Pastor of LeValley and Berlin Center Churches

Nancy Patera

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I have been called by God to preach and teach God's word to both believers and non-believers and to care for all in my churches and in the communities to which I am assigned by the Bishop and his cabinet. 

While reaching out to those who do not yet know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, I work to enlighten them with the Truth of his love and grace, freely offered, but only given when willingly accepted.  Because the United Methodist Church is connectional, I have also become fully aware of the importance of serving both the District and the Conference, as well as the local church. Pastor Nancy   Source: Pastor's Pondering-June 2017







Administrative Assistant/Secretary/Receptionist

Cindy Taylor

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Cindy Taylor, Administrative Asssistant for Churches LeValley and Berlin Center. 

Cindy Taylor began Administrative/Secretarial duties for both LeValley and Berlin Center United Methodist Churches in 2002!  We are so privileged, grateful and thankful to have her smiling face, kind and loving attitude and her warm hearted care as one of our beloved personnel. 

Cindy performs a wide variety of administrative office duties daily and treats each task with great determination, devotion and gives the utmost care in seeing her work through to completion.   

Whenever you call LeValley Church/Berlin Center United Methodist Churches for information or have information to give; Cindy is the lovely voice you will either hear in person, or on the answer machine message. Please leave a brief message is you do not get to talk to her personally, as she is very thorough and quick to respond to calls. 

Cindy assists Pastor Nancy Patera, committee chairpersons and members, volunteers, accountants, and everywhere and everyone in between that calls upon her. 

Cindy greets each day's tasks with great determination and dedication to her job, in which she takes great pride in performing with the utmost respect and fullfillment. 

Cindy is loyal and dependable and has a deep rooted faith, undeniable love and complete devotion to God.  When you first meet Cindy you can't help but like her instantly for she is truly a remarkable person with a heart-warming smile, kindness beyond measure, and possesses a generous personality! 

Cindy is exceptional and she goes the extra mile and miles for others in order to obtain positive and complete success.  Cindy loves people.  But, more importanly Cindy loves Jesus!

Cindy and her husband Randy Taylor reside in the Ionia area and are the proud parents of three wonderful children: Amanda, Joshua, and Stephanie. 

We are blessed to have Cindy amonst us!

LeValley Church Organist/Pianist

Janet Croel

Janet Croel is an accomplished organist and pianist!  Her musical talent is a true blessing to every ear that can hear the marvelous notes and chords that her hands and feet play upon the Piano and Organ keyboards and foot pedals.

Janet has been a member of the LeValley United Methodist Church for many years and she lovingly accompanies the church choir, worship service and special church services with sincere dedication, devotion and her love for music!

Janet and Stephen Croel reside in Ionia. They are the proud parents of children Benjamin and Adrienne, both of whom are also married with children of their own.

It is our good fortune and God's blessings that Janet is amongst us!

  June 2021  
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