Meet our Staff

Jason Larson, Pastor
     My name is Jason Larson.  I live here in Pella, in the United Methodist Church parsonage.  In our home you will find my wife Jessica, 14 year old twin boys, Dylan and Cole, 12 year old twins Grace and Noah and dogs, Charlie & Isabelle (our dog Stella passed away in March 2012).  Jess and I have two older daughters but you will not find Hailey and Katelynn at home with us.  They are living in Northwest Iowa.  Katelynn is 19, attends Western Iowa Tech, and works for Verizon Wireless in Le Mars.  Hailey is married to Josh, goes to Western Iowa Tech as well, and works at the Hy-Vee Kitchen in Sioux City.  I have been a pastor for ten years and I am currently the Pastor here at Pella UMC. I am called to inspire congregations to share the Church.   We have traveled to the Wisconsin Dells, New Orleans, Israel, Orlando, Chicago, Jamaica, Boston, Dallas, Charleston and Denver.  However, our most favorite place is the family cabin in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  We enjoy golfing, fishing, our fire pit and movies.  I certainly thank you for taking your time and reading this and we hope to meet you.

Diana Miller, Office Manager
     Hi there. My name is Diana Miller and I have been the church secretary at the United Methodist Church of Pella for two and a half years. I also drive a school bus for the Pella Community School District. My daily driving job is transporting special needs children. My family moved to Pella from Rockford, IL eleven years ago. I grew up in a small town in Kansas by the name of Whitewater. Since meeting my husband Gary, I have lived in Lawrence, KS, Cleveland, OH and IL. Gary works for Pella Corporation. I also have two sons: Cameron who is sixteen and will be a junior  at Pella Community High School and Reid who is 13 and will be in seventh grade at the Pella Middle School. We have two pets; a Spring Spaniel named Kasey, and Calico named Goldie. I love to read, watch movies, garden, and take walks. Someday I hope to learn to play the piano. Music moves me.