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Lead Pastor

Phyllis Plear

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I accepted the call to ministry at First AME Zion in 2010. During August of that year I preached my first sermon. I entered the Methodist Theological School of Ohio in 2011. I was instantly enthralled when I began seminary, whatever I learned I gladly took back to our church and shared it with our parishioners. Sadly, after several controversies (not personal) regarding various preachers in the AME Zion church, the Lord and I decided it was time for me to move on. In May of 2012 I became a member of the United Methodist Church (UMC) where I initially worshipped in Reynoldsburg.


In Reynoldsburg I was a ministry intern for two rotations where I learned a great deal about working in ministry. I was blessed to work with some talented and fantastic folks, and got my first opportunity to go on short term mission trips. My first trip was to New Jersey to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, the second mission trip was to Haiti to help refurbish a village school. Also in January of 2013 while in seminary, I was blessed to travel to Cuba with a group of fellow seminarians for our cross cultural immersion experience. The following year in the spring of 2014 I received a student enrichment grant which allowed me to travel to the countryside of England and study Wesleyan Spirituality at Cliff College.


During my last term at seminary, I was an intern in clinical pastoral education at Nationwide-Children’s Hospital. I graduated from MTSO on May 24, 2014, with my Master of Divinity degree and a specialization in spirituality. My last year at seminary I began the process to become an ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Within this process, in January of this year I appeared before our board of ordained ministry, they voted to affirm me as a provisional elder. I was confirmed a provisional elder at our annual conference at Lakeside in June of this year. My former church was North Broadway UMC in the Clintonville area where I was blessed to worship and serve in a very loving faith community. My North Broadway church family was very supportive of me while I sought my provisional elder status.


A little more about me, recently I graduated from a year of chaplain residency at the Ohio State University (OSU), Wexner Medical Center.  I look forward to a continued relationship with the Pastoral Care Department at OSU as I work part-time in a health care setting as a contract chaplain. I’m also currently in the process of seeking ecclesiastical endorsement from the denomination.

Administrative Pastoral Assistant

Betsy Bates

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Sunday Morning Children Activity Coordinator

Alice Alaya-Rojas

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Hello, my name is Alice M. Ayala-Rojas.  I have four wonderful children—Justin, Austin, Angelina, and Alyssa, who all attend BCA.  This is my first year as Sunday Morining Children's Activity Coordinator.  I attend Brice United Methodist Church with my kids and I enjoy all the love and fun that I get when I am in the classroom with the kids teaching them about Jesus.  Brice is like another home away from home for me.  I love the children, teachers and staff.


Marilyn Geiger

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I Have been an active member of BUMC since January 1988. I serve as VP/secretary of the Brice Christian Women (BCW).
After working as a legal secretary for 20 years, I decided it was time to retire. The receptionist at the church was having surgery,
so I volunteered to cover for her.  She had decided to retire and some years later I am still at the front desk throughout the week!                      

Brice Church has been present in my life throughout highs and lows and I can't imagine not having my church family.
I have seen many changes over the years and have witnessed God's presence throughout each and every one.

When asked what my hobby is, I answer: "volunteering at the church and school."  


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A. Deon Holloman

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  June 2020  
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