2723 N 50th St. Lincoln, NE 68504 • (402) 466-1906
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Kirstie Jeanette Engel
Meet Kirstie Jeanette Engel: ordained as Elder in the Kansas West Conference, wife of Stephen Robert Engel, mother of Shaya and Keera Garnes and stepmother of Ella and Ashton Engel.
Kirstie was raised in Brooklyn NY and later received her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Wichita State University. She then earned her Masters of Divinity at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa Oklahoma and was able to pursue her Doctorate of Ministry in Homiletics at Phillips Theological Seminary. Recently, Kirstie has served as the associate pastor at Saint Mark UMC in Wichita Kansas and St. Paul UMC in Lincoln, NE.
She is ecstatic to be the Spiritual Leader of First UMC, Lincoln and will strive to empower everyone to know how much they are loved and to become their best selves!
Director of Youth Ministries
Director of Children’s Ministries
Praise and Worship Minister
Dr. John Spilker
Assistant Choir Director
Director of Hospitality and Food Services
Social Media and Website Design
Tim Van Meveren
Chloe Lyons & Olivia Gentert