Our Staff

Our Staff2017-11-07T18:37:33+00:00

Jim Clark, Pastor

My name is Jim Clark. I joined the staff at Dyer UMC in July of 2011 and have been pleased to be a part of the exciting ways this church has been in ministry, for Jesus, in our community and our world ever since. I have been married to my wife and ministry partner, Megan, since June 26, 1993. We have three beautiful daughters, Jamie, Josie and Jenna. Spending time with my family is one of my very favorite things to do. I also enjoy reading, hiking and traveling, and following Notre Dame Football.

I look forward to getting to know you better as we take this journey together at Dyer UMC.

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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, who is 19 years old.

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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