Rev. Kim Polchow, Pastor. Kim has been a Licensed Local Pastor of the Missouri Annual Conference since 2005. She has served as Pastor of BDUMC since December 2006. She holds an M.Div. from Garrett-Evanglical Theological Seminary (Chicago) and a B.S. in Political Science from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO). Rev. Kim, her Italian husband (Alex), their new baby (Jay), and Boxer (Stella) reside in Republic.
Jerilyn (Jay) Rice, Custodian. Jay is a favorite of the kids in the church, as she also works as a custodian of the local school. She is a native of the area and has lots of relatives in the congregation. Jay has been an active member of the church for many years. She lives in the area with her husband, Billy, and her children, Wyatt and Bailey.
Kay Townsend, Pianist. Kay has been with our congregation for several years. She found the church when trying to locate a beautiful setting for her daughter’s wedding, and she stuck around after her first visit. Kay is a retired interior decorator and curtain designer. She lives in Springfield with her husband, Bill.
Emily Weigand, Nursery Staff. Emily is a student at OTC in Springfield and has been working with babies and children in the nursery since she was in high school. Emily is a gifted artist and often does art projects with the kids. She lives in the area with her mother and brother.
Bailey Rice, Nursery Staff. Bailey is a recent graduate of Ash Grove High School and a future cosmetology student. Bailey has been working in the nursery for several years. Her calm demeanor makes her a favorite with the kids. She is gifted with horses and art. She resides in the area with her family.