Our Staff

Meet the people who keep everything running smoothly!

The staff here at Community United Methodist Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church.  If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office at 801-479-7430 to speak with them or leave a message.  

  • Pastor

    Steve Reinhard

    I was born October 31, 1961, in Glenwood Springs Colorado. Best birthday ever! Cake, candy, costumes, presents, everyone celebrates my birthday, and now I’ll be able to Trick-Or-Treat with my grandkids!


    I graduated Durango Senior High School, Colorado, 1980; Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1984 with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Music; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, with a Master’s in Divinity degree, 1988. 


    I enjoy singing, playing piano, and playing guitar. Composing music is a passion of mine, and singing and playing music with my wife, Tracy, is one of my greatest joys in life. I also like to play tennis, racquetball, and pickleball, as well as coming down a snowy mountain with two boards stuck to my feet!


    Tracy and I married on June 26, 1986 in Colorado at the Durango United Methodist Church where we met. Tracy has been a Music Specialist in public and private schools for 37 years and will be teaching Creative Arts part-time at Antelope Elementary in Layton, Utah. Tracy also teaches private music lessons for voice and a variety of instruments. In addition, Tracy is a “Master Crafter.”


    Our son, Shane, is married to Kirsten, with two lovely daughters, Lilian (“Lily”) and Eloise (“Lulu”). Shane teaches at St. Joseph’s Catholic School here in Ogden. Son, Scott, is married to Cindy. They have our two grandsons, Emerson (“Emer”) and Thoren (“Thor”). Scott is Finance Director at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Ogden.


    I have been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 34 years, serving churches in Chambersville, Weston, and Melissa, Texas; Stratton and Seibert, Colorado; Cedaredge, Colorado; West Jordan, Utah; Montrose, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado; and now Community United Methodist Church in Washington Terrace, Utah—“Growing in Christ, Loving like Christ, Serving with Christ!”

  • office manager

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  • Treasurer

    Valerie Ward

    Hi! I am Valerie Ward.  I am the church treasurer.  I am the one who pays the bills and keeps the financial records up to date.  My husband Larry and I moved to Layton in 2008 after he retired from 23 years in the Air Force.  He now works at the IHC Layton hospital.  I transferred to the 36th street office of H&R Block, where I continue to work part time.  We started attending CUMC in the spring of 2017 and I started as the office manager that summer.  We have three children and one grandchild who live in the Salt Lake Valley.  

  • Children's director

    We are currently looking for a Children's / Youth Director.  If you are interested, contact the church office at 801-479-7430.

  • YOuth Director

    We are currently looking for a Children's / Youth Director.  I you are interested, contact the church office at 801-479-7430.

  • choir director / Organist

    Carla Hupp

    I have been involved in CUMC music since 1973.  During those years, I've been organist, accompanist, choir member, and now I'm co-directing the choir with Pat McKay.  I have loved every minute of it!

  • Choir director / Keyboard

    Pat McKay

    Music has always been a part of my life.  I enjoyed listening to my dad sing and direct many choirs as a young person.  I played piano, organ, flute, clarinet and took voice lessons.  I minored in music in college.  I directed the chancel choir at Clearfield Community Church for 30 years.  Directing is my first love.  

  • handbell choir director

    Claudette Rothwell

    Music has been an important part of my life since I was 7 years old, but it wasn't until I was 30 years old that I first heard handbells being rung in a church worship service.  I immediately fell in love with the beautiful sounds that the shiny bells made!  That was the beginning of my "career" as a handbell ringer and director.  I am so grateful for the opportunity CUMC has given me to teach the art of ringing to children, youth and adults.  Together, we ring our praises to God! 

  • Praise Band coordinator

    Tracy Reinhard