Our Church Staff

 

Rev. Karen Seifert

Rev. Karen Seifert

Pastor

 

Karen Seifert became a licensed local pastor in 2013 and has had the pleasure of serving and participating in many ministries.  She currently attends Millsap College ministry education program for local pastors.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling.  Prior to being called into ministry she worked in the corporate world as an executive administrator, quality control administrator and quality auditor.  After hurricane Katrina she began her own business as a virtual administrator, this company provided an opportunity for other moms with special needs children to work at home while caring for their child.  She is also the founder of a non-profit 501(C) helping the homeless.

Besides being a pastor, she enjoys camping, fishing and traveling to new places exploring history, and discovering new things about her family genealogy. She enjoys spending time with family including her four-legged family members, Rosco and Brandy who are spoiled terriers.  Her life scripture is John 3:17 “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Maureen Rosenbaum

Maureen Rosenbaum

Music Director

 

Maureen graduated from University of Arkansas and went to teach at Auburn University, as well as Columbus College.  She has been involved in church music since 1964 as an associate director, at Opelika First Methodist and is currently the Music Director at Summerville UMC.

Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson

Lay Leader

 Mickeal “Mike” Hanson

Mike is currently serving as Lay Leader and is working on becoming a District Lay Speaker.  He currently is employed at Groome Transportation. He is a retired firefighter after 31 years with Phenix City Fire Rescue.  Mike has been a member of Summerville for 32 years.  He is married to Jennifer Hanson, they have three children, one grandson and are expecting their first granddaughter in May 2022.

Mike grew up in Columbus Georgia.   He earned an Associates Degree in 1986 from CVCC, Bachelor degree from Troy University, and Master degree of Human Resources Management from Troy University.  He has been a member of the Phenix City Civitan Club since 2005 and currently serves as  an Area Director.  Mike also serves as a board member of the Phenix City “Doris Weaver” Girls Club since 2000.