Hi! My name is Pastor Rob and love the church, love kids, and love taking on challenging topics in our faith journey. I became the pastor at Nampa UMC in August, 2021, during a time filled with COVID and transition in staff. Despite that, it did not take long to come to love this congregation.
As a former band director and former police officer, I am a second (or third) career pastor. I believe it brings me a unique perspective on life at time. At the same time, I’ve served part time or full time in ministry since I was 16 years old (yes, that’s a long time).
I’ve got a special love for people who have struggled in church, felt rejected in a church, or felt outcast by a church. If that’s you, know you’ll be welcome here.
Amber OverstreetDirector of Children's Ministry
I serve our children and pre-teens through KidMin on Sundays. In addition, I lead our dedicated preschool and daycare ministry during the week. I love kids and spent several years teaching elementary school. Plus, I grew up as a child in Kid’s Stuff here at Nampa First and now get to bring my daughter here, too, so she can learn and grow. It is a joy to come back and serve.
Looking for a church that will love your kids Monday through Sunday? Come visit with us!
Margie FrasierOffice Manager
I serve the church in a variety of ways from managing the office, to assisting our pastor and staff, to operating all the slides you see on Sunday mornings online or in person. Nampa UMC has been a home for me for many years and I have experienced joy serving in a variety of ways from handbells, to VBS, to so much more.
Before coming here, my background was in working in large office settings. I love people and am excited to be the first point of contact people have with the church.
Are you looking for a church home? Call me and I’ll talk you through it. We’ll be friendly!
Doris RainesClassic Worship Leader
I love classic hymns and serve as the pianist and vocal leader for our Classic Worship Experience at 9am. I learned to sing with my family at home as a child and it has stayed with me my entire life.
Are you looking for a time of worship that will connect you to God? Come, join me!
Hi! I serve as our organist and love it’s versatility. Depending on what is needed, the organ can even take the place of an orchestra. I’ve been a part of Nampa UMC since 1975 after playing the organ in college. Previously I served churches in California and Idaho.
Are you looking for a worship experience with great music? Come join us!
Coming soonChancel Choir & Handbell Director
We are currently in a hiring process for our new choir director and handbell director. Could that be you? We’d love to visit with you!!
Coming SoonDirector of Modern Worship
Nampa First is hiring a new director of modern worship to lead our 11am worship experience. Is that you? Come let us know!
Shane SmartFacility & Technical Ministry
My name is Shane and I am new here at Nampa First. I serve the whole church by doing some facility maintenance and custodial work. I also prepare everything you see on the screens during worship weekly as my background is in AV and technical ministry.
Will you consider coming to join us either online or in person? We’d love to meet you!
My name is Jae and I serve at the church part-time as our treasurer. In the rest of life I serve in the financial industry and am studying in seminary now in response to a call to ministry.
Are you considering a new church home? Come try out Nampa First!