Dan Paddack serves as our lead pastor. With 25 years of ministry experience in the United Methodist Church, Dan has served in the Kentucky Annual Conference since 1998. Pastor Dan has written curriculum for children and youth ministry as well as some discipleship resources for adults. Pastor Dan also serves as chairperson for the Open Door Ministries - a new community kitchen helping feed people in need right here in the Vine Grove/Radcliff area. Dan is also a member of the Omega Force Strength Team, a ministry using feats of physical strength to share the Gospel.
Dan is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a degree in Religion, and has a Master of Divinity from Louisville Seminary, a Master of Theology from Campbellsville University and a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Bellarmine University, and is scheduled to complete Doctoral Studies from Asbury Seminary in 2018. Dan and his wife Ana have four teenaged children.
Ruth enjoys serving as pianist/organist at Vine Grove Methodist Church. She is a graduate of Georgetown College and worked in the medical field as a medical technologist/nuclear med tech until retiring 3 years ago. Music has been a big part of her life and she also is cellist for the Severns String Quartet.
Ruth is married to Joe Hayden who is retired from the United States Air Force and a past instructor of computer science at Sullivan University. They enjoy spending time with grandchildren and are active in their home church, Memorial United Methodist in Elizabethtown.
Cheryl has worked as the Administrative Assistant at the Vine Grove United Methodist Church (VGUMC) for several years, since retiring from Civil Service at Fort Knox.
Cheryl is married to Rocky Hardesty and they live in Elizabethtown. Rocky is retired from the United States Army and is a Nurse at the Cancer Center, HMH. She has one son and 3 wonderful grandchildren. Cheryl and Rocky are active in their church - Camp Ground United Methodist Church. Rocky is a Lay Speaker and they sing in the choir. Cheryl loves spending time being "Granny" to her grandchildren.
Ana Paddack serves as a volunteer coordinator for the GLEAM TEAM Children's Ministry. Ana has years of experience leading and participating in Bible school and in leading Children's choir. Originally a native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Ana came to Kentucky in 2008 to be close to family, which live in Elizabethtown.
Ana works as a representative for Curneal and Hignite Insurance and is married to Pastor Dan Paddack. Her interests include time with family, music, movies, and baseball and is the mother in a household with four teens; Marcos, Andres, Chloe and Sandan.