Staff & Leadership

Staff Christmas Party, January 2023
Rev April Blaine, Rev Jon Osmundson
Pastor Jon & Pastor April


Our 2023 Lay Leaders are Jon Esala & Ginny Fisher, and our Church Council Secretary is Debbie Wimbish.

Trustees (Buildings & Grounds): Kevin Roberts
Finance: Will Thorsberg
SPPRC (Staff/Pastor Parish Relations) (Personnel): Marilyn Hoeflinger & Nancy Hoffman

Here’s the 2023 Committee list, which includes everyone who’s on the 4 main committees, contact info for the committee chairs, and meeting dates and times.

L-R: Debbie Wimbish, Pastor Jon, Pastor April, Jon Esala, Ginny Fisher
Reverend April Blaine, Lead Pastor

Rev. April Blaine

Pastor April (she/her) was called to serve as Lead Pastor at Hilliard UMC in October 2016, after serving at Summit on 16th UMC and Riverside UMC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and a Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and she was ordained an elder in 2012. She and her husband Martin have two school-age boys, Eugene and Marcus. She writes, “Despite its flaws, I believe the church…
Rev Jon Osmundson, Associate Pastor

Rev. Jon Osmundson

Pastor Jon (he/him/his) was called to serve as Associate Pastor of Hilliard UMC in July 2019, and his ministry is focused on mission and outreach. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and a Master of Arts in Practical Theology from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He completed a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2020. “I love seeing people live out their call to love others in many varied…
Robin Ozbolt

Robin Ozbolt

Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology. She administers the largest outreach program of the church, serving more than 200 families each year. “I am passionate about providing a quality early childhood education for the children that attend our school. I love the children! They are a source of daily delight. My career within the preschool has been a source of constant amazement as the children grow, explore, and discover.” Click or tap the image for more…
Lindsay Robinson, Director Children's Ministry Children kids child

Lindsay Robinson

Lindsay’s (she/her) responsibilities include Godly Play, Vacation Bible School, Safe Sanctuaries training, and much more. She leads our FaithKids group for younger children, and she supervises the nursery staff. “As a mom of four, I know how important it is to have a children’s program at church that my kids WANT to attend, that provides foundational faith education that supports what we are already learning and practicing as a family, and that will always welcome and love my children and…
Nikki Buskirk director middle grades ministry

Nikki Buskirk

Nikki’s ministry is with children in grades 3-6. She (she/her) leads our Faith Finders group, and she’s a Godly Play storyteller, among many other things. “The acceptance and the family-type structure is one of my favorite things about working at HUMC. They are more than just my coworkers — they are also my friends and family. I know that I’m safe here. Beyond that, it’s about the support and confidence building they give me, so that I can reach my…
April Andrick Director Youth Ministry

April Andrick

As Director of Youth Ministry, April (she/her) serves in ministry with teenagers in grades 7-12. She leads our youth group, serves on the Lakeside Institute staff for summer camp, and leads kids in mission and outreach opportunities, among many other things. “I am passionate about making sure that no teen or young adult ever believes there is anything they can do to make God love them less, or worse, not at all! I love that in this job I have…
Beth Palmer Director Adult Discipleship spiritual formation classes small groups Enneagram Bible studies

Beth Palmer

As Director of Adult Discipleship, Beth (she/her) is responsible for adult learning opportunities, small groups, and other ways of fostering spiritual formation and faith development. She also serves as our website content manager and primary communications staff person. “I love helping people connect with God and make friends with other people of faith, and I love seeing their eyes light up with joy when they’ve understood something about themselves in a new way and experienced some personal growth! I love…
Lori Lee Community Connections Office Manager

Lori Lee

Lori (she/her) serves in the role of Community Connections and Office Manager. She’s in the office four days a week during office hours. “I love connecting people with their passions for service and in the community. I want to be able to connect our members and the community to the resources, community service, activities, and events in our community. And I love the open and inclusive culture that is being created at HUMC.” “My husband, Lanton, and I have raised…
Lisa Haney, Financial Secretary

Lisa Haney

As Financial Secretary, Lisa faithfully ensures that the contributions that come into the church are accounted for and entered into our system. She does a weekly report to give us an update on what contributions have come in and then also sends out statements to all those who have contributed, for tax purposes.
Steve Payne Building Manager custodian custodial janitor

Steve Payne

Steve works to keep our buildings clean and running smoothly! He does everything from custodial work to maintenance and repairs, from set up and tear down to working with contractors and vendors. He loves to work with people, and he likes what HUMC stands for. He loves helping people! For maintenance emergencies, please call the church office (614.876.2403). If it’s after hours, please call Steve or a staff person directly.
Jody Hepp Music Director

Jody Hepp

As Music Director, Jody directs the Chancel Choir for our 9am Traditional Service and provides contemporary music for our 11am service. She earned bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education from The Ohio State University. She recently transitioned out of public school teaching; she’s now the Endocrinology Fellowship Coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “I am passionate about making music that adds to worship. I want our music to touch hearts and bring the singer and the listener closer to God.”…
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