery Attendant and Custodian

Angela Van Deursen, Nursery Attendant & Custodian, Dyer United Methodist ChurchHello, my name is Angela Van Deursen. I have been the Nursery Attendant at Dyer UMC for the last 14 years, and the Custodian for the last 10 years. My family and I have lived in Dyer since 1999. My husband, Jeff, daughter Emily and son Jacob have been coming to Dyer United Methodist Church since we moved to the area.

One of my favorite parts of my job is watching the children interact with each other and learn about God together. I look forward to meeting you.

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