Pastor Reverend Daniel Hofmann
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The Reverend Daniel Hofmann began serving the Leland Community United Methodist Church in 2014. Before being called into the ministry, he worked as an investigative journalist for one of the major Swiss newspapers.
Reverend Hofmann has served four congregations in Ohio and West Michigan before being appointed to Leland. He is a graduate from Michigan State University and United Theological Seminary.
In his spare time, he likes to read and write, travel, hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, and explore wild places, among other things. Daniel and Wava enjoy cooking together and discover exotic cuisines.
Director of Music and Worship
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Margaret Bell has served as Director of Music and Worship at Leland Community UMC since January 2014. In addition to her work at LCUMC, she has been the director of the Leelanau Children’s Choir/Leelanau Youth Ensemble for 25 years. Margaret also has a private studio where she teaches piano and voice.
Margaret’s faith walk began when she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at eight years old. She has walked with Jesus from that day on and is passionate about her ministry of almost four decades, being on staff in churches both in Illinois and northern Michigan. She feels so fortunate to be a part of this warm, friendly, and welcoming church!
Administrative Assistant and Director of Christian Education
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“God is great all the time and has led me to my two positions here at LCUMC. I first began working with youth in 2004 as a volunteer when my children were in middle school and high school. I became the Youth Director for middle school and high school youth in 2007 and then became the Christian Education Director in 2009. God has led me to where he wants and needs me to be and I am excited to share my love for Christ with everyone I encounter each day, oftentimes without using words.
I became the Administrative Assistant in 2014 and enjoy bringing the gifts of administration that God has blessed me with to LCUMC.
In my free time, my greatest joy is spending time with my family, cooking, traveling, camping and serving others. My husband, Rich and I have five grown adult children, Kyle, Danielle, Arthur, Ryan, Clayton, and one beautiful granddaughter, Lauren. My life has always focused on children and youth and I believe that is why God has called me to share Christ’s love for our youth and children here at LCUMC and in our greater community. God has been faithful to me by leading me and opening doors, I pray you would get to experience Him as well.”
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