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!
Grant Mensonides, Director of Youth and Worship Ministry
Greetings and God’s blessings to you! My name is Grant Mensonides, and I am the Director of Youth and Worship Ministry here at Dyer UMC. I hail from Grand Rapids, Michigan and am a guitar-playing, people-loving, tennis, table tennis and swing dance enthusiast. Fellow geeks rejoice as well, because I am also a huge Star Wars, video game and car nerd.
I graduated from Calvin College in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Religion/Theology, a minor in Mandarin Chinese, and am currently enrolled in the MDiv program at Calvin Theological Seminary with plans to pursue ordination. I’m so very excited to serve the community here, and I hope to be able to use my gifts for teaching, preaching, discipleship, music, and my love for youth and the church to become God’s hands and feet in the community! I look forward to both serving and getting to know you!
Denise Snyder, Office Administrator
My name is Denise Snyder, the Office Administrator here at DUMC. My husband, Christopher and I have lived in Schererville since 1988. We have one son, Jacob.
I am a seasoned administrative assistant, as well as have 18 years of experience as a medical transcriptionist. Some of my responsibilities here at DUMC include creating the monthly newsletter, the Sunday bulletin, weekly digital e-mails, managing social media, 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 Office Administrator. Everyone here is amazing, 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.
Angie Vandeursen, Nursery Attendant and Custodian
Hello, 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.