Julius Nagy, Pastor
Julius Nagy was appointed pastor of Springville United Methodist Church in July, 2014. He was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, and graduated from Benedictine High School (1978), Xavier University (1982), and Purdue University (1988). He joined the congregation at Springville in August of 2012, when he relocated to Michigan to teach in the Chemistry Department of Siena Heights University in Adrian, a position he continues to hold. Julius enjoys all types of music, likes to cook and created a Culinary Chemistry class for SHU nonmajors, follows Cleveland sports teams, including the World Champion Cavaliers, and the Green Bay Packers, and enjoys bowling.
Julius married his wife, Gwen, on May 31, 2014. Gwen begins teaching third graders at Lenawee Christian School in Adrian, MI in the fall of 2016. Gwen has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, majoring in Language Arts, and completed her Master's degree in Special Education, with a specialty in Autism Spectrum Disorders, in the fall of 2015.
Julius was encouraged on his path to pastorship by many people in his life, and they will show up occasionally in his sermons. He felt a strong attachment to the Springville family from the first day he visited, and that continues today. Gwen has felt their love as well. Their hearts desire is to bring people closer to God by sharing the stories of the blessings that He has graced them with, and bringing Biblical readings into 21st Century life in and around Onsted, Michigan, and the world.
Linda Gallaway, Music Director
Linda is an accomplished keyboardist with many years of experience. She helps keep our worship lively and spirited, and also conducts the choir. We are most pleased to have Linda as an integral part of our team.