Staff

Pastor

Dan Brown

(859)806-9996

I grew up in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, attended University of Missouri-Rolla (now ‘Missouri S&T’), and then Iowa State University. I worked in the aluminum can industry as a Process Engineering Manager for fifteen years. In 2000, life took an unexpected turn as I sensed God calling me to change careers and enter full-time pastoral ministry. So, we packed up and headed to Kentucky where I attended Asbury Theological Seminary and graduated with an MDiv. Since 2004, I have been serving as a pastor in the Missouri Annual Conference. In July 2019, I became the ‘new’ pastor at Cameron UMC.

I’ve been married to Deb Bolton for 34 years. Deb grew up near Lexington, KY and is an avid UK fan. We enjoy sports, the outdoors, and spending time with our family. We have two grown children. Our daughter, Elizabeth and son-in-law Jesse live on Long Island and are the parents of our only grandchild (so far!), Mathis. Our son, Christopher and daughter-in-law Lisa recently moved to Philadelphia where Chris began his residency at UPenn.

Deb and I look forward to joining the folks at Cameron UMC as together we seek to become people who live and love like Jesus and thus, make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of other people in the community and throughout the world.




Associate Pastor

Kobey Puls

(816)560-1937

Kobey is the Associate Pastor for Cameron UMC with responsibility for Youth Ministry (grades 6-12) and congregational care. Kobey and his wife Danna have lived in Cameron since 2003 and have 3 children. Kobey has previously worked as a sales rep for General Mills and as a meat cutter/manager for Hy-Vee. The Puls family enjoys hunting and fishing, board games, and just being together.




Director of Children's Ministry

Dawn Gabauer

(816)288-0569

Dawn Gabauer is the Director of Children’s Ministries at CUMC. Dawn has worked in the medical field as a registered medication technician, restorative therapist, chiropractic office manager and licensed massage therapist, and has extensive experience in meeting and event planning as well. Dawn was previously employed at the Cameron Public Library, creating and implementing fun, interactive, educational programs for children, teens, and adults. No one was more surprised at God’s call to serve this church in this position than she, but to His call, she did answer. After she was hired to work with both children and youth in November 2014, Dawn attended various educational programs, seminars and conventions allowing her to network with other children’s and youth pastors and to equip herself with tools and knowledge in both of these fields. She then enrolled in Youthsphere, a leading online certification program featuring nationally known youth ministry experts to gain further insight and deeper engagement with her students. With the hiring of Kobey Puls, Dawn will now be able to focus all her energy on our youngest members, birth - 6th Grade.

Dawn enjoys working with people of all ages and seeks to be continuously growing in faith, knowledge and leadership. She is a Stephen Minister and is active in many other church ministries including our prayer team, and mission team. Originally from Alden, New York, Dawn is married, has two wonderful children and four adorable grandchildren. She and her husband Tary moved to Cameron in 2008, excited to put down some roots and establish some great relationships within this community. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, fishing, and working on projects together.

Photo by Lifetouch. Dawn is front/center in this photograph with her beautiful family.




Communications Director

Kelsey Bransfield

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Kelsey is the Communications & Lay Ministry Director for the Cameron UMC. A Cameron native herself, Kelsey went on to become a collegiate cheerleader and received her bachelor's degree from Washburn University. Kelsey and her husband Jonathan are now raising their own family, back in her hometown! Kelsey has one daughter, Layla and two step sons, Hunter & Henry.

Kelsey is a girl scout troop leader for her daughter's troop of 1st grade Daisy Scouts, a Children's Mercy Ambassador, a member of Hearts for Ronald McDonald House Charities, a member of the Cameron Optimist Club and she is involved in several other philanthropic volunteer opportunities. She is a co-owner of Making Life Matter, LLC (authors of "A Kid's Guide To Random Acts Of Kindness") and she runs her daughter’s online storefront Campaign, Layla’s Heart & Hope. Kelsey is also a Compassion International co-sponsor for 9 year-old Gabriela, who lives in Colombia and is currently in 3rd grade.

When Kelsey is not working she enjoys cooking, crafting (thankful for Pinterest), church, attending Royals games, but most of all, spending time with her husband, kids and family. They enjoy being outdoors, fishing, traveling, game nights and spending time together. Kelsey absolutely loves being a dance mom! She and Jonathan enjoy attending their daughter’s competitive Company dance events and their son’s sporting events. They are huge football fans. GO CHIEFS! 

Kelsey is thrilled to be a part of our team and feels her passions and experiences have all led to her calling with the Cameron UMC! 




Nursery Coordinator

Linda Morris

(816)724-4619

Linda is the nursery coordinator for Cameron United Methodist Church. She has a degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and a degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Linda's past work experience includes managing group homes for children with disabilities and 10 years as an Occupational Therapist for the Cameron R-1 School District. She is currently a substitute teacher for the Cameron School District. Linda has also been with the 2-3 year old Wednesday Night Live! class since 2007. She and her husband, Russell, have one daughter, Kristi.




Choir Director

Ann Goodwin Clark

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CUMC Director of Music, Ann Goodwin Clark, was raised in the Cameron United Methodist Church and has the privilege of following in her parents footsteps in music ministry at CUMC. She became Director of the Chancel Choir in 2005, following the death of her father, Dave Goodwin, who served as director since 1961. Her mother, Annabelle (AB) Goodwin, served as organist/pianist at CUMC for over 50 years, from 1961-2012.  

Ann has an extensive background as a music educator, having been a band director at Gallatin R-5 Schools (3 years), Nevada School District (8 years), Oak Park High School (1 year), Park Hill High School (8 years). Her bands have performed three times at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference (1987, 1997, 2002) She has served as President of the Missouri Bandmasters Association (2006-2008) and the Missouri Women Band Directors Association. From 1998-2000, she served as Band Vice-President for MMEA.  She was the Missouri honoree as one of the 50 'Directors Who Make A Difference' by School Band Magazine in 2003.  In 2004, she was named a Laureate of the 'Legion of Honor' by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Other professional memberships include NAfME, MMEA, MBA and Phi Beta Mu honorary band fraternity.

A flutist with the Cameron Municipal Band for many years, Ann was named Conductor of the CMB in 2013. Ann is married to Dennis Clark and mother to David, their son and step-mother to Dennis' children, Jessica, who works at CLINCO Sheltered Workshop and Joe, Colorado Springs, CO who is father to Mathias, John Michael, and Jaeya and married to Shalamar Clark.




 
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