First UMC Staff

  • Pastor Tim Bonney, Lead Pastor

    I started my appointment as the Lead Pastor of First UMC on July 1, 2017. My wife Michelle and I are very excited to be serving here in Indianola. We have one daughter, Katie, who lives in Ames, Iowa and was married this past March. 

    For me the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ is found in the word "grace." Grace is God's unearned love for each and every one of us. God wants to welcome all people into the Church where we can share together in God's loving grace. All means all!

    My blog is found at

  • Ellen Wadding, Director of Christian Ed. & life Groups

  • Zach Rohlwing, Director of Worship Arts

  • Jeremy Brinning, Director of Communications

  • Gayle Freel, Building Manager

  • Michael Boston, Finance Coordinator

  • Merrilee Blosser, Office Assistant

  • Melissa Holter, Children's Ministry Assistant

  • Dixie Olsen, Infant & Toddler Ministry Assistant