About DUMC

Past and Present of our Church

   

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History of DUMC

         Tradition has it that Thomas Davison brought Methodism to the village that bears his family name about November 1844. The early church was known as Mount Wesley Chapel and it was in the Severn Circuit. In 1830, a group of Methodists who thought that laymen should be represented in the Methodist conferences, split off to form the Methodist Protestant Church. The question of slavery had also been a source of conflict and in 1844 the southern Methodists withdrew and formed the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In November 1846 Thomas and Jane Davidson sold a piece of land to the trustees of the church on which to build a place of worship. In 1858 Mt. Wesley Chapel was removed from the Severn Circuit and was placed on the newly-created South River Circuit, which was composed of then Mt. Tabor, Taylorsville (Riva); Piney Grove (Mayo) and Hope Chapel. The parsonage was to be located in Davidsonville. The church was rebuilt in 1883 upon the same location as the first Mt. Wesley, in what is now the cemetery. Early in the twentieth century it was seen that the new church was too small. In 1922 the trustees purchased a halfacre lot for the purpose of building a new church. The cornerstone was laid in 1924 and on Sunday, April 19, 1925,the Davidsonville Methodist Episcopal Church was consecrated. Remodeling and additions have continued to be built as ministries grow. In the 1950's an educational building was added. In the 1990's Master Building Plans were drawn up that lead to the 2002 new educational unit with a social hall and kitchen. Today the Master Plan continues to be developed as our church grows needing additional education, offices and activity space.
      

DUMC Staff/Committee Leaders

Pastor Lisa Bandel-Sparks
Secretary Pam Matousek
Youth Director Kyle Durbin
Music Director Robert Waddell
Pastor Emeritus/Historian Davis Peck
Organist Esther Peck
Webmaster/IT Director  
   
Church Council
Chair Steve Leonard
Vice-Chair Bob Tomlinson
Recording Secretary Kacia Smouse
Lay Leader Lee Matousek
Treasurer Ed Kelley
Staff-Parish Relations Committee Beverly King
Finance Committee Chair Roger Vales
Trustees Chair Susan Lamar
Membership/Financial Secretary Pam Matousek
Special Initiative Chairman Bob Wilson
Adult Coordinator Frank Wood
Coordinator of Communications Rhonda Ostis
Care and Nurture Team Barbara Stecher
Church School Superintendent Debby Wasson
Crossroads Center Chair Barbara Cohen
Education Team Lee Matousek
Evangelism Team Pam Durbin
Sunshine (Sick and Shut-In) Team Joy Wood
Worship Team Barbara Wilson
Youth Coordinator Steve Leonard
V.I.M. Coordinator (Tongues of Fire) Blair Smith
President, United Methodist Men Chuck Moeslein
President, United Methodist Women Sharon Bence
Church Cemetery Trustees Max Covington
Safe Sanctuary Task Force Beverly King
Lee Matousek
Lisa Bandel-Sparks
Social Needs and Outreach Vonda Vales

 

 

   

 

   

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Pastor Dr. Lisa Bandel-Sparks

Pastor Dr. Lisa Bandel-Sparks

 

Pastor Peck

Pastor Emeritus Davis Peck

 

Pam Matousek - Church Secretary

Pam Matousek
Church Secretary

 

Esther Peck - Organist

Esther Peck - Organist

Youth Director - Coming Soon!

Robert Waddell
Music & Arts Director

Youth Director - Coming Soon!

Kyle Durbin
Youth Ministry Director

Youth Director - Coming Soon!

 

TBD
Webmaster/IT Director