Staff

Pastor

Chris Mitchell

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Pastor Chris Mitchell joined HFUMC in July 2019.

Pastor Chris Mitchell, began serving Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church in July 2019 as her first appointment as a Licensed local pastor.  Before her appointment here, she served at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Greece, NY as the Youth Pastor, and Co-Christian Education Director.  Currently, she is enrolled at Northeastern Seminary, working towards her Masters of Divinity and plans to continue through the ordination process to become an Ordained Elder.  Pastor Chris, currently serve as the Upper New York Conference Safe Sanctuaries Co-Chair and trainer to assure our churches know how to keep ourselves, our churches and our children, youth and vulnerable adults safe. 

Pastor Chris comes to us, along with her two children Jacob and Kennedy.  Both Jacob and Kennedy have participated in youth group, youth events, and several mission trips.  While Jacob has stayed within the US (Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Vermont), Kennedy has served three consecutive years at Project Chacocente in Masaya, Nicaragua. Jacob graduated from Penfield High School in 2016, and Kennedy graduated from a homeschool program in 2018.  

Outside the church, Pastor Chris is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Honeoye Falls-Lima, Mendon. She will be President of the club for the 2022-2023 year. She will serve the Finger Lakes Division Convention Coordinator (2021-2022) and had served as Youth Protection Coordinator (2017-2021). 




Youth Pastor

Peter Lagueras

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Peter joined the Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church, September 2021.  We are delighted to have Peter join us as our Youth Pastor, he brings along several years of experience.  He has also worked along side Pastor Chris as Co-Chair of the Genesee Valley District Committee on Youth.  He also services as the Genesee Valley District Lay Leader.  Peter has a heart for bringing Youth into a closer relationship with Christ.  

Our Youth Group meets on Sundays from 5-7pm downstairs, for youth grades 6-12.  Besides weekly bible study, they will also participate in District and Conference youth events, mission trips, overnights, outings, etc.  We hope to see you there. 




Music Director/Organist

Joe Blackburn

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Office & Finance

Jillian Lloyd

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Jillian Lloyd joined the HFUMC staff in December 2015. She acts as newsletter editor, weekly bulletin creator, and all-around office guru. She holds office hours on Monday and Wednesday mornings. During the summer months, you'll be sure to see (and hear) her girls making use of the grounds around the church on their scooters or enjoying a picnic in one of the gardens.

 

Outside of work, you can find Jill reading a book while her girls swim in the pool, leading a Girl Scout meeting or watching a movie with her husband! She loves spending time at home with her family. Since moving to the HF-L community in 2009, Jill has grown to love the small-town feel of the area and the school district.




Nursery Attendant

Anita Forney

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Anita has been a member of the Honeoye Falls United Methodist Church for over 20 years. She was a Sunday School teacher for 14 years and also taught at Vacation Bible School. Anita is now the Nursery Care provider for the Church.