First United Methodist Church of Middlebury Leadership
First United Methodist Church of Middlebury is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Rev. Allison Yankey was appointed to serve as the senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Middlebury on July 1, 2020. She most recently comes to us from Portland, Indiana and was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Allison's husband, Josh, is a tech coach for the Northridge School District, and they have 3 children: Calleigh, Mackenna, and Nathanael. Pastor Allison is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, and she also attained her Masters of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. She is passionate about community outreach, creative ministry, and creating opportunities for people to ask the hard questions of their faith. Allison enjoys spending time with her family, taking bike rides, and drinking good coffee. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Director of Family Ministries
Pastor Caleb Strom joined the First UMC Middlebury team as the Director of Family Ministries in September of 2020. A current resident of South Bend with his wife (Breanna) and dog (Atlas) he is originally from Princeton, Illinois and moved to northern Indiana to attend Bethel University. Breanna is a registered ABA Senior Therapist at Lighthouse Autism Center in Mishawaka. Caleb graduated Bethel with an undergraduate degree in English Education and taught English at Goshen High School before he was called into ministry. He then went back to Bethel where he completed a Master of Arts in Ministry. He is passionate about missions locally, regionally, and globally, talking to people about Jesus, and pestering the youth at their extracurriculur activities. Caleb loves good coffee, pc gaming, and physical activity that doesn't involve water. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org