Meet the Staff of First United Methodist Church


Linda Farmer-Lewis


Pastor Farmer-Lewis began her appointment at First UMC on July 1, 2018.

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Position Open

Child Care

Resumes are being accepted for this position.


Jeff Stevens

Building Custodian

Jeff Stevens has been at First Church since 2014. Prior to that he served for 21 years in public safety. He was born and raised in Chicago before coming to Battle Creek. He has four daughters, 2 outside Chicago, one in southern Illinois and one in Memphis, and one grandchild. He enjoys movies. He is a graduate of the Haven’s Life Recovery Program in 2012.


Naghielly Agy

Worship Pianist and Vocalist


Kay Ensfield

Worship Organist and Pianist

Kay Ensfield has been at First Church since 2011. Prior to that she worked in music programs at various churches in the area and is a retired social worker with the Red Cross. She is currently secretary of the American Guild of Organists. She was raised in Detroit and has lived mostly in Kalamazoo since college days. She is married with three children and six grandchildren.


Anita Blueford

Music Director, Pianist and Choir Director

Anita Blueford has been at First Church since 2016. Prior to that she has been active in music directing, accompanying and performing in many music settings, both in churches and in the public arena. She grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and traveled the world with her husband Micheal through his Air Force career. They have two children, Micah and Shani. Her hobbies are quilting, knitting, gardening, hula hooping and Japanese Taiko drumming.


Jean Harvey-Clark

Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

Jean Harvey-Clark has been at First Church since 2011. Prior to that she had a career in floral design and worked at the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB. She was raised in Battle Creek and graduated from Lakeview High School and MSU. She is married and has two sons. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, rubber stamps, photography, gardening, raising Monarch butterflies and watching Detroit Red Wings hockey.