Office Secretary

- Karen Daffer

Karen was born, raised, and lived in Holdrege, Nebraska from 1947 until 2012, when she and her husband Barry moved to Lincoln.  Karen graduated from high school in 1966, and attended college at Kearney State College. She later earned a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Karen taught in the Holdrege Public School system from 1980 until her retirement in 2012. She and her husband have two children - a daughter Michelle, who is deceased, and a son, Lauren, who lives in Denver.  Karen and Barry also have five grand-children and 3 great-grandsons.



Secretary for Pastoral Care

- Marie Sandell

Marie has been a member of United since April 1961, at the time she was baptized and confirmed. As Secretary for Pastoral Care, she maintains the church database which includes information about all members. She contacts all prospective