Meet our Staff
Senior Pastor, Rev. Derek Robinette
Pastor Derek joined CUMC in the summer of 2021. He graduated in 2010 from Louisville Seminary and has 21 years of ministry experience. This experience includes ten years in full-time youth ministry and eleven years as a pastor and church-planter. For fun Derek likes UK Sports, outdoors and training for triathlons.
Pastor Kim Tribolet
Minister to Children & Families
Pastor Kim joined CUMC in 2019 as our new Children's & Family Minister. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Berry College in Rome, GA and a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Tina and her husband Doug both graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She started working at the preschool in 2011 when her youngest child went to kindergarten. She took over as preschool director in May 2014. Tina has worked as an elementary school teacher in Ohio, South Carolina and at Crestwood Elementary.
Assistant Pastor for Adult Discipleship
Russ has been exploring ministry for over 20 years, leading adult and youth small groups and Bible studies, teaching, preaching, and leading worship. A life-long learner, in 2020 he started creating small group studies and has published his first. He brings an open and honest approach to ministry, meeting people where they are, and encouraging and equipping them to follow God to wherever God is leading them. His favorite part of the ministry is seeing God change people from the inside out. He views ministry (and himself) as a work in progress. Russ and his family have been members of CUMC since 2019.
Interim Contemporary Music Director
Heather and her family have been members at CUMC since 2019. She has an appreciation for all genres of music now and spent her high school and college years participating in a variety of orchestras, choirs and bands playing classical, bluegrass, country and praise and worship music. She studied music at the University of Louisville as well as Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Interim Traditional Music Director
Mark is a choir director, pianist, and vocalist. He holds degrees in music education from the University of Kentucky and Kent State University and has enjoyed serving in a variety of roles as a church musician/music director for the last 18 years.
Ian & Laura Hall
Laura and Ian Hall will be serving as our Interim Youth Ministers for February14-June 30. Their family is new to our congregation and they have a wealth of experience in ministry in the United Methodist Church. Laura has 19 years of experience in youth ministry and teaching and Ian was the Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries and Chief Financial Officer for the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is currently the CFO for the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Church Administration: Bookkeeping, Communications, IT
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University.
Custodian & Building Services