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Our Staff

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William "Bill" Lawler

William is a native of Claysville, PA and a McGuffey High School grad. He attended Median School of Allied Health and received a diploma as a Physical Therapy Technician. He grew up attending Claysville United Methodist Church in the Washington District, where he served on the SPRC and Outreach committees, sang in the choir, and served as an usher & worship leader. In 2003 he became a certified Lay Speaker. With his wife Karin, Bill attended Liberty United Methodist Church where he served as SPRC Chair, Lay Leader, and Worship Leader. He serves on the Washington District Lay Servant Ministry Committee, Connectional Ministry Team, and serves as the UM Men's leader. In 2018 Bill attended Licensing School and is currently enrolled in the Course of Study at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He served the Fairview/Nebo charge in the Washington District from 2017 until his current appointment here at Avery UMC.

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Office Manager

Linda Boice

Linda served in church music ministries for 36 years. Her tenure in that capacity facilitated the administrative experiences helpful in making a transition to church office management here at Avery, where she began serving in 2017. With a bachelors degree in Music Education, she has also served as a clinician and educator for various workshops and festivals in northeast U.S., has performed with Pastime Early Music Consort,  Beau Street Players, and currently serves as the Artistic Director of Three Rivers Ringers.

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Worship Accompanist

Iain Callan

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Debbie Crouse

Director of Children's Ministries

Debbie’s responsibilities include the development of children’s ministries, planning of outreach events, recruitment, training, and scheduling of volunteers.   Debbie is a daughter of Floyd & Soni Marasco, a graduate of McGuffey High School and currently works as a first grade teacher at Claysville Elementary. She has experience in Children’s     Ministry as the Children’s Bell Choir Director at Alliance Church, as well as the director for God’s Kids Puppet Team. We’re excited to see Debbie apply her experience and education to help grow our church!

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