Church Staff

Pastor Hyujae "Jae" Lee
Pastor Jae graduated from Garrett Evangelical Seminary in 2000 in Master of Divinity and in 2002 in Master of Art on Christian Ethics and he has been serving Woodstock First United Methodist Church since July 2018. With many years of experience serving local churches as a student pastor and lead pastor, he has brought new challenges and goal for the future of Woodstock FUMC. His ministerial strengths are Christian education including discipleship and mission. He has led many oversea mission trips to South Korea, Czech Republic, Haiti including many domestic mission trip opportunities to the churches that he served. And Woodstock FUMC oversea mission trip team is working for a Korea mission trip in 2020. He has been providing a vibrant and inspired worship service to the congregation and the community.
Karen Hendrickson
Sunday School Superintendent
Karen Hendrickson walks to church at FUMC with her husband Todd and twin, 16 year old boys, Cody and Dakota. She has been active in the children’s ministry at FUMC for over 12 years and has been the Christian Education Superintendent for 9 years. She was an inaugural member in several local Mom’s groups that provide social, educational, and self-help resources to local Moms & families in McHenry County. Additionally, she is retired from the IL Air National Guard and continues to support military exercises in Koreas as a government contractor.
Amanda Pinzon
Music Director/Pianist
Val Williams
Worship and Music Committee Chairperson
Shirley Peterson
Memorial Committee Chairperson


We inform and educate the congregation of the First United Methodist Church of Woodstock regarding the benefits of memorials and special gifts given in faithful memory of loved ones who have gone before us and have entered the community of Saints.


The Memorial and Special Gift Committee encourages special giving over and above regular pledging and makes recommendations to the Administrative Council regarding the use of memorial and special gift funds. Further, our committee solicits “wish lists” from all other committees of the local church, listing items which are needed and would be suitable as memorial gifts.

Bev Limbaugh
Administrative Assistant
Bev has been on staff since January 1, 2021. She and her husband Brad have 1 adult adult daughter and 3 grandchildren. They have lived in Woodstock all of their lives. Bev and Brad enjoying camping, gardening, and spending time with their grandchildren.
Bonnie Becker
Church Custodian

Preschool Supervisor
She has been on staff at the church since 2000. She and her husband John have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. They have lived in Woodstock all of their lives and have been members of this church for 42 years. Bonnie has attended this church since she was 5 years old. Bonnie and her husband enjoy helping the homeless in the community. When they are able, they enjoy riding their Harley and are active in the Bikers for Christ Ministry.
Renee Witt
Mission Committee Chairperson
Don Goers
Church Council Chairperson

Lay Leader
Bud Blackman
Finance Committee Chairperson
Brad Limbaugh
Board of Trustees
Julia Beck
Fellowship Committee Chairperson
Responsible for planning and hosting social activities that encourage fellowship and community for our church family.
Kathy McNeal
Staff Parish Relationship Committee Chairperson