||Rhonda Kouterick was born and raised in Tioga
Center, NY and will celebrate 30 years in miistry on June 13,
2012. After a twelve year tenure in Baldwinsville, she began
serving the Horseheads First United Methodist Church in 2010.
In her spare time, Pastor Rhonda enjoys gardening, reading,
and spending time with her husband, Lon, three daughters, and
granddaughter. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28.
Rev. Kouterick can be reached by calling the office
(739-1943) during normal work hours or by leaving a message
off hours. Emails can be sent to the office and relayed to her
by writing to HhdsFirstUmc@stny.rr.com
Education Assistant- Louise McIntosh
of Christian Education. The persons job duties cover staffing
and training of Sunday School teachers, providing assistance
to all of the classes throughout the week, providing support
for the youth group, and helping future classes get started.
The person emphasizes the importance of the role of the Sunday
School teacher and the influence it has on a child's life.
If you have any Christian Education questions, you can leave
a message at the church office, 739-1943.
Visitor- Cindy Ellis
position of parish visitor is part of our Friends-at-Home mission
work and is a relatively new position. Cindy is the first one
to hold the job and has been working on it since about the year
2000. Her job duties include making visits to homes of those
who are home bound, making hospital calls, and post hospital
If you would like to talk to Cindy about an appointment or her
job duties, please contact her through the church office, 739-1943.
& Choir Director - David Peckham
has been started playing the piano when he was 8 and organ when
he was 11. He graduated from Eastman School of Music at the
University of Rochester with a Bachelor’s in music. He
has been our official organist since 1985.
His job duties cover several areas. Along with choosing the
music we hear on Sundays, he performs at the weddings, funerals,
and other special events that are held at our church. There
is a lot of interaction that occurs with the Pastor. Anyone
who wishes to participate with special music for Sunday worship,
please contact David though the church office.
When David isn't performing at our church you might be able
to catch him at one of his many concert programs held in our
community and as far away as Australia. He has also been Resident
Organist at the Clemens Center since 1977. He plays both theater
organ and concert organ .
The other position that David holds at our church is that of
choir director. David leads the Wednesday Chancel
Choir night rehearsals as well as leads them on Sunday morning
worship. In addition to the regular weekly worship there are
the special holiday events and summer music programs to plan.
If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact David
through the church office, 739-1943