Our Worship Team

The Worship Team consists of those persons involved in leading the people in corporate worship.

  • Reverend Shelia Miranda

    My call to ministry came when I was a teen. While my focus began in music ministry and mission work, God kept opening doors for pastoral work as well. In the past 27 years, ministry has taken our family to Japan, Wisconsin, The Philippines, and Washington. I come most recently from serving the Waterville Federated Church in central Washington for nearly 13 years. It was during that time that I began to work closely with the United Methodist Church.

    As we at Colby UMC worship together during the summer months, I have chosen for us to focus on the freedom that Christ brings us and the “Fruit of the Spirit” that the Apostle Paul describes in his letter to the Galatians. I invite you to come learn how the Holy Spirit works in our lives to develop love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

    Grace and peace,

    Pastor Sheila Miranda

  • Music Ministry - Len Hembd

    I believe that the music ministry environment chose me rather than by my choice.. I had been participating in an annual Worship Arts Summer Conference for several years listening, learning, and watching all of the gifted musicians attending when it struck me that perhaps the skills I had learned could be used at home as well as at the Conferences..

    I would come back to Colby each year recharged and ready to share and finally the opportunity came and I acted on it.. I do not regret making that choice and sharing the gifts that God gave to me gives me the strength to play on to the tune in my heart and soul.. A Keynote Speaker at one of the last Conferences I attended said something very profound.. "Each Word Spoken, each note sang or played, and every measured step to music by a dancer is heard and seen by our God and it gives him pleasure because he saves that moment and places it on the door of His refrigerator with pride." I love being a part of that.

  • Children's Ministry - Cindi Irish

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  • Youth Group Leader - John Mueller

    What does being a youth leader mean to me? It means I get to teach the teenagers of the group that Jesus Christ is a living person who resides with in their heart. I challenge the youth to use decision making skills that are needed in their daily struggle with life. We explore the bible and how it is relevant in the world.  I use games, local missions, sharing meals and interactive activities to try and live the life as a Christian. I enjoy watching young people find out who they are and become an important part of the community.