Leadership & Staff

Amy Powell

Amy Powell was born and raised in Sheboygan County, WI.  She attended UW-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree.  For a number of years she worked in the Solid Organ Transplant Program at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI.  She then accepted God’s call into vocational ministry.  While serving as the Associate Pastor for the Waupaca Area Regional Ministry she graduated from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH with a Master’s of Divinity degree.  She…
Gladis Albino

Gladis Albino

Gladis Albino was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, by her grandmother. At age 12 Gladis moved to Beloit, Wis., with her mother. She graduated in 2008 from Beloit Memorial High School, where she enjoyed playing soccer. Gladis has being working in the cleaning business for 8 years. She started working in Cargill in 2016. She has built many relationships with the congregants and loves celebrating birthday parties with the Cargill staff. One of Gladis’ favorite quotes is: “Whatever you…
Heidi Alderman

Heidi Alderman

Heidi Alderman was born and raised in Janesville and was baptized at Cargill UMC. She graduated from UW-Madison in Occupational Therapy and has worked for MercyHealth since 1993. She was married 25 years and raised 3 kids, all who are young adults now. Heidi has Cargill’s nursery coordinator since 2017. In the nursery, we pride ourselves on safe, consistent, fun care for our littlest visitors. We use music, books and physical play to demonstrate the joy of God’s love for…
Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen joined Cargill as the Child Care Center Director in June 2016 after being in the Early Childhood field in Illinois for 18 years. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Elementary Education PreK-6th grade. Dawn is married to her high school sweetheart, Chad, and has a son named Griffin. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, attending baseball games, and spending time with her family.
Stu Allen

Stu Allen

Stuart Allen was born in Seattle, Washington and lived in several states throughout his childhood. He attended and graduated from North Central College and Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illinois. He has served as Pastor of Senior Ministries at Cargill UMC since retiring from full time ministry in 2010. Stu has served churches throughout southern Wisconsin, including the church in Milton where he now resides. He believes strongly in the church as a community of believers coming together for worship,…
Mark Banner

Mark Banner

Mark Banner grew up at Asbury United Methodist Church. When he returned to Janesville, he joined Cargill. He has been using his technical gifts and talents to improve the church’s presence on the internet through the website and live-streaming.

Jo Barrow

Jo Barrow came to Cargill in December 2013 after previously working at two churches and working as a volunteer coordinator for a hospice in Jefferson. She grew up in Whitewater and Greenfield and attended two elementary schools, a middle school and two high schools, where her focus was on grades and being a drummer. She then attended UW-Whitewater and received a BA in Speech Communications with an English minor. She was blessed to be able to stay at home and…
Krystal Burton

Krystal Burton

Krystal Burton was born and raised in Janesville. As a child she attended, what is now known as Faith United Methodist Church in Milton, WI. Later her family transferred to Mt. Zion United Methodist where she was confirmed. In 2001, they became members at Cargill UMC along with extended family. Her and her husband, Jeremey Burton were married at Cargill in 2007 and their son, Carter Burton was baptized here in 2011. They reside in Milton, WI and Carter attends…

Dianne Edson

Dianne started attending Sunday School at Cargill UMC in 1965, when her family moved to Janesville from Crystal Lake, IL. She has been connected to Cargill ever since, except for the 24 years spent in the US Navy, providing atmospheric and oceanographic analyses and predictions in support of naval operations. After retiring from the Navy, she returned to her hometown to be near family, and she has lived here ever since. Dianne has held several jobs since retiring from the…
Pam Graper

Pam Graper

Pam Graper grew up in Janesville and has attended Cargill my whole life. Music was always her favorite part; from the Little Blue Choir to seeing who could sing louder in church, her Dad or her! She attended UW-Eau Claire and taught elementary school and middle school French in Janesville and Edgerton for over forty years. When she was finishing her first choir accompanist job at another church in Janesville, Susan Blumer asked if she would accompany the Cargill choirs.…
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