Our Team & Leadership

Preston Stanley

Position: Assistant to Director
Categories: Preschool Staff
Preston Stanley:

Preston Stanley

Assistant to Director

Marc Petersen

Position: Communications/Vision/Technology Chair
Phone: 716.398.9323
Email: marcp@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Communications/IT, Leadership Team, Production Team, Youth Ministry Team

Information technology professional with nearly 20 years experience in analytics, telecommunications, information technology, product development, product management, and networking. I’ve always staked my personal reputation on delivering excellent customer service and giving the best possible effort to any project I’m involved in. Throughout my career I’ve held individual contributor, highly technical, analytics, sales engineering/support as well management roles, which has allowed me to develop a unique perspective into service delivery and customer engagement. I have additional skills in presenting project progress to C-level executives and achieving company goals and purposes. Currently serving as the Productions / Communications and IT Chair and helping out were i can to provide direction and leadership were needed.

“For though I am far away from you, my heart is with you. And I rejoice that you are living as you should and that your faith in Christ is strong. And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
Colossians 2:5-7

Marc Petersen

Communications/Vision/Technology Chair

Information technology professional with nearly 20 years experience in analytics,...

Tara Hendrey

Position: Finance Chair
Email: tarah.pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Administration, Leadership Team

Tara Hendrey serves as Finance Chairperson and acting Treasurer.  She has attended Pittsboro United Methodist Church since October 2021, when she moved to Pittsboro from Southern Indiana.  Prior to moving to Pittsboro, Tara served at Holland UMC on the Church Council, Finance Committee, Outreach Committee, Worship Committee, and wherever needed.  Tara comes from a long line of Methodists with her father serving as a pastor until his passing and her brother is currently serving as a pastor in the Indiana conference.  Tara resides in Pittsboro with her mother and her dog Chloe.  For fun, she enjoys reading, watching sports, and going to concerts.

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Genesis 50:20, NIV

Tara Hendrey

Finance Chair

Tara Hendrey serves as Finance Chairperson and acting Treasurer.  She...

Marsha Cummings

Position: Parish Relations Committee
Email: marshac@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Leadership Team

The responsibility of the SPRC is to work with staff members to ensure the mission statement of PUMC is realized. SPRC conducts staff evaluations, writes job descriptions and handles all personnel issues. In addition, I serve on the PUMC preschool board.

“You have filled my heart with greater Joy.”

Psalms 4:7

Marsha Cummings

Parish Relations Committee

The responsibility of the SPRC is to work with staff...

Cindy Newell

Position: Treasurer
Email: cindyn@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Administration, Leadership Team

Cindy grew up in Pittsboro and has lived there most of her life. Cindy is a medical forms filing manager at a major health insurance company. When not working, her hobbies include sewing and stitching crafts, puzzles, and serving in the church choir. She also serves as the treasurer for the church.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14

Cindy Newell

Treasurer

Cindy grew up in Pittsboro and has lived there most...

Kelly Cain

Position: Youth Chair
Email: kellyc@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Leadership Team, Production Team, Youth Ministry Team

Kelly has been a member of Pittsboro United Methodist Church for one year, but have been attending for 3. She currently serves Pittsboro United Methodist Church as Student Ministries Chair and an active member of the Communications team. Kelly is a mother of two, Henry and Margot, and wife to Cody Cain. They live in Pittsboro, IN. We love the fellowship of our growing congregation, the wonderful message of loving like Christ, and being connected to our community through our PUMC.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

Kelly Cain

Youth Chair

Kelly has been a member of Pittsboro United Methodist Church...

Jennifer Jones

Position: Fellowship Activities Coordinator
Email: jenniferj@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Outreach Ministry

Jennifer grew up in Brownsburg, but for the last 20 years has lived just north of Danville with her husband of 30 years, GW, and her 2 grown children, Jared and Allison. Jennifer is also a “Nana” to twins, Elsie and Everett

After being a Hairstylist for 30 years, Jennifer retired so that she could spend more time with her family. Jennifer enjoys cooking, gardening, music, exercising, camping, and family time. Jennifer feels blessed to be a member of PUMC and grateful to serve our Lord in any way that she can.

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 9:1

Jennifer Jones

Fellowship Activities Coordinator

Jennifer grew up in Brownsburg, but for the last 20...

Jo Skinner

Position: Children’s Ministry Chair
Email: jos@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Childrens Ministry Team, Leadership Team

Jo Skinner has served as the Children’s Ministry Chair since March of 2022. She works full time as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Ascension St Vincent in Indianapolis.  Jo and her husband, Bob, have been married for 24 years and we have two wonderful sons, Andrew (22) and Nathan (19). Jo and her family moved to Pittsboro from Indianapolis in 2011 and joined the PUMC family in 2012.  Her hobbies include cooking, crafts, board games, reading and hiking.  She enjoys watching football, hockey and soccer with her favorite teams being Tri West, Colts, Penguins, Fuel and Purdue. Jo’s favorite board game is Settlers of Catan and her favorite card game is Euchre. A few of my favorite authors include: James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Jo Skinner

Children’s Ministry Chair

Jo Skinner has served as the Children’s Ministry Chair since...

Amy Mohney

Position: Outreach Team Leader
Email: amym@pittsboroumc.org
Categories: Leadership Team, Outreach Ministry

Amy began as the Outreach Team leader in 2022.  She is devoted to helping others and loves to give back to her community.  She is dedicated to the Outreach team and involved in organizing activities such as our Lenten Ministry, Fourth of July bottled water hand out, Back to School Block party, National Night Out, the Pay It Forward Campaign, as well the Item of the Month and Monthly suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness.  Amy has a passion for others enjoys working with various organizations to help our community.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3: 5-6

Amy Mohney

Outreach Team Leader

Amy began as the Outreach Team leader in 2022.  She...

Ashley Morris

Position: Beginners/Pre-K Lead Teacher
Email: amorris.pumcpreschool@gmail.com
Categories: Preschool Staff

Ashley started working at PUMC Preschool in 2021. Ashley has a degree from Indiana University South Bend in Elementary Education.  She has over 6 years experience working in the classroom setting.  Ashley lives in Pittsboro with her husband, daughter, and cat. She wanted to be a  teacher at a very young age.  Ashley enjoys seeing the light bulbs go off in students heads when they “get it”.  She enjoys relaxing at home, watching movies, and spending time with family in her spare time.  ​

Ashley Morris

Beginners/Pre-K Lead Teacher

Ashley started working at PUMC Preschool in 2021. Ashley has...