- Tom MoePastor
Pastor Moe comes to us with decades of ministry experience. He has served as chair of hospital foundations, as chaplain of hospice, hospital, and prison ministry. Pastor Moe has served on many conference committees as well.
He is a certified grief counselor, nationally certified in team development, and has authored several books including grief, preaching and developing healthy religion. He and his wife share their life long vision for the local church in developing new generations of disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Katie BruggerSecretary
Greetings and God’s blessings! My name is Katie Brugger and I am the secretary and janitor here at Albany United Methodist Church. I am from Monroe and grew up in the area. I am married and have twins. We live in the country and enjoy spending time with our animals. We have horses, rabbits and chickens and plans to get a puppy soon. I also enjoy reading and crocheting.
AUMC holds a dear place in our hearts because my husband grew up in this congregation. You can find me behind my desk cheerfully answering the phones and writing emails most days. I am following in my Mother-in-law’s footsteps as secretary here in Albany and I enjoy serving the wonderful congregation here. If you are in town please stop by and chat, if I’m out running errands feel free to leave a message.
God’s peace be with you!
- Jena McIntoshHead of Education
My name is Jena McIntosh and I oversee the Education Program. I have taught a variety of classes from K to 4th grade for Sunday school. We have been a member of the church since 2013. I am married to Bruce and have one child, Bryce, and a step son, Braden.
We live on the border of Brodhead and Albany. We have 2 horses, 2 dogs, 4 cats and 6 chickens. I love living in the country and being a part of a small town.
Reach out to me if you have any questions about Sunday school.
- Jason RupnowHead of Youth (High School)
My name is Jason Rupnow and I am one of the Senior High Sunday School teachers and I am one of the youth leaders for our youth group. I am married to my best friend, Julie, and I have 4 children Cory and Taylor Rupnow and Emily and Garrett Phillipson.
I have been at the AUMC since 2013 and I have had a great time and love working with the youth of Albany and the surrounding area. We strive to keep it real when dealing with everyday life issues, using scripture to help us in our good time and troubled times that we may have in our lives.
- Leigh WhiteheadHead of Fellowship
My name is Leigh Whitehead and I am married to my husband, Russell. I work at the UW-Madison as a chef. My son, Reece, is in the Marines. My husband and I live on a farm where we raise a lot of our own food.
- Jon BrunnerHead of Ad Council
Jon and his wife Daniell live in Monroe and have two children. Jon and Daniell have been married for 28 years. They love camping, biking, hiking and anything else that gets them outdoors. They also have a golden retriever. They have been a members of the Methodist church all their lives.
Jon is the Production Manager at Klondike Cheese Co. and has been for 8 years, before that he was an Operations Manager, Manufacturing/Process Engineer, Industrial Engineer and a Production Supervisor at other companies. Jon has served on the Board of Directors of Family Promise of Green County for 3 years and during that time was the Personnel Committee chairman for almost all three years and also the Treasurer for 1 year. Jon served on the Board of Trustees for three years while a member at the Monroe United Methodist Church and has served as Lay Leader and Secretary for Ad Council while a member at Albany United Methodist Church. Jon was in the Green County Leaders class of 2013 and graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in Industrial Technology Management.
- Fairy ElmerHead of Confirmation
Fairy Elmer lives between Albany and Evansville on their farm with her husband Steve who is a dairy farmer. She is mother to Emily who lives in Oregon and works in Madison and Jacob who is currently a freshman at Carthage College studying accounting. Currently they share their house with their dogs Mya and Cosmo and their cat Natalie. Fairy is a business and agricultural risk manager with her own company, Risk Management Services, LLC. Fairy was raised in a community church that her father and mother started and that her father ministered in for over 60 years. Fairy started at AUMC before Emily was born and has been active first starting as a Sunday School teacher. Fairy loves working with the youth and gets more from them than she gives to them.
- Terrie BlumerChoir Director
My name is Terrie Blumer. I have been married to Keith for nearly 50 years. We have two children and four grandchildren. I moved to Albany at 9 years of age and have been part of the Albany UMC family since. I truly feel that music feeds the soul to those who sing and to those who hear it. I've had this blessing for 47 years.