Our Mission & Vision

Arlington United Methodist Church is in the business of being a Christ-Centered community: reaching up in celebrative worship; reaching deep in stewardship and study: reaching out in sharing and service, all in Jesus’ name. Making Disciples who make Disciples, who make a difference. Taking The Next Steps Toward Jesus Christ Together.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Rod formalPastor Rod Stemme, Pastor & Elder

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Rod has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served as a Pastor/Elder for 30 years. He believes in a fourfold ministry that includes preaching; worship; studying and applying Scripture to daily life; celebrating the Sacraments; developing congregational leaders; attending to the day-to-day business of the church; caring for the spiritual and temporal needs of the congregation and community; modeling for and leading the congregation in acts of compassion, mercy, and justice.

Jean Olson, Lay Secretary

Jean’s main responsibility is to provide secretarial and administrative services to the pastor and to other professional Church staff, councils, committees, and other Church organizations.  Jean prepares the Church’s bulletin and other parish communication. She also maintains the membership records of the Church.


summer 2011Jan Meyers, Music Director

Jan plans, coordinates and leads music within liturgical celebrations, and is primary organist. Jan directs and trains the choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists. She collaborates with the liturgy committee and parish staff in planning weekly liturgies and other sacramental celebrations. Jan also assists parishioners in preparing music for funerals and weddings.