Our Staff


Pastor Harold has been at Asbury since 2005. He has served at United Methodist churches in southern Wisconsin and was the Director of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute in Minneapolis prior to that. He and his wife, Wendy, have been married since 1984 and have three children: Charis, Caleb and Connor. He enjoys basketball, baseball, football, camping and hiking, and hanging out with his family.

Pastor Harold has been at Asbury since 2005. He has served at United Methodist churches in southern Wisconsin and was the Director of the Nehemiah Leadership Institute in Minneapolis prior to that. He and his wife, Wendy, have been married since 1984 and have three children: Charis, Caleb and Connor. He enjoys basketball, baseball, football, camping and hiking, and hanging out with his family.

Paul has been serving as a United Methodist pastor in Wisconsin for the the last seventeen years and retired at the end of June 2013. He had been in Marksean UMC for six years and prior to that served the Hayward UMC for eleven years. In 1992 he gave up a twenty-two year career in industrial accounting and moved his wife Patricia (Pat) and four sons to Kentucky so he could attend Asbury Theological Seminary. 

Paul has been serving as a United Methodist pastor in Wisconsin for the the last seventeen years and retired at the end of June 2013. He had been in Marksean UMC for six years and prior to that served the Hayward UMC for eleven years. In 1992 he gave up a twenty-two year career in industrial accounting and moved his wife Patricia (Pat) and four sons to Kentucky so he could attend Asbury Theological Seminary. 

 
Suzy serves Asbury Church as the Director of Music and Worship, as well as the Director of Newcomer Ministry. And if that wasn't enough she also is Asbury's Events Program Director! Originally hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, she is a Packer-loving, cheesehead through and through! Suzy moved to Memphis, TN in 2008 to attend Visible Music College. She graduated as valedictorian of her class in the spring of 2011. Suzy holds a Bachelor of Ministry degree in Modern Music with a concentration in Worship Leadership and an emphasis in Vocal Performance. On May 29, 2011, Suzy married Carter Baldwin, a percussion major, who has been keeping her in time ever since. They moved to Madison, WI in June of 2013, and feel blessed to be part of the Asbury family.

Suzy serves Asbury Church as the Director of Music and Worship, as well as the Director of Newcomer Ministry. And if that wasn't enough she also is Asbury's Events Program Director! Originally hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, she is a Packer-loving, cheesehead through and through! Suzy moved to Memphis, TN in 2008 to attend Visible Music College. She graduated as valedictorian of her class in the spring of 2011. Suzy holds a Bachelor of Ministry degree in Modern Music with a concentration in Worship Leadership and an emphasis in Vocal Performance. On May 29, 2011, Suzy married Carter Baldwin, a percussion major, who has been keeping her in time ever since. They moved to Madison, WI in June of 2013, and feel blessed to be part of the Asbury family.

 
Sherry is a long-standing member of Asbury and finds welcoming and hospitality her true calling. She enjoys connecting with visitors and helping members find places to serve on Sunday mornings. In addition to her role at Asbury, Sherry loves working part-time as a naturalist at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona. Her three daughters and husband keep her busy outside of work, and they enjoy traveling and playing games together. When she needs alone time, you can often find Sherry curled up with a good book and strong cup of coffee - two of her favorite things!

Sherry is a long-standing member of Asbury and finds welcoming and hospitality her true calling. She enjoys connecting with visitors and helping members find places to serve on Sunday mornings. In addition to her role at Asbury, Sherry loves working part-time as a naturalist at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona. Her three daughters and husband keep her busy outside of work, and they enjoy traveling and playing games together. When she needs alone time, you can often find Sherry curled up with a good book and strong cup of coffee - two of her favorite things!

 
Ric has an extensive background of more than 35 years in sales and marketing in the health care industry as well as over 17 years experience owning and managing his own company, training business development and executive coaching. His Christian faith is the foundation of his personal and business life. Outside of Asbury, Ric is the president of RUBICON Systems a faith based executive coaching company. He has a son and daughter-in-law in Portland, OR and a daughter, son-in-law and grandson here in Dane County.  He has been married to Gale for 29 years.  Ric and Gale have been members of Asbury since October of 2013.

Ric has an extensive background of more than 35 years in sales and marketing in the health care industry as well as over 17 years experience owning and managing his own company, training business development and executive coaching. His Christian faith is the foundation of his personal and business life. Outside of Asbury, Ric is the president of RUBICON Systems a faith based executive coaching company. He has a son and daughter-in-law in Portland, OR and a daughter, son-in-law and grandson here in Dane County.  He has been married to Gale for 29 years.  Ric and Gale have been members of Asbury since October of 2013.

 
Jill grew up in Fox Lake, WI and graduated from UW-Madison in 2001. She married her husband in Prairie du Sac in 2009 and they have three wonderful children together. Their son Henry was born in 2010 and their twins Charlie and Helen were born in 2014. The twins are continuing a family tradition as they are the ninth set of twins spanning as many generations! In her spare time, Jill enjoys photography, resale shopping/selling & spending time with her amazing family. 

Jill grew up in Fox Lake, WI and graduated from UW-Madison in 2001. She married her husband in Prairie du Sac in 2009 and they have three wonderful children together. Their son Henry was born in 2010 and their twins Charlie and Helen were born in 2014. The twins are continuing a family tradition as they are the ninth set of twins spanning as many generations! In her spare time, Jill enjoys photography, resale shopping/selling & spending time with her amazing family. 

