Pastor & Staff

REV. DEBORAH MANN

REV. DEBORAH MANN

Pastor

Pastor Deb completed her training at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ and joined the First Church United family in 2021. Her passion for a healthy family of God is to bring hope and encouragement to all. Having been a former hospice chaplain, she is also very passionate about helping those who struggle with the loss of loved ones. Pastor Deb and her wife love the outdoors, traveling, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.

Kate Woods

Kate Woods

Secretary

Kate Woods joined First Church United as Secretary in June 2022. She loves spending time with her husband, Josh, and two young children, Joey and Mia, outside gardening, hiking, running or exploring area parks. She also stays busy working for the University of Iowa, helping her parents with event promotion, and heading up a local area parents’ support group.

Lee Ann Maas

Lee Ann Maas

Director of Youth Ministries

Lee Ann Maas officially joined the staff at First Church United in 2021.  She is in charge of leading our WOW children’s program, Sunday School, Christmas program and Vacation Bible School.  We have many volunteers of all ages that she works with, including members of the Christian Education committee. Lee Ann also teaches craftwork for the WOW and VBS programs and offers occasional children’s sermons during worship.  In the Community Youth Group, she is a Cube Leader and member of the board and sings with the FCU Chancel Choir.

She is married and has 2 children, 2 stepchildren and 5 grandchildren.

Lee Ann is owner & operator of M&M Consulting and Computer Services, and loves to help clients solve and repair computer issues. She also works part-time as a caregiver for Visiting Angels Homecare. In her spare time, Lee Ann enjoys kayaking, traveling, fishing, music and art, and spending time with her dog, Lena.