Staff

Rev'd

Bart Thompson

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Rev'd Bart joined Spruce Street UMC in July of 2021. 




Administrative Assistant

Madelaine Shultz

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Madelaine joined us in February of 2020. 




Finance Secretary

Judy Kennell

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Director of Music

Marguerite Bostonia

Marguerite became Music Director at SSUMC in early 2017 and has been active in church music all her life. Originally from Wellsburg, WV, she obtained music degrees from West Liberty University and WVU. Marguerite retired from the faculty of West Virginia Wesleyan College but still teaches private lessons. Her recent activities include affiliation with the Vox Principals Choral Association, and doctoral research and travel related to the music of composer Arvo Par whom she hopes to visit again at his music center in Estonia. 




Choir Director

Sam Spears

Dr. Sam Spears has over twenty years of experience as a choral conductor, church musician, and voice teacher. He has directed collegiate choirs, community choirs, and church choirs.  Over a long career in church music, he has worked in Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, and non-denominational churches.  He has also served on the faculty at Fairmont State University, Emmanuel College, Florida International University, and Miami Dade College. 

Dr. Spears earned a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami in 2009.  He also earned a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 1997, and a BM in Voice Performance from Furman University in 1994.

Dr. Spears has sung professionally for many years, particularly as a choral singer.  He was a founding member of the Seraphic Fire vocal ensemble.  He has also sung with Spire Chamber Ensemble, Bel Canto Company, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati.  Most recently, he helped co-found Maestri Vocale, a choral organization based in north-central West Virginia.  

Dr. Spears is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.




Building Supervisor

Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie grew up in Morgantown and started attending SSUMC when she was only 7 years old. She met and married Robert and joined the Brethern Church until returning to Spruce Street where she became a faithful member, joining the choir and playing the handbells. Bonnie was hired by Dr. Roger Smith as the Building Supervisor, where she has continued to open thousands of doors and make millions of cups of coffee. She loves being involved with the WVU Community Choir and acting in plays at the MAC. She has traveled extensively, visiting National Parks  and state capitals, missing only Maine and Hawaii. Bonnie has a great passion for smiles, hugs, and being helpful in any way she can. God continues to bless her with an abundant grace-filled life. 




Nursery Coordinator

Kayla Lindsay




Children's Ministry

Lena Glowacky




Custodian

Marcia Michaels




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