Carter serves Asbury as the Director of Student & Young Adult Ministries. Growing up all over the country, Carter claims Los Angeles, CA as home but has a deep love of Memphis, TN where he received his Bachelor of Ministry from Visible Music College. It was there he met his wife and fellow Asbury staff member Suzy Baldwin. They are thrilled and blessed to work in ministry together at Asbury after moving to Madison in the summer of 2013. When not leading the student & young adult ministries at Asbury, Carter can be found spending time with his wife and two kids Jude and Cecelia, obsessing over sports, and binge watching shows on Netflix. He is also currently pursuing his Master's degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.  

Carter serves Asbury as the Director of Student & Young Adult Ministries. Growing up all over the country, Carter claims Los Angeles, CA as home but has a deep love of Memphis, TN where he received his Bachelor of Ministry from Visible Music College. It was there he met his wife and fellow Asbury staff member Suzy Baldwin. They are thrilled and blessed to work in ministry together at Asbury after moving to Madison in the summer of 2013. When not leading the student & young adult ministries at Asbury, Carter can be found spending time with his wife and two kids Jude and Cecelia, obsessing over sports, and binge watching shows on Netflix. He is also currently pursuing his Master's degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

 

 
Sergei moved to the Madison area just recently, after spending several years working in South America. Originally from Bulgaria, he grew up in Damascus, Syria, where his father worked as a Bulgarian diplomat. Sergei holds a doctorate in Conducting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He moved to the US in 2004. It was also in Urbana where he met his wife Yanzel who is an opera singer from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sergei moved to the Madison area just recently, after spending several years working in South America. Originally from Bulgaria, he grew up in Damascus, Syria, where his father worked as a Bulgarian diplomat. Sergei holds a doctorate in Conducting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He moved to the US in 2004. It was also in Urbana where he met his wife Yanzel who is an opera singer from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 
Connie Garbi has many years of experience working as an Administrative and Legal Assistant. Originally from Cuba, she has lived in the US for many years in New York, Michigan, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. She attended Rutgers University and majored in Psychology. She also obtained a Paralegal Diploma from New York University. 

Connie Garbi has many years of experience working as an Administrative and Legal Assistant. Originally from Cuba, she has lived in the US for many years in New York, Michigan, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. She attended Rutgers University and majored in Psychology. She also obtained a Paralegal Diploma from New York University. 

Originally from Fayetteville, GA, Sarah moved to Birmingham, AL to attend Samford University. In the spring of 2014, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music with a vocal concentration. Sarah grew up in the United Methodist Church and has served in the denomination as Children’s Ministry Assistant, Children’s Worship Arts Director, and Middle School Student Ministry Director. She moved from GA to Madison, WI in September of 2016. Sarah’s greatest joy is to love and serve children so that they may see the love of Jesus through her. She is so excited to serve the children and families at Asbury, and loves being a part of the church family here!

Originally from Fayetteville, GA, Sarah moved to Birmingham, AL to attend Samford University. In the spring of 2014, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music with a vocal concentration. Sarah grew up in the United Methodist Church and has served in the denomination as Children’s Ministry Assistant, Children’s Worship Arts Director, and Middle School Student Ministry Director. She moved from GA to Madison, WI in September of 2016. Sarah’s greatest joy is to love and serve children so that they may see the love of Jesus through her. She is so excited to serve the children and families at Asbury, and loves being a part of the church family here!

 
Jesse Koopman serves Asbury as our Media Director and IT Specialist.  Born and raised in Madison, Jesse has served many churches of Madison as Media Director or through Volunteering for nearly 20 years. Since joining us at Asbury in February of 2016 Jesse has focused on bringing a Christ centered approach to our media productions. At Asbury Jesse finds his greatest joy in working with our dedicated media volunteers and serving our staff by ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible. When Jesse’s not serving Asbury he enjoys running a recording studio, sailing his boat on Lake Mendota, and backpacking through remote areas of the country.

Jesse Koopman serves Asbury as our Media Director and IT Specialist.  Born and raised in Madison, Jesse has served many churches of Madison as Media Director or through Volunteering for nearly 20 years. Since joining us at Asbury in February of 2016 Jesse has focused on bringing a Christ centered approach to our media productions. At Asbury Jesse finds his greatest joy in working with our dedicated media volunteers and serving our staff by ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible. When Jesse’s not serving Asbury he enjoys running a recording studio, sailing his boat on Lake Mendota, and backpacking through remote areas of the country.

 
Ed began serving as the Building and Grounds Manager at Asbury in 2016. He has a farm background from Kansas and degrees from Kansas State and Purdue Universities. Ed spent 30 plus years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, retiring in 2000. Ed met his wife Kathy at Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa. They have three daughters and four grand children and have been members at Asbury since 2000.

Ed began serving as the Building and Grounds Manager at Asbury in 2016. He has a farm background from Kansas and degrees from Kansas State and Purdue Universities. Ed spent 30 plus years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, retiring in 2000. Ed met his wife Kathy at Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa. They have three daughters and four grand children and have been members at Asbury since 2000.


LAY LEADERSHIP - ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

Chairperson: Ted Koch
Finance Team Leader: Anne Inman
Staff Parish Relations Team Leader: Brian Arndt
Trustees Team Leader: Diana Schultz
Lay Leadership Team Leader: Jon Holmes
Reaching Out Team Leader: Ruth Smith
Caring Within Team Leader: Cheryl Glomp
At Large Council Member: Chris Boardman
At Large Council Member: Stephanie Newhouse
At Large Council Member: Willy Hakizimana