Nettie Puleff

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The Fredonia First United Methodist Church has introduced a new theme, “We’re all about Family” led by Pastor Annette “Nettie” Puleff.
The 10:00 Church service with the Congregation includes a “Children’s Moment” before leaving for Children’s Church.  For many adults in the congregation, this Children’s Moment is their highlight, too!  There is also nursery care for infants and toddlers. Additionally, Pastor Nettie has a Women’s Bible Study for women of all ages on the last Wednesday of the month. 
Pastor Nettie may look familiar since she can be found at her South Dayton The Mustard Seed restaurant on Friday's.  If you  have been seeking a church (especially if you are raising a family) please give us a try.  “We’re all about Family” and at Fredonia First UMC, we extend an arm of welcome.

Pastor Emeritus

Richard Ricker

I am an ordained elder in the Western New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.  I retired July 1, 2004.  I served as Interim Pastor from August 2006 to June 2007 at Fredonia First United Methodist Church.  On March 15, 2009, I was consecrated as Pastor Emeritus and Visitation Pastor at Fredonia.  When called, I am open to preaching at other churches in our community.  I am confident that there are no small churches and no great preachers, only our great God!  My focus and goal is to be an encourager in the Christian faith!  At your convenience, please allow me the joy of hearing about your faith in Jesus Christ.  Oh Yes!  Amen!  To God be all the glory!!!

Administrative Assistant

Donaldly Hover

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Office Hours:
Mon.-Wed. & Fri.: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am - Noon

Christian Youth Leader & Admin. Ass't.

June Ruckman

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Office Hours

Administrative Assistant
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Youth Director 
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Off Thursday

Music Director

Dr. Vernon Huff

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Dr. Vernon Huff is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at The State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in choral conducting, choral methods, graduate music education courses, and conducts the Chamber Choir and Masterworks Chorus. At Fredonia, he oversees a choral program of five choirs and over three hundred students. With ten years of public school teaching at the elementary and secondary levels, he has taught choral and general music in California, Ohio, and South Carolina. In 2006, Huff earned National Board certification in Choral Music, Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. At the high school level, he worked with concert choirs, show choirs, gospel choirs, and musical theatre. He is a Suzuki certified piano instructor and has frequently performed as a baritone soloist, including at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.

While earning his DMA in choral conducting at Arizona State University, Huff served as conductor of the ASU Men's Chorus, lead teaching assistant, and for one year, choral ensembles coordinator. He earned the MM degree in choral conducting from The Ohio State University, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student – Performance Division award and directed the Lyric Opera Chorus. His baccalaureate degree is in choral music education from Furman University.

Recently, Huff has led clinics, adjudicated festivals, and conducted choirs in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. He currently serves as Resources and Repertoire Coordinator for Colleges and Universities for the New York chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, Governor of Province 17 of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is Director of Music at Fredonia First United Methodist Church.

Church Organist/Pianist

Nick Weiser

Nick has worked as a church musician for more than twenty years, having started in a Methodist church in small-town western Kansas. He remained active as a church musician and music director during his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Kansas and the Eastman School of Music, before moving to Connecticut to take a position at The Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James, a jazz church in downtown New Haven. As Director of Music and Art at St. Paul and St. James, Nick regularly composed and arranged liturgical music for worship services and was involved in a number of innovative worship projects, including a Palm Sunday Second-Line Parade through downtown New Haven. In 2014, he moved to Ithaca, New York, where he taught at Ithaca College and Cornell University, and found his way back to the Methodist Church as Music Director of St. Paul's UMC, where he implemented many of the creative ideas for worship he had refined in New Haven. In 2017, Nick moved to Dunkirk to take a position as Head of Jazz Studies at SUNY Fredonia.

Director of Multimedia

Brandon Graham

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Communications Assistant

Kate Hinds Morrison

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Nancy Roberts

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James Seibert

  August 2021  
This Week's Events




Bible Study Room 22
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Prayer Time (Rm. 22)
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Bible Study Room 22
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Knitting Room 22
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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