Pastoral Staff

  • Jeff Jaggers

    Lead Pastor

    Jeff has been at Fenton United Methodist Church since 2014.  Prior to coming to Fenton, Jeff served in ministry in Flushing, Grayling, Snover and Port Huron, Michigan.  Jeff is passionate about equipping followers of Jesus Christ to reach out to all people with the love of God through hands-on mission and ministry.  

    Jeff is a foodie, a wanderer, and a dreamer.  As a kid he wanted to play the guitar in the worst way - and he seems to have accomplished his goal.  More than anything, Jeff is trying to follow Jesus with all of his heart, mind, soul and strength, and love his neighbor.  He would love to have you join him on that journey.

Program Staff

  • Angela Jennings

    Child Care Coordinator

    Angela is the newest member of our staff: coming on staff in 2021. Angela comes to us with quite a diverse background ranging from children’s ministry to doughnut frying to marketing and beyond.  As a young adult, she attended William Tyndale College where she earned a B.A. in youth studies with an emphasis in early childhood development and children’s ministry.  She then spent over a decade serving the Lord in various aspects of children’s ministry.  Eventually, life demanded she step aside to invest in raising her own two children.  Now that both of her children are nearly grown, she is thrilled to again have the opportunity to demonstrate the love of Jesus to young children through the church.


    Angela lives here in Fenton with her children and their adopted dog, Ryder.  She loves nature, all things health-related, audio books, singing, and much more.  She lives a full life and is excited to bring her passions, hope, and love of Jesus to the babies and toddlers of Fenton United Methodist Church.

  • Stacey Highfield

    Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

    Stacey has been a member of Fenton UMC since 2014, and deeply loves and cherishes her church family. She has a BA in English from Madonna University, and is currently on the path to becoming a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Stacey is an adoring aunt, avid reader, writer/poet, photographer, podcast listener, Netflix watcher, frequent laugher, and lover of people and compelling stories. She is passionate about building relationships, forging deep connections, and sharing God's all-consuming love with people.

  • Kate Glasson

    Children's Ministry Coordinator

    Kathryn Glasson came to Fenton United Methodist Church seven years ago. Over the years she has continued to love and support the church through volunteering in the nursery, with Kid's Hope, and the Children's Ministry. Her love for creating new relationships pours into the Children's Ministry ensuring a solid starting point for a relationship with Jesus. Kathryn, who likes to go by Kate, enjoys the outdoors - from swimming to stargazing. She loves day trips to the beach, reading, and above all else her family.


  • Clayton Stoker


    Clayton has been at Fenton United Methodist Church since January of 2022. Growing up in the Presbyterian Church where his parents were pastors, he played the saxophone and piano in many churches in the Genesee County area. Prior to playing the organ Clayton studied saxophone in his middle school and high school years playing in the Jazz orchestra at Fenton High School. He started taking organ lessons from Dr. Dobbs at the Flint Institute of Music in July 2021. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists Ann Arbor chapter and the St Cecilia Society in Flint. Currently, he is a student at Eastern Michigan University studying Organ Performance.

  • Matt Packer

    Chancel Choir Director/Music Coordinator

    Matt rejoined the ministry at Fenton in 2017, having served here previously from 1999-2005. His formal training in music began at age eleven taking piano lessons and playing trombone in the band. A life-long United Methodist, he sang in the children’s and youth choirs, played in the orchestra, and began developing his music composition “chops” with the church’s Music Director. As an undergraduate music student at Central Michigan University in 1983, Matt formed and directed a touring choir. This opened the door to realize a calling that has led him to serve churches in Farwell, Flint, Clare, Fenton, and Flushing.
    Creating and celebrating community through the gifts of worship and music are Matt’s passion. This passion is also expressed in his work as the Choral Director at Mott Community College and Mott Middle College, Choir Accompanist at Swartz Creek High School, Director of The Flint Male Chorus and Music Director for Swartz Creek Center Stage Community Theater. Since 2008, Matt has been in music ministry with his childhood friend in a duo called Brother 2 Brother, performing for sacred and civic events with the message that what unites us as Christians and as a human family outweighs what divides us. He is blessed to share in the journey with his wife, Kristi, and four adult children.

  • Kevin Marsee

    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Kevin Marsee serves as the contemporary Worship Leader for our 11:05 service.  Through his music and leadership on and off stage, Kevin's passion involves leading people to share their God-given gifts and encouraging worship to give praise and honor to God.  "For me, music is powerful - but it doesn't transform us.  We communicate with music to lead others to worship Him - so that He can bring light to darkened hearts and minds.  My prayer is that we ask His Spirit to work in our lives, and that we seek to live a life for the glory of God."

    The creative seeds were planted when Keven, at an early age, had the musical "aha" moment - and discovered that Schroeder was cool and practicing piano wasn't really all that boring.  Kevin is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music.  He currently sings and plays keys in the Leroy Street Band and occasionally dabbles in local theatre.  In addition to spending his days enjoying the company of his wife, Karen and two beautiful daughters, Kevin is a Real Estate Broker, Developer, Residential Builder, and co-owner of Zion Restoration US.

  • Lisa Pearson

    Instrumental Ensemble Director

    Lisa Pearson is our Instrumental Ensemble Director.  She graduated from Western Michigan University, and has been a Board Certified Music Therapist for over 25 years.  With over 30 years of experience ringing handbells and playing baritone and trumpet, Lisa directs our adult handbell choir, youth chime choir and our wind ensemble.  She is also a member of the Fenton Community Orchestra.  Her passion is to share her faith and love of music with her church family and the Fenton community.  She is also interested in enhancing health and wellness, both physical and spiritual, through the art of drumming and by leading drum circles in church ministries.  Lisa shares her love of music with her husband, Carl, and their two adult children.

  • Cindy Crawford

    Fusion Choir Director

    Cindy has been the director of our youth choir, Fusion, since 2011.  She has also been the director of the youth choir at a different area church since 2000.  She brings the two youth choirs together for a musical production every spring.  Cindy is a vocal coach and piano teacher for children, youth and adults.  She has performed in theater and various vocal groups since childhood.  Cindy has trained with several vocal coaches in classical and performance singing and has attended several seminars for singing and directing.  Cindy says "It is a joy and blessing working with the youth, and rewarding to see them love to bring God's word through music to the congregation."

Administrative Staff

  • Kathy Butts

    Office Administrator

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  • Denise Steward

    Financial Secretary

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