Meet the Troy UMC Staff Team

Rev. Dr. Andy Adams

Rev. Dr. Andy Adams

Senior Pastor
As the chief shepherd of Troy UMC, Andy preaches, leads the staff, and works with administrative leadership teams to set the vision and direction of the church’s ministries. Andy has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury. Andy has lived most his life in Champaign, IL, where he helped plant a church. Besides being a sci-fi nerd (think Trekkie) and board game geek, Andy loves vacationing with his wife, Amy Jo, and two children, Andrew and Anna.
Rev. Dan Perry

Rev. Dan Perry

Care Pastor
Dan oversees care ministry – visiting those who are sick or shut-in, sending cards, supplying meals and baby baskets, and more. Dan has an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and a BA in Music Education from Millikin University. Dan has served in churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois and is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Rivers of Life Clergy Band. Dan currently resides in Highland, IL, with his wife, Carol – they have two adult children, Liz and Matt.
Rev. Kurt Stone

Rev. Kurt Stone

Associate Pastor–Student Ministry
Kurt serves students and their families through Troy UMC’s New Life Student Ministry. He leads Sunday morning classes, Wednesday night youth group, special events, annual Confirmation Class, and summer programs and mission trips. Kurt has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville and an MDiv from Saint Paul School of Theology. Kurt and his wife, Linda, have four children–Elizabeth, Rachel, Grace, and Daniel–and are both musky hunters. Kurt and Linda placed 3rd in the 2019 Women’s and 2019 Men’s Divisions for muskies caught at Lake St. Clair, Ontario.
Tim Price

Tim Price

Minister of Modern Worship Arts
Tim organizes the worship team for the 9 and 10:45 services and oversees the worship leaders, tech team, Sunday morning hospitality, and other areas of service. Tim has an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and a BA in Organizational Communication from McKendree University. Tim lives in Troy with his wife, Suzanne, and two daughters, Ruby and Macy, but loves to travel – he has visited 47 states and six countries.
Rebecca Koebbe

Rebecca Koebbe

Director of Traditional Worship Music
Rebecca grew up playing and singing in churches where her dad was the organist. Music has always been part of her life. Rebecca has a master's degree in collaborative piano and a post-baccalaureate certificate in vocal pedagogy. She has been a staff pianist, vocal-coach accompanist, or choral accompanist for several universities including SIUE, Mckendree, Missouri Baptist, and Greenville. She also gives private voice and piano lessons. More importantly, she has a sincere love of Jesus since surrendering her heart to Christ in her college years. Rebecca lives in Litchfield and has three young adult children whom she spent many years homeschooling. 
Christine Lippert

Christine Lippert

Director of Children's Ministry
Christine plans, develops, and oversees all aspects of Troy UMC’s children’s ministry, designed to nurture children’s faith in Jesus. She also plans children’s events, including Rise Up Family Easter and VBS. Christine has her degree in Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Studies from Ohio Christian University and is currently working towards her MDiv at Eden Theological Seminary. Christine lives in Smithton with her children Camden and Amelia. When not road-tripping or gardening, Christine can be found watching Formula 1 racing.
Bonnie Abel

Bonnie Abel

Minister of Discipleship
Bonnie is called to walk alongside others as they navigate their personal journey with Jesus and is passionate about serving the church and community in tangible ways. Bonnie has a BA in Social Work from Greenville College and an MA in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary – she is working toward her MDiv at Eden Theological Seminary. As a preacher’s kid, Bonnie has moved 18 times throughout her life but currently lives in Belleville with her son, Micah, and a Pomeranian named Jude. 
Lisa Rayle

Lisa Rayle

1st Step Learning Center Director
Lisa oversees Troy UMC’s preschool, 1st Step Learning Center, and manages administration. She supervises teachers and aides and works with the Preschool Board. Lisa has an extensive background in childcare. Originally from San Diego, Lisa came from a Navy family and married into a Navy family. She and her husband, David, now live in Troy and have three children (Jessica, Samantha, and Christopher), four grandkids, and a foster grandbaby. Lisa loves to spend summer vacation with her family in Florida.
Sharie Meyer

Sharie Meyer

Office Manager
Sharie oversees the daily operations of the church office and facility, supervises the office administrator and custodians, and more. Originally from Belleville, Sharie graduated from Belleville Township High School West. After living in Greenville, she and her husband, Mark, now live in Glen Carbon. Sharie loves the classics – Gone with the Wind, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra.
Marie Brown

Marie Brown

Administrative Assistant
Marie is responsible for supporting the Troy UMC staff by managing administrative tasks and incoming calls, emails, etc. She received a BA in Music Education and Music Performance on cello from SIUe. A native of Godfrey, Marie is the oldest of three siblings and the only girl. When she has free time, Marie enjoys baking, restoring furniture, and shopping for antiques.
Courtney Bettis

Courtney Bettis

Fields Manager
Courtney has a degree in Mathematical Studies from SIUe and a teaching certificate for high school math – she’s currently working toward teaching certificates for middle school math and science. From Swansea, Courtney loves to travel and cheer on the St. Louis Blues.