Pastors & Staff

Rev. Anne Ferguson

Head Pastor

Anne Ferguson was born and raised in Gibson City, Illinois, so she is not far from home at Monticello United Methodist Church. Since 1985 Anne has devoted herself to proclaiming the Good News that God is doing wonderful new things in the world, and that we are all invited to get in on the party. This occasionally honks off those who prefer to hear about hellfire and (other people’s) damnation, but Anne has decided to quit caring what they think. 

Kathy Brown

Music Director

Through her work as the Director of Music at MUMC, Kathy is helping to ensure that the church’s long tradition of high-quality music endures.  She coordinates music for MUMC’s worship services and conducts the Sanctuary Choir, plays keyboard with New Day, our contemporary praise and worship team.   Kathy and her husband, Mike, are parents to four amazing and wonderful children.  When not singing, teaching, or conducting, she enjoys cooking, reading and travel. 

Carol wintersteen

Office manager 

Carol grew up in Champaign and moved to Monticello in 1992. After two
careers, one in Dental Hygiene and one in Food Science, she is happy to
settle in at MUMC.  She is the mother of grown daughter Christine and
wife of Bruce and enjoys gardening and hanging out at the lake house 

Melanie Burger

Director of Family Ministries 

Melanie and her husband, Logan, have been married 10 years. She is a Home-School mama of 4 children and has lived in Monticello for the
past 5 years. She is excited to get to know everyone and share the love of Jesus here at the Monticello United Methodist Church. 

Will pontious

I am excited to be the Director of Youth Ministry! Youth Ministry is very important to me and I cannot wait to continue to grow this program! When I am not at youth group, I enjoy going to sporting events, traveling and being with my dog, Lola.