Rev. Shelly McNaughton-Lawrence, Senior Pastor
Shelly joined the staff of Aldersgate in July 2006. She has a deep passion for sharing the love and compassion of the Christian life with people from all walks of life. Shelly grew up attending the Shawnee United Methodist Church in Shawnee, KS, and has been active in all areas of ministry since her youth. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television Journalism from Kansas State University and received her Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology. Shelly has served churches all over the United States, including California, Florida, Iowa and throughout Kansas. She received the Denman Evangelism Award in 2000. Shelly and her husband Eric have two children, Sarah and Sean.
Cameron Miller, Associate Pastor and Young Adult Ministries Coordinator
Cameron and his new wife Karissa are joining us from Springfield, NE. He is a recent graduate from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Business Administration.
He is currently in seminary at Saint Paul School of Theology, where he is pursing a Masters of Divinity.
Kara Stanley, Director of Discipleship
Kara joined the Aldersgate Staff in July 2021 as the new Director of Discipleship. She received her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from UMKC and received her Masters of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary. Kara has served in various forms of ministry throughout her entire career. She hopes to foster “intergenerational engagement” in all our areas of ministry here at Aldersgate.
Becky Waters, Worship Arts Director
Becky comes to us with a lifetime of church music experience. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education. Becky also served as the worship pianist for Baker University for many years.
Worship Pianist, Amy Warner
Megan Lynn, Preschool Director
Megan joined the Aldersgate Preschool staff as a co-director in July of 2020. She graduated from Baker University with an Elementary Education degree with an emphasis in special education. Before joining Aldersgate, she taught Kindergarten for six years which gives her knowledge on how to prepare children for elementary school. Megan has a passion for working in early childhood and loves to share God’s love with children all while instilling a lifelong love for learning!
Megan Fish, Media & Hospitality Coordinator
Megan is very excited to be on board the Aldersgate staff as the Media & Hospitality Coordinator! She graduated Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism & Mass Communications with and emphasis in Public Relations in 2018. Her and her family have been members of Aldersgate since 2006. She is very blessed to serve the church that she knows & loves so well!
Larry Welch, Treasurer
Stan Fish, Media Coordinator
Lisa Stock, Accounting Clerk
Lisa is pleased to return to the Aldersgate staff as the Accounting Clerk. She has been a member of Aldersgate since 1999 and she served as the Administrative Assistant for 12 years from 2000-2012. Lisa and her husband, Mike, have 3 children, Tiffany, Kristina and Thomas. Lisa enjoys traveling, cooking, baking and especially spending time with her 6 grandchildren.
Julie France, Child Care Director
Julie has been a member of Aldersgate since 2002 and volunteers to help with lots of activities that impact children and youth. She joined the Aldersgate staff as Child Care Director in 2012. Julie enjoys caring for young children and guiding her care workers in ways to help children feel at home at Aldersgate. Julie and her husband Erik have two sons and one daughter.