Our Staff

The Staff of Silver Lake United Methodist Church

Pastor Alex Rossow received his Bachelor of Science in History from Kansas State University in 2005, his Masters of Business Administration from Baker University in 2012 and, most recently, his Masters of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology in 2018. Pastor Alex worked in the financial industry for 10 years prior to pursuing his call to ministry.

Pastor Alex married Gena in 2007 and they have three daughters, Lydia (8), Claire (5) and Miriam (2). Pastor Alex enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, movies and sports. He also prides himself in his vast knowledge of Disney movies with Princess Tiana being his latest area of study.

Pastor Alex will be seeking to become a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church this fall. He is passionate about meeting people where they are and showing God’s love and grace to all people. Pastor Alex highly values each person’s unique story. He invites you to share your story with him at anytime. He loves to encourage people on their journey of knowing, loving and serving God. Pastor Alex is committed to making disciples for Jesus Christ through the sharing of each other’s stories, teaching and preaching.

Pastor Alex warmly welcomes you and your family to be a part of the Silver Lake United Methodist Church community - all are welcome!



Administrative Assistant

Christie Cunningham graduated from Topeka High School in 2011. She was involved in all sorts of programs in school, including Jazz Band, Marching Band, Props Crew for the theatre, and many more. Her passions are music, children, and God. Christie started as our Administrative Assistant in March 2017, providing administrative support to all church staff and volunteers. She is the first friendly face you’ll see as you walk into Silver Lake UMC during business hours.

Christie is also the Assistant Preschool Teacher here at SLUMC. Her duties in this position will be to provide a safe learning environment for preschool students by assisting the Lead Director with preparations and implementations of learning activities and communicate with parents about information related to daily routine. She is qualified through the State of Kansas to teach preschool.

Director of Youth & Family Ministries: Stephanie Seth
Administrative Assistant: Christie Cunningham
Church Custodian: Brenda Ackerly
Building Coordinators: Pat & Ande Brewster
Preschool Staff: Director Tricia Conley, and assistant Christie Cunningham
Chair of Connecting Council: Pam Girard

Pastor: Rev. Alex Rossow
Monday—Thursday 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon
Director of Youth & Family Ministries: Stephanie Seth (785) 221-5329
Monday—Wednesday 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon
Administrative Assistant: Christie Cunningham (785) 582-4714
Monday—Thursday 12:00 noon—3:00 p.m.