Senior Pastor

Pastor Rick Hurley
Pastor Rick attended WLFMC for about 12 years and recently felt lead to be the pastor of his beloved church. The church family has welcomed him as Pastor with open arms and hearts. His style of leadership is to lead by example by continually being kind and compassionate, but being straight forward at the same time.          He leads a traditional service with a little praise music thrown in the mix.
He and his wife Kelly have two children, Nathan and Katie.
Not only is Pastor Rick busy tending his flock, but he also is a volunteer Fireman with the Claypool, IN fire department.
Remember growing up when you not only went to church, but were a part of a church? Are you looking for that kind of church family again?
Pastor Rick Hurley and his Winona Lake Free Methodist Church family invite you to come be a part of something.


Kiddie Kollege Preschool Director

She has been the Director of Kiddie Kollege/ Kiddie Kare since the summer of 2017. She is dedicated to making Kiddie Kollege not only a place children can learn their ABC’s and Numbers, but a place where they learn about Jesus.
She has worked as a teacher in the early childhood field for over 14 years!
and has a passion for ministering to children. She works well with her staff and directs them in a kind and caring manor.
It’a privilege to have her as part of the ministry team. 


Administrative Office Assistant

Lynette Merkler

Lynette worked for the Free Methodist church from August of 2006- August of 2016 when God had another plan for her, temporarily.
She recently has found her way back to the Free Methodist Church family.
Lynette was born and raised in Clarkston, WA (on the Idaho border) in a conservative christian home, on five acres with all kinds of animals as well as 3 siblings. She lives in Warsaw, on Pike Lake, with her husband John and 2 dogs.
One of her favorite rooms in the church is the Mary Hand Library.
When you come in you be welcomed with a smile.
We are happy to have her back as part of the ministry team.