Milford United Methodist Church 

1200 Atlantic Street, Milford, MI  48381

248-684-2798


Please take a look around and we hope that you find MUMC a warm and inviting place to call home. If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you soon.

"God’s grace is sufficient for you, 
God’s power is made perfect in our weakness."  

--II Corinthians 12:8

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Meet our Staff

Pastor Doug McMunn
Reverend Doug McMunn joined the staff as senior pastor in July 2011. He is a 1986 Master of Divinity graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. He grew up on a farm near Adrian, MI, one mile from the Ohio border and was active, with his parents and three brothers, in the Ogden United Methodist Church.
 
Doug has been married to Reverend Marianne Mugler McMunn since 1984. They raised their three children in Michigan as Doug served churches in Plymouth, Iron Mountain/Quinnesec (2-point charge), Pinckney (founding a new congregation), and Oxford.
Doug's life and ministry are centered in scripture, beginning with "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and soul, and strength, and mind; and love your neighbor as you love yourself" (Luke 10:27). Doug celebrates the partnership of laity and clergy serving together, spreading God's love in the world, offering the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ."
 
Marianne worked as a Registered Nurse for many years and became a Local Pastor in The United Methodist Church in 2010. She serves the Willow UMC, near Detroit Metro Airport. Doug and Marianne reside in Milford. Doug enjoys ministry with all ages, reading, fitness, quiet vacations, cooking breakfast, visits with family.
 
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Milford and enjoys making new friends.
 
To contact Pastor Doug, please click on this link
Reverend Sherry Foster

The Reverend Sherry Foster, Deacon is the Pastoral Assistant at Milford UMC and one of the clergy staff members. She grew up in Madison Heights and received her BA in French, Secondary Education from Oakland University in 1976 and her MA in Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University in 1984.

 

She has been a French and Math teacher for Huron Valley School since 1978 and an adjunct Math instructor at Oakland Community College for several years.

 

Rev. Sherry’s seminary studies were at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She was a lay member of MUMC for eleven years before being commissioned as a deacon in May of 2008.

 

She has three adult children; Stephanie Anderson (Steve), Stacy Atkeson (Steve) and Sean. She also has four grandchildren; Cameron, Scott, Chloe, and Samuel.

 

She enjoys sewing, scrap-booking, and travel – especially to France! Her ministry in the community focuses on teaching & Thursday Club (MUMC outreach at Milford High School, providing snacks and a safe place to hang out after school), educational travel to France, and the Huron Valley Martin Luther King Day Celebration Committee.

Karen Smith - Christian Education Director
I was born in Nyack, New York and I am the oldest of three daughters born to Tom & Diane Zimmerman. I moved from New York to Michigan at the age of five and have lived here since. First in Detroit, then Milford for junior and senior high
school, then Wixom as a newlywed, and now in Highland. I am married to Gregg Smith (in 1988) and we have three teenage/young adult children, Abigail, Alexander and Andrew.
 
 I currently serve as the Christian Education Coordinator on behalf of the Milford United Methodist Church, having received a degree in Religious Education from Tyndale College, and working as a pre-school teacher and children's librarian in previous jobs.

I was hired by Milford United Methodist Church in May of
1998 and I am thrilled to serve here, because I feel this is where God wants me to be - and my family has become very involved in the church as well. I believe that teaching children about the love of Jesus and guiding them toward a personal relationship with Him is the most important thing we can do, and has become my life's calling from God.
 
In my 'spare' time, I enjoy scrapbooking, gardening, reading and baking. I bake regularly for the Thursday Club at Milford High School, for various church programs and for many other functions. Faith, family and friends are the most important things in the world to me, and I feel richly blessed in all three.
Kelley Cerny - Church Adminstrator

I am the church administrator here at Milford United Methodist Church.  I am here to serve the congregation in all facets including:  meeting/scheduling support, marketing, event support and much more.  This new chapter of my life began in May of 2014. 

After 19 years as a home schooling mom, I am thrilled to be here at MUMC to support all the members and staff in any way I can.  I graduated from Northwood University with a BBA and worked in the insurance industry and manufacturing prior to having my two nearly grown children. 

 
My husband and I enjoy cooking together and taking our trailer to camp around our beautiful state.  I love to scrapbook both digitally and traditionally in my spare time. 
Linda Lutz - Choir Director
Linda Lutz, choir director, was born and raised in Highland Park, MI and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1966.

Linda began piano lessons at age 5 and studied with Karl Haas for 10 years. An oboe English Horn major, she attended Wayne State University  for one year and graduated from the University of Michigan  with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1970. She studied with Detroit Symphony  members Ron Odmark, Arno Mariotti, and UM professor Florian Mueller. Linda was principal English Horn in the UM Symphony Band under William Revelli.

After graduation, Linda taught instrumental and choral music in the Britton-Macon Area school system for three years. Moving to Milford in 1974, Linda took time out to raise her two children before returning to teaching in the Huron Valley School district in 1976. Linda taught beginning band to students in most of the district's elementary schools before accepting a permanent position at Highland Middle School in 1982.

While at Highland, teaching over 265 students a year, Linda enjoyed success with first division ratings at district band festivals for 17 years. A highlight at Highland came in 1995 when the Concert Band was invited to perform at the Mid-West Music Conference in Ann Arbor, the only middle school band in Michigan to perform that year. Linda retired in 2000.

Linda has enjoyed singing in many church choirs and acting as rehearsal/performance pianist for the Huron Valley Community Theater as well as many years as accompanist for students attending Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Linda plays in the "Joyful Noise" Bell Choir at MUMC as well as the Adele Thomas Handbell Choir in Waterford.

Directing the Chancel Choir at MUMC for the past 18 months has been one of the most satisfying musical experiences in her career. The choir numbers have grown (but new members are always welcome!), and a variety of new anthems have been performed. Linda has been blessed with deep bonds of friendships with the choir members and with the weekly fellowship they all enjoy.