Interim Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Doug Anderson
Our transitional Senior Pastor is Rev. Dr. Doug Anderson (Rev. Doug) from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. He is a retired United Methodist clergy who has served under appointment for 49 years. During that time, Doug has served several growing churches of various sizes as well as being a district superintendent twice. Doug has been a transitional/interim pastor at three previous churches. He is a member of the Academy for Spiritual Formation of the Upper Room. He was also the founding Executive Director of the Bishop Rueben Job Center for Leadership Development for 15 years. Doug has also been a mentor and a sounding board, coach and encourager to many UM pastors across the state and beyond.
Doug & Jan have been married for 49 years and have lived in the Muncie area for 28 years. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren who range in age from 7 to 24 years old. Doug & Jan enjoy time with their family and the grandkids' activities along with travel, sports, games, hanging with friends, TV, movies, reading, cooking and eating out.
We are excited to have him serve our outstanding Church.
Associate Pastor, Rev. Douglas Lucker
Doug Lucker was appointed Associate Pastor to Churubusco UMC in June 2014, after graduating License to Preach on May 2014. He is currently in process with the UM Local Pastor Course of Study.
Doug was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1948, the oldest of six children; graduated R. Nelson Snider High School in Ft. Wayne in 1967. He married Angie Smith on May 22, 1971, and they have a daughter, Jill, who is career Air Force.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-69, medically retired due to wounds; graduated from IPFW December 1974 with a BS in Management; sworn in Ft. Wayne Police Department on January 17, 1975; graduated from FBI National Academy in March 1995; and retired in December 2010 as Deputy Chief with the Ft. Wayne Police Department.
Hobbies that Doug enjoys are hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, reading, and keeping bees. His joys are doing ministry, retired wife, and two grandchildren.
Chief Dreamer (a.k.a. Senior Pastor) Rev. Dr. Kent A. Lundy
On July 28th, Rev. Dr. Lundy was notified he was being involuntarily mobilized as an UMC Endorsed Air National Guard Chaplain for one year beginning Oct.1st, 2019. He will be supporting the full time Federal mission of the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, IN. The Bishop has announced that Rev. Dr. Lundy will return to us as Senior Pastor in Oct. 2020, after his deployment. Staff/Parish has unequivocally affirmed the Bishop's decision. Please join us in praying for Rev. Dr. Lundy, his family, and our beloved Church.
You are invited to read Rev. Dr. Lundy's deployment blog. It can be found at: https://warathome181.blogspot.com/ Please note he will not be writing anything about Churubusco UMC. This is simply a place for him to reflect theologically about the things of his deployment he can share.
Kent has been serving the United Methodist Church since 1988. He is married to Rev. Dr. Marti Gates Lundy, who is Senior Pastor at Huntington (IN) Evangelical UMC. They are both graduates of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. Kent graduated from the United Methodist related Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, home of the Moundbuilders!! He also received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Seminary (Washington DC) in May 2019.
Kent is a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force, serving as the Wing Chaplain for the 181st Intelligence Wing, Terre Haute, IN. The primary mission of this Unit is to interpret drone video footage from various war zones. They do this Federal mission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Kent is a Traditional Guard member. He has been in the military since 2006 and is a Veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Freedom's Sentinel.
Marti and Kent are honored parents of Joshua and Nathan. Joshua is a USAF Staff Sergeant at the 122nd Fighter Wing (IN ANG) in Fort Wayne in Aircrew Flight Equipment and a full time Police Officer for the city of Huntington. Nathan is a full time Legal Assistant for Bloom, Gates, Shipman and Whiteleather law firm in Columbia City.
On a personal note, Kent is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the University of Kansas men's basketball team.
Kent believes THE hope of the world is the Church of Jesus Christ and is excited to empower all that are willing and able to live out their Spiritual Gifts building up the ministry of this Church!