Milford United Methodist Church
Pastor Doug McMunn
Lead Pastor-Milford United Methodist & Oak Grove United Methodist Churches
The Reverend Doug McMunn joined the staff of MUMC as senior pastor in July, 20ll. He is a 1986 Master of Divinity graduate from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Doug grew up on a farm near Adrian, MI and was active, with his parents and three brothers, in the Ogden United Methodist Church.
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 yourself (Luke 10:27).” He celebrates the partnership of laity and clergy serving together, spreading God’s love in the world and offering the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ.
Doug has been married to Marianne Mugler McMunn since 1984. They raised their three children, Katie, Matthew, and Marsha in Michigan as Doug served churches in Plymouth, Iron Mountain/Quinnesec (2-point charge), Pinckney (founding a new church), and Oxford.
Marianne worked as a Registered Nurse for many years and became a local pastor in The United Methodist Church in 2010. She served the Willow UMC near Detroit Metro Airport before retiring from her post. Doug and Marianne reside in Milford.
Doug is a member of the Rotary Club of Milford and enjoys making new friends. To contact Pastor Doug, please call the church office. Pastor Doug can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Marianne McMunn
Associate Pastor-Milford Unied Methodist & Oak Grove United Methodist Churches
Pastor Marianne McMunn came out of retirement as a Licensed Local Pastor to serve as associate pastor in July, 2021. She previously served the Omo Zion and the Willow United Methodist Churches. During retirement she cared for grandchildren. Marianne grew up in Clay Center, Kansas, the oldest of 5 children, active in The United Methodist Church. Before entering pastoral ministry, she was a mom, a part time registered nurse, and an active layperson. Doug and Marianne’s 3 children now have families of their own in Fenton, Evanston, and Minneapolis.
Marianne loves living in MIlford and takes advantage of frequent walks around the downtown and the beautiful Arthur’s Park and Central Park. She is a member of the Milford Public Library Board of Trustees.
“I love witnessing people connecting with God and watching that overflow into their daily lives as they grow spiritually and in their service to others. I feel very inspired by that. I am grateful to be surrounded by folks with various religious, spiritual, philosophical, theological viewpoints and share love and respect with one another. God is Good!”
Reverend Sherry Foster
The Reverend Sherry Foster, deacon, is the Pastoral Assistant at Milford UMC and a clergy staff member.
Sherry’s seminary studies were at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She was a lay member of MUMC for 11 years before being commissioned as a deacon in May of 2008.
She grew up in Madison Heights and received her BA in French, and Secondary Education from Oakland University in 1976 and her MA in Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University in 1984. Starting in 1978, she was a French and math teacher for Huron Valley Schools and then an adjunct math instructor at Oakland Community College.
Sherry has three adult children, Stephanie, Stacy, and Sean and several grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, scrapbooking, and travel especially to France! Her ministry in the community focuses on teaching, educational travel to France, and the Huron Valley Martin Luther King Day Celebration Committee. Reverend Sherry can be reached at email@example.com.
Worship Leader/Music Director
Keith graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor’s of Music in Education. He went on to receive a Master’s of Music in Performance on Saxophone from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. Married to Dianne since 1982, they have been blessed with daughter Katherine. Living in Louisiana for five years and Texas for 31 years, Keith taught private lessons on saxophone, flute, and clarinet for many years before becoming a Church Music Director. He was the choir director at Trailwood UMC in Grand Prairie, TX, leading the Chancel Choir, Handbells, and Children’s Choir. The family moved to Mesquite, TX where Keith was Music Director at the First United Methodist Church for 16 years, leading the Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir, and he helped develop and start a Contemporary Service. While in Louisiana he played in various big bands and in Texas enjoyed playing in an 18 piece Christian Big Band for over a decade. In addition to his worship and music duties at MUMC, he still enjoys playing instruments whenever possible.