June 2019   
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Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Stephen T Hale

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Dr. Hale has been in the ministry for 23 years following a 20 year career in Health Care as a provider and as an Administrator.

His background in ministry includes: Addiction and Recovery Ministries, Renewal of Church Vitality/Church Re-start, Biker Ministry (He is the first Biker Chaplain certified by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education Ministries), leading in Modern and Traditional Worship, Missions (Stephen served in the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church as a Missionaryand Ministerial Moderator in the Eastern Abaco Region of the Bahamas.).

He has authored several articles for various publications, as well as a chapter in the history book "Concord in the Town of Todos Santos," and enjoys Celtic Christian traditions. He speaks fair Spanish and loves traveling in ministry and for personal enjoyment.

Pastor Stephen teaches Scuba Diving, fishes and hunts when time permits, and rides his  Harley Heritage Softail motorcycle with is wife incredible Michele Shahan-Hale.


Curtis Hemme


Curtis Hemme has been a member of the Laverne UMC almost all of his life. He joined the Army on February 23, 1980 and retired on February 28, 2009, after serving 29 years as a Sr. Supply Sergeant/Mobilization NCO. After retiring, he went to DeVry University and received his Bachelor of Science of Technical Management in 2013. Curtis got married in this church on September 1, 2007 to Rebecca Eaves and they both are active in this churches ministry.


Rama Harvey

Director of Nursery

Debi Vitt

Nursey Worker

Jessica Vaughan

Music Leader

Dr. Susan Davis

Dr. Davis plays keyboard, organ and leads the musical portion of worship each Sunday! She is a Dentist in private practice, and the Mayor of Laverne.

We feel very blessed that her ministry is anointed by God and led by the Holy Spirit. She prepares and offers a variety of Traditional and Modern music for each Worship experience.

Lay Leader

Cindy Gibson