Let’s be honest: Small groups can be awkward. Meeting with a group of strangers to talk about life can have both introverts and extroverts running for cover. But none of us are meant to follow Christ alone. Small groups give you the opportunity to do life with others, deepen your relationship with Jesus, and share your faith in your homes and neighborhoods. Starting this fall, we are launching new neighborhood small groups. We invite you to embrace the awkwardness by meeting together for 10 weeks with a group of people in your area and we believe that Jesus will meet you there.
MEET SOME OF OUR SMALL GROUP LEADERS
Bryan + Karen Dawson // Gahanna – Sunday at 7:00pm
Bryan and Karen were married in 2004 and live in Gahanna with their 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. Bryan works in investment services, enjoys fishing, volleyball, and helping as an adult leader with their son’s BSA Scouts troop. Karen is an elementary school music teacher, enjoys reading the Bible, and playing the piano and the flute. At Reynoldsburg UMC they both volunteer with the children’s ministry and attend Bible study. Karen has helped with VBS and Creative Arts Camp and can occasionally be heard playing flute during traditional services. Worshiping through the small group experience has been a formative part of Bryan and Karen’s relationship and spiritual growth since the day they met.
Dave + Norma Lockney // Pickerington – Sunday at 6:30pm
Dave and Norma Lockney have been married for 22 years and they have 2 teenage daughters who attend Pickerington High School Central. They moved to Ohio a year ago. Dave is on active duty and works for the Defense Logistics Agency, and Norma works occasionally as an Accredited Financial Counselor for the Army and Air Force Guard and Reserves. They both volunteer in the children’s ministry and Alpha.
Kevin + Nancy Gallagher // Blacklick – Thursday at 7:00pm
Kevin and Nancy have been married for 33 years and have 2 adult children and 1 amazing granddaughter. They love to take walks, travel, go kayaking, and cheer on the Crew! They are both pretty handy and crafty, so there is always a project they’re working on together. At Reynoldsburg UMC, Kevin enjoys Max’d Men and Nancy can be found co-leading Alpha, helping the children’s ministry, or playing the piano for our Saturday service.
Tom + Charlayne Schultz // Westerville – TBD
Tom and Char met at Otterbein and have been married for 49 years. Their three adult children are married and live in Ohio. Eight beautiful grandchildren are blessings that keep their lives busy watching many sports and music activities. Tom retired in 2015 after a career in financial and general management of a local health care services company. He loves Bible study and has been a continuous participant in an Emmaus share group since his Walk in 1988. Char is a retired UMC local pastor of visitation and a long-time adult Sunday School teacher. Char has led music for Emmaus communities including Reynoldsburg in the past.
Keith + Mary Miller // Columbus (North Bexley) – Tuesday at 10:00am
Keith is a retired professor with a Ph.D. in Entomology from OSU. He was the head of Capital University’s Biology Department. Mary is also retired and worked in the computer industry. They have been members at Reynoldsburg UMC for 3 years and have both been previously active in Stephen Ministry, Alpha, and Sunday School. They have four adult children and four grandsons.