Our Staff

Anthony Thomas, Pastor

Hello! It is an absolute joy to be able to share a few words with you as you take this time to discover just a bit more about Brookville Community UMC. We are a people grounded in the love of Christ with a passion to serve together and share that love with everyone.

We are a group of people from all different walks of life with all different backgrounds who are committed to following Jesus Christ. We may not always get it right, but we do our best to witness to Christ is all we do and say. We believe Christ is calling each of us to be filled with joy, to worship passionately, to serve genuinely, and invite compassionately. We are proud to call Brookville home and to be located right in the heart of this great city. Our location gives us the perfect opportunity to reach out in all directions, reaching as many as we can, and inviting everyone to be a part of the family of God that is the body of Christ. It is our sincere hope that everyone will feel loved and welcomed at Brookville Community UMC, there are no restrictions or limitations, all are welcome. We desire for everyone to know and love Jesus Christ, to grow in that love, and to share that love. 

Join us! Come as you are. Join us for worship, get to know us, serve with us, grow with us. In all of this, seek the love of God that can only be found in Jesus Christ – a relationship that will change you completely. Are you ready for something new and everlasting? Come and hear all about it. Come in as you are, go out as a new person in Christ.

Always with Christ, Pastor Anthony Thomas.

Pastor Anthony has been serving as the Senior Pastor alongside the people of Community Church as well as the town of Brookville since January of 2024. His passion to make Jesus known in the world is seen and felt in our worship, our relationships, and our part in the communityEmail Pastor Anthony

Church Staff

Vicki Harris

Office Manager/Treasurer

Vicki is excited to join CUMC in 2023 and to serve our Lord through helping the church office run smoothly. Her love for the Lord and her desire to help people make her a wonderful addition to the rest of the amazing staff here at CUMC.

Michelle Forshaw

Michelle Forshaw

Director of Choirs

Michelle is a professional music educator who has a deep love of the old hymns. She has been serving as our Director of Choirs since 2021. Our congregation is so grateful for her talents that help us to continue and grow our long transition of musical excellence at Community Church!

Jill Bowers

Jill Bowers


Jill is a gifted and talented musician who generously shares her love of the Lord through worship in a variety of ways. Jill has been an important and valued part of our music ministry for more than 50 years!

Brett Weaver

Brett Weaver

Praise Team Leader

Brett has been offering his gift of leading worship through praise music at Communtiy since 2020. Brett has helped us worship in lively expressions that have grown us in our faith and our understanding of the meaning of worship!

Community Board

Doug Bowers – Board Chair

John Yancik – Finance Chair

Bob Miller – Trustee Chair

Kris Yancik – Staff Parish Relations Chair

Karen Osswald – Lay Leader

Vicki Harris – Treasurer

Neal Klopping – At Large Mamber

Cathy Alber – At Large Member

Nicole Newbauer – At Large

Anthony Thomas   – Pastor


Preschool Board Chair – Jill Bowers

Membership Care – Susan Creamer

Outreach – Nicole Newbauer

Discipleship – Karen Osswald

Children’s Ministry – Nicole Newbauer

Nursery – Sydney Newbauer

Piecemakers – Paula Hoblit

Worship – Jill Bowers

Hospitality – Bev Miller

Media – Bev Miller