Meet Our Staff

 

Pastor Tim Ziegler

tim-bw-small1-154x179-75x75Tim comes to us from Lexington United Methodist Church (Lexington, MI) where he served for four years.  Prior to that, Tim served as an associate pastor for six years at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor after graduating from seminary at Candler School of Theology (Emory University) in 2003.  Tim graduated with honors (in Religious Studies) from The College of Wooster in 2000.  He enjoys reading books, exploring Ann Arbor, and traveling with his family.  Tim is most excited to share his passion for the ways in which the Gospel continues to be extremely relevant in the twenty-first century in unique, compelling, and fresh ways while working with the exciting staff and talented laity at West Side.

Sean Jarchow – Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Sean smallSean brings with him a lot of education (a Masters of Divinity from Azusa Pacific University) and experience. We welcome him aboard (as well as his spouse Jamie). He has been doing some great things at West Side!

email: seanj@westside-umc.org

 

Adam Begley – Director of Music Ministries

Begley croppedAdam joined our staff in 2014 while pursing an M.M. in choral conducting at the University of Michigan. In addition to his work at West Side, Adam serves on the conducting faculties of the Detroit Children’s Choir and the Interlochen Adult Choir Camp. Last year, Adam conducted the University of Michigan Orpheus Singers and was the assistant director of the Michigan Men’s Glee Club. In his undergraduate years, Adam served as the assistant conductor of the Yale Glee Club and musical director of the vocal jazz group Redhot & Blue. As assistant conductor of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s oldest collegiate a cappella group, Adam led performances in over twenty-six countries and on five continents.

Adam’s energy and enthusiasm enliven West Side’s diverse music ministries. A myriad of musical offerings form the backbone of our worship life as we gather to sing praises to God’s name. Adam oversees and directs our adult choir, children’s choir, rock band, and handbell choir, and works with staff to deliver powerful worship experiences every Sunday.

Want to be a part of Music at West Side? Contact Adam at: adam@westside-umc.org.

 Beth Snyder – Office Manager

beth BWBeth joined West Side after completing her bachelor’s degree in Management and Ethics from Asbury University in 2011.  She has spent the better part of her adult life in lay ministry volunteering in missions, staff parish relations, youth leadership, mentoring, bible study facilitation, and Sunday school teaching and curriculum development.  Beth and her husband Tom enjoy time with their 3 grown children (spouses) and 5 grandchildren.