Office and Ministry Team

Office Manager - Paula Schneider
Secretary - Beckie Dirkschneider

Director of Monroe Senior Adult Ministry - Tammy Ehrich
Director of Christian Education - Jennifer Mitzelfelt
Children's Ministry Assistant - Julie Schwanke

Adult Choir Director - Roma Schrieber
Organist - Barbara Johnson
Children and Youth Choir Director - Annette Waldie
Children and Youth Accompanist - Charles Godwin

Director of Children First Preschool Director
- Julie Schwanke
By My Side Coordinator - Dinie Jensen

Custodial Services - TNT Cleaning

Church History

 November of 1921 the corner stone for our current church was laid.  While it was being built, Stockfield Temple, the W.T.C.U. meeting hall at Military and Park (at present an apartment house) was used for services.  The church was completed in 1922 and was dedicated by Bishop Stuntz on June 18, nearly 65 years after the first class had been held in a log cabin.  The cost of the new church, including a new organ, was $108,000.  For information on previous pastors and other history, click here.
First Church Fremont offers two worship services on Sunday morning.  We have the traditional worship at 9:00 am which features hymns and the chancel choir.  We also have a contemporary worship at 11 am which features the praise band.  Both services are relaxed and all type of dress is welcome.  We have Christian Education and Fellowship Hour between services that allows everyone to enjoy some refreshments, chat, and attend Sunday School.  If you worship with us, be sure to participate in Christian Education and Fellowship Hour!

We have numerous special services throughout the year, which include but are not limited to Wednesday night services during Lent, Maunday Thursday and Good Friday Services, and various recognition services.

The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday.  As United Methodists we believe that communion is open to everyone regardless of age or religious background.  We welcome everyone to God's table.

It is simple to become a member of our church, just ask our Pastor listed below!  Please explore all of our ministries and see what First United Methodist Church in Fremont, Nebraska can offer you!

Pastoral Staff - Bill Gepford and Melissa Gepford

Bill is from the Kansas City area, and Melissa is from East Texas. We met in seminary at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas. A week after we graduated, we got married, and two weeks after that, we began ministry in the Great Plains Annual Conference. We were fortunate to serve two years in Colby, KS, and another two in Tonganoxie, KS. This Kansas boy and Texas girl are eager to learn about Nebraska!


Bill is passionate about preaching and leadership development; Melissa loves creating discipleship ministries and equipping and releasing the church to do what it does best - change the world! She is also a contract researcher and writer for publishing houses. Bill and Melissa love dancing, coffee, and CrossFit (except when they make us run!).


Our hopes for Fremont First UMC are pretty simple:  we want to uncover and unleash the natural vision of the Church, to join with you in creating systems so that each of us are  growing in faith and discipleship, and to grow as a Church that serves as a beacon of hope and love to the community.