Church Staff

church staff

To contact a member of the Forest Park UMC staff, please use their link to our secure Contact form or call the church office at 419.227.8445.

Pastor, Kim Miller

Kim Miller
Pastor

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I come to you from an Associate Pastor position in Greensboro, North Carolina. At my past church, I directed the communication ministry and oversaw the ministry to families and children. Prior to that, I was the Executive Director of Student Services at John Wesley University and served as Chaplain of the university. I have also served as the pastor of UMC churches in Bluffton, Celina and Perry Township in Ohio. The Lima area stole my heart when I first started out in ministry, and I am thrilled to be back.

Tryna Brown

Tryna Brown
Director of Music Ministry

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Tryna Brown has been involved in music at Forest Park all her life. Tryna is the organist and directs the church choir and bell choir of the traditional worship service. She plays the keyboard for both praise teams of the contemporary service. She enjoys playing for weddings and special music as well.

Tryna lives in Shawnee Township with her husband, Dean, and their black cat, Blair. Tryna retired after 33 years of teaching elementary music at Perry School. She now baby-sits her grandchildren, Kyle and Jenny-Lynn. Tryna enjoys scrapbooking, camping, fishing, and reading fiction by Christian authors. During the summer Tryna participates in mission work in Tijuana, Mexico where she enjoys working with children.

Kathryn Braunwarth

Kathryn Braunwarth
Director of Children's Ministry

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Kathryn Braunwarth is currently the Director of Children's Ministry here at Forest Park UMC. She graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2017 with her Bachelors in business management as well as dance. Along with interacting with Gods little ones at Forest Park, she also enjoys working with the younger children through teaching at The Dance Centre and A Step Above. Kathryn is an adjunct instructor of dance at Ohio Northern University and perhaps the most important fact to know is that she loves all types of cheese.

Nicole Coleman

Nicole Coleman
Administrator/PreK Teacher

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Nicole Coleman is the administrator and a teacher for the preschool.   She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Canyon University and worked for the Lima City Schools before coming to Forest Park Preschool. She thoroughly enjoys seeing and helping children develop and grow. She is married to PJ and they have three very active boys: Brady, Brennan, and Bronson. Most of their free time is spent watching their sons participate in many activities at Bath schools. She is looking forward to working with all of the children this fall and seeing them explore, play, socialize, and learn.