July 2018  
Upcoming Events


Youth Bible Study
6:30 PM
Youth meet at Youth House for fellowship and Bible Study.
Music Team Practice
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
(Practice is on summer break the month of June)


Combined Young At Heart Meeting at Lakeview
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Senior Adult Ministry Luncheon and Games. Meet at Lakeview Methodist Church the 4th Wednesday each month.
Youth Bible Study
6:30 PM
Youth meet at Youth House for fellowship and Bible Study.
Music Team Practice
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
(Practice is on summer break the month of June)


Souper Saturday
10:30 AM
Volunteers to help deliver soup to shut-ins are welcomed and appreciated.


Handbell Practice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Rev. Kathy Wafer

Kathy S. Wafer was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ United Methodist Church in Shreveport. Kathy graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a minor in special education. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Masters of Arts in education and completed a certification in supervision and administration from LSU in Shreveport. When Kathy retired from teaching for 20 years she entered the ministry full time. Kathy graduated from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity degree focusing in spiritual formation. She is also a certified Spiritual Director within the Louisiana Conference. While serving at Broadmoor for 13 years she was responsible for spiritual formation, congregational care, prayer ministry, women’s bible studies and retreats, health and wellness, invite, hospitality and teaching Sunday school/adult education. She enjoys nurturing the body of Christ through both learning and sharing the love of God through God’s word. She is also serves as a spiritual director for the Women’s Walk to Emmaus.

Kathy is married to Corry Wafer and they have two daughters; Jessica, who is married to Cody Brightwell, and they live in Austin, TX, and Madeline who graduated from LSU Baton Rouge last spring. Madeline is now working on her Master’s in teaching from Louisiana Tech University. Kathy is very excited about serving with the body of Christ at Lakeview UMC. She loves to be outdoors, hiking in the mountains, walking and working with her dogs Angel and Dixie, boating, traveling and having fun with family and friends.


Administrative Assistant

Angela King

Angela Bell King is a Minden native.  She served as the Office Manager at The Grove Golf Course for 10 years until its closing, and for the past few years she has devoted her time to her family, her husband Doug King and their two daughters Mary-Evelyn, 14 and Allie, 11.  Angela is an active member of Minden Presbyterian Church.  In her spare time, she enjoys women's bible studies, cooking, antiquing and traveling with her family.

Interim Financial Secretary

Linda Pullman

Linda was chosen by Lakeview PPR committee to serve as our interim financial secretary.  We are excited to welcome her to the church staff.

Preschool Director

Rachel Miller

We are excited to announce that Rachel Miller will be the new director of our Lakeview Preschool. Rachel has a Master of Science in Early Childhood Administration from Louisiana Tech University. She has evaluated childcare classrooms in Mississippi, focusing on language and literacy components. Rachel also manages client accounts for Milo Interactive, LLC; a nationally recognized web development company. She lives in Minden with her husband Patrick and her two children, Lela Margaret and Treat. They purchased a 100 year old family home and spend their spare time bringing it back to life.

Church Handbell Director

Marsha Watts

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Marsha has been wrapped in music since she was a very small girl!  She has played piano in church and been a member of the chancel choir wherever she attended church. She began directing the Lakeview Handbell Ringers in 1997.  Lakeview's handbell choir meets weekly and plays periodically for our congregation. Handbells are always looking for people to help out in ringing bells.

God has truly blessed Lakeview with Marsha's many talents, hard work and smiling face.

Youth Director

Becky Webb


Rita Hoenke


Nursery Caregiver

Shelley Mathews