Rev. Mary McInnes - Lead Pastor
Rev. Mary McInnes became lead pastor at FUMC in July 2017. She preaches, leads worship, provides pastoral care, and supervises the work of the church as a whole, helping the congregation fulfill its mission. In her free time, Mary enjoys kayaking, spending time with friends, painting, & scrapbooking. Mary is married to Damon and they have two grown children, Ben & Madeline, and two daughters still living at home, Eleanor & Heather. Email Rev. Mary here.
Kendi Holcomb-Densmore - Dir. of Educ. & Youth Ministries
Kendi joined SLFUMC in July 2019 as the Director of Education & Youth Ministries. She oversees our entire Education program, including Sunday School, Children's Church, Confirmation, Youth Group, Youth Group Lite, & the Children's Message. Kendi has a BS degree in Music Education and an MA degree in Christian Education. Prior to arriving at SLFUMC, she spent 17 years working at Knox Church in Kansas. She is pleased to be back in Michigan and in Ypsilanti, close to family. She is an avid reader, a creative spirit, and a hockey fan. Contact Kendi here.
David Bassin - Director of Music Ministries
David Bassin, Director of Music, has served FUMC since 2003. In addition to playing the organ and piano at most services, he directs the Chancel Choir and Celebration Ringers and coordinates special music for summer and seasonal services. He also teaches music at North Road Elementary School in Fenton. David earned his Masters of Music in Keyboard Performance from the University of Michigan in 2004 and has arranged music for choir and bells. He and his wife, Fallon, live in Highland with their son, Gavin, and daughter, Avery. When he’s not working, he enjoys nature walks and home improvement. Contact David here.
Aynsley Fant - Band Leader
Aynsley Fant joined the FUMC staff in February 2017 as the Ignite Band Leader. Aynsley got her B.M.A. in Music from U of M School of Music with a major in jazz studies. She spent two years doing mission work in Eastern Europe with SOZO International. She has led worship with prisoners, the homeless, single moms, and residents of assisted living and Alzheimer’s facilities. Aynsley also has extensive experience as an actor, a soloist, and a vocal coach. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Ann Arbor and have a daughter, Delia. Contact Aynsley here.
Michelle Walkup - Admin. Asst. for Communications
Michelle Walkup, Administrative Assistant for Communications, has been on staff since 2005. She creates our weekly bulletins and manages the church's calendar and website. Also the Financial Secretary, Michelle keeps track of donations to the church and assists the Stewardship Team and Finance Team. She and her husband, Kenny, and daughter, Jordyn, have lived in South Lyon since 1998. She’s a fanatical baseball fan and has even played the infield with her father at Detroit Tiger Fantasy Camp. Contact Michelle here.
Jen Denny - Admin. Asst. for Membership
Jen joined the SLFUMC staff in October 2017. She maintains the church database (CCB), church membership records, attendance records, & background checks. She also prepares our weekly projections and manages our technology in the office. Jen is married to Scott and they have 2 sons, Zach and Max. She is active with her boys' activities and is involved in many church activities, including the Capernaum Health Clinic, the Christian Outreach Team, funeral luncheons, & the Sequoia Sisters Circle. Contact Jen at here.
Lindy Juergens - Treasurer
Lindy joined the staff in March 2015, bringing a wealth of financial experience to her role. Her job includes accounts payable, payroll, taxes, and financial reporting to the Finance Team. Lindy has been active in many roles at FUMC, including Finance Chair, Church Council Chair & VBS Director. She has been active in the Girl Scouts and is an international director for Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Lindy is married to Dave Kehoe and has 2 adult children, Katherine & Connor. Contact Lindy here.
Molly Klemens - Assistant Treasurer
Molly joined the staff in 2016 as an assistant treasurer. Her role is to serve as a backup when the treasurer is absent, including accounts payable, payroll, taxes, and financial reporting to the Finance Team. Molly is married and has 2 sons. She is a talented soprano in the Chancel Choir and is an active member of the Finance Team. Contact Molly here.
Janis Norton - Custodian
Janis Norton, our church custodian, is our longest-serving staff member, having come on board in 2000. Visitors and members often comment on how clean the church is! She has lived in South Lyon or New Hudson almost all of her life and knows many long-time members of the church and community. Married to Danny, she is the proud mother of Jennifer and Joy and the proud grandmother of Bruce. In her free time, she bowls, takes walks, rides her bike, and reads. Contact Janis here.