About Castleton UMC

Making Connections & Building Community

for over 180 years

Taken from behind the pews, a mother is shown holding her young daughter on her shoulder while the worship team leads on stage.

Few things are more important than the connections we make in life.

Often, they can influence and even predict our life’s trajectory. Yet, too often, we don’t know where to find a place to build the deep and meaningful connections we desire outside of the places our children are active. That can leave us feeling anxious and unfulfilled.

At Castleton United Methodist Church, we believe you are meant to be seen and known. That is why we work to connect you to meaningful relationships that enrich life for you and your family.

Want to know more about our historic church? Check out our history page!

Meet the Staff

Meet the Board

A positive presence in the Castleton area since 1843

Excerpt from The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2016:

“The United Methodist Church believes God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty. We cannot just be observers. So, we care enough about people’s lives to risk interpreting God’s love, to take a stand, to call each of us into a response, no matter how controversial or complex. The church helps us think and act out a faith perspective, not just responding to all the other ‘mind-makers-up’ that exist in our society.”

Our Values at Castleton UMC

John Wesley wrote, “I want the whole Christ for my Savior, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.” These values are adopted in the spirit of Wesley and in the hope that we will continue to be made new as children of God.


In our practice, we will:

  • Value without judgment each person as a child of God.
  • Welcome and actively support people in all their diversity.
  • Love God and love our neighbor.


In our practice, we will:

  • Aspire to be missionaries who use our hands, hearts, and minds to serve God, the church, our community, and the world.
  • Take care of the poor, feed the hungry and be the church to the stranger and the neighbor.
  • Strive to be disciples of Jesus who pursue justice, seek truth, and advocate for all.


In our practice, we will:

  • Let prayer guide our lives and church ministries because we believe in God’s transformational power.
  • Serve as disciples of Christ and grow in faith through scripture, study, the sharing of our ideas, and by teaching truth.
  • Unite in worship as children of God with one heart that does not judge.

Meet the Castleton UMC Staff

Every day, our staff works to help you build relationships with God, each other, and our community. Say hi to us on a Sunday morning, or use the form below to contact a staff member directly.

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Matt Landry

Senior Pastor

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Chris Croyts

Director of Discipleship

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Meg Jones

Director of Family Ministries

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Dr. John Perkins

Dir. of Music

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Teri Macri

New Member Coordinator

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Amy Leonhard

Dir. of Operations & Admin.

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Michael Duff

Accounting Manager

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Diana Keely

Dir. Still Waters Adult Day Center

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Yvette Wills

Dir. of CUMNSKids

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Nina Lee Hecko


Diana Singleton-Kohlman

Pastoral Counselor

Meet the Castleton UMC Governance Board

Our Governance Board is made up of church members who were nominated and approved to serve in the highest leadership roles of the church. They are responsible for keeping the church on the path toward our mission, vision, and values, as well as overseeing things like staffing, facilities, finances, and more. Don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on our board with questions or concerns. 

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Kathryn Loheide

Board Chair

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Mary Kleiman

Staff-Parish Liason

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David Ayers


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Daniel Glass


Kyleigh Gerlach Headshot

Kyleigh Gerlach

Board Member

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Reashea Reed

Board Member

Susan Mendenhall

Board Member

Linda Bailey

Board Member

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Mark Unland


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Garry Rollins

Board Member

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Meredith Wilson

Board Member

Contact a Staff Member

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