Church Staff

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Rev. Allison Sikes - Pastor

Allison Sauls Sikes was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the faith at Grace Community UMC. Allison attended Hendrix College, graduating with a major in Urban Studies and a minor in Religious Studies. At Hendrix she discerned a call to ministry which led her to seminary at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga. After graduation, Allison was chosen to be Church Planting Resident which allowed her the opportunity to serve in Northeast Louisiana alongside the people of Foundry UMC during the launch of their brand-new congregation. In 2016, Allison was appointed to Asbury UMC Lafayette where she served as Associate Pastor preaching and leading the modern worship service as well as working to connect the congregation more deeply to the wider community and to create new places for new people to encounter Jesus.

In 2017, Allison wed Brandon Sikes. In 2018, they welcomed Murray the dog into the family, and in May of 2021 their daughter Celeste joined the family.

Tammy Hains - Administrative Assistant

Tammy is a mother, grandmother (Nae Nae), and a retired teacher.  She has worked at MBUMC for 6 years.  

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Laura Zettlemoyer, Finance and Membership Secretary

Laura Zettlemoyer is a lifelong Methodist. I am married to Douglas Zettlemoyer and have two beautiful daughters and 3 wonderful grandchildren.

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T-Lew Van Metre, Choir Director for Traditional Worship

T-Lew and Elizabeth Van Metre are retired teachers from Texas.  He was a band director and she taught 4th grade.  They have recently moved to Lake Charles to be closer to grand children.  T-Lew loves to play with grand children, work in his garden, play with the Lake Charles Community Band, and attend McNeese events.   T-Lew has been leading worship for over 40 years. Geaux Cowboys.

Gordon Fontenot, Director of Music of Contemporary Worship

Bette Fontenot, Pianist

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Andy Fincke, Janitor