meet the staff

 
 
 
 
BILL O’NEAL
 LEAD PASTOR 
 
 
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, my background is in sales and marketing, especially public relations.  Although I earned my Master of Divinity degree in 2007, was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2010,  I  have been serving as a Pastor since 2004.

My Spiritual Gifts are prophecy, pastor/teacher, leadership, message of wisdom, and evangelism.

According to the Strengths Finder 2.0 Assessment Report, my top five strengths are Connectedness, Futuristic, Belief, Input, and Ideation.  Along with discovering one’s spiritual gifts, I think everyone should take the Strengths Assessment as well.  This is a great way to discern who God has created you to be, and what tools God has given you to be fruitful in Jesus’ mission to make disciples!  Let’s get together to discuss your gifts and strengths.

I’m passionate about sharing Jesus’ message of hope, peace and joy and the fact that God is yearning to have a relationship with everyone!

Hobbies:

  Anything to do with water—fishing, canoeing, boating, swimming.  I like camping and blazing uncharted trails in the woods, too.

The World is my Parish

 I currently serve as a chaplain with the Lincoln County Ambulance District, am the Secretary of the Greater Troy Ministerial Alliance, and serve as a Board Member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce.  I also serve on the Gateway Regional District Committee on Ministry. 
 
JIM KING
DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONS
 
I am involved in connecting people to various ministries, including Hospitality and Small Groups. I also play drums for the Worship Team and assist in preaching.
 
Hobbies: fishing, camping, taking the kids to sports, watching my wife play softball, and play the drums.
 
Favorite Bible Passage:  
2 Kings 2:23-24
 
MITCHELL KIRBY
 DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES 

I oversee everything music related here at St. Stephen.  My goal is to provide a Christ centered environment where musicians come to share their gifts and use them to bring others into the presence of God through worship. 

Favorite Bible Passage: Psalm 95:1-7

 
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JOAN BOEHMER-HOHIMER
 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 
 
I work in the office as Administrative Assistant, I answer the phones, check emails, greet visitors, create the newsletter and bulletin weekly. I assist members, non members, other staff members & Pastor Bill with work as requested.
 
Groups involved in: Mission team & UMW
 
Favorite Bible Passage: Matthew 19:14
 
SHERI ARMSTRONG
TREASURER
Record keeping of contributions and income, processing payroll and tax reports, payment of bills and expenses. Setting up accounts and funds as needed, developing spreadsheets for ease of tracking expenses, providing monthly reports as well fund activity as needed.
 
Groups involved in: Coffee Bar Lead
 
Favorite Bible Passage:  
Jeremiah 29:11
ANGEL JOHNSON
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR 
The Children’s Ministry program at St. Stephen UMC provides Sunday school classes and child care for children ages 6 week through grade 5. We want to lay the faith foundation to build disciples for Christ through Bible Lessons and life lessons.
 
Hobbies: Working on my little farm and caring for animals and my family.
 
Favorite Bible Passage: Philippians 4:13