MEET THE ELDERS
If you would like to share a need or request with our Elders, please send us an e-mail (click here) or call the church office at 573.443.3900.
Family: Wife: Tracey. Kids: Taylor, Kristen, Logan, Kate
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering
Workplace/Job Title: 3M/Engineering Manager
Years at Forum: 21
Favorite thing about Forum: I believe at her core, Forum cares most about connecting people everywhere with Jesus. And, the best people I know go here!
Best piece of advice you've ever received: Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.
Family: Wife: Michelle. Kids: Makenzie, Tate
Workplace/Job Title: Hemme Construction
Years at Forum: Grew up at Westside and moved back to Columbia in 2003 to change careers after 10 years of full-time ministry.
Favorite thing about Forum: People!
Best piece of advice you've ever received: Don't say something you are going to have to apologize for.
Family: Wife: Holly. Daughters: Katie, Hannah, Emily
Education: Missouri Western State University
Workplace/Job Title: University of Missouri Health Care/Director of Support Services
Years at Forum: 13
Favorite thing about Forum: The wonderful people!
Best piece of advice you've ever received: Take responsibility for your own actions.
Keith "Howdy" Matheny
Family: Wife: Teresa. Kids: Katy, Daniel, Ellen
Education: Two years junior college, two years Tech Vocational School (Diesel Mechanic/Welding)
Workplace/Job Title: UPS 39 years, A Driver with 31 years of Save Driving with UPS
Years at Forum: Joined 1982
Favorite thing about Forum: The Bible is taught. Praise Worship is awesome.
Best piece of advice you've ever received: "You'll never look into the eyes of someone who Jesus didn't die for." - Joe Weece
Family: Wife: Joyce. Kids: Sarah, Emily, Travis
Education: Baylor University
Workplace/Job Title: Shelter Insurance Agency
Years at Forum: Since 1991
Favorite thing about Forum: Bible-based and the people who attend.
Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Trust in the Lord."
Family: Wife: Kim. Kids: Aaron & Jared
Education: B.S. in Computer Information Systems & Business Management from Columbia College/MBA from Williams Woods
Workplace/Job Title: MBS Textbook Exchange Inc./Director of Computer Operations
Years at Forum: 21 years
Favorite things about Forum: The kids!
Best piece of advice you've ever received: Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry...James 1:19
Family: Wife: Sarah, 47 years married. Kids: Jeffery, Jennifer, nine grandchildren
Education: High School, Westran High School, 1962
Workplace/Job Title: Ameren Missouri, service worker, 31 years
Years at Forum: 15
Favorite Thing About Forum: Prevailing attitude of acceptance
Best piece of advice I have received: Give your life to God; sign your name at the bottom of a blank sheet of paper, and let God fill in all the blanks.
Family: Wife: Melody. Kids: Natasha, Kelsey, Courtney, Parker, Justin
Education: B.A. in preaching, M.A. in New Testament/preaching from Johnson Bible College
Workplace/Job Title: Forum Christian Church, Senior Minister
Years at Forum: 5
Favorite thing about Forum: I love it when the whole body is together worshiping full throttle - gives me a glimpse of heaven.
Best piece of advice you've ever received: It's always right to do the right thing.
3900 Forum Blvd. Columbia MO 65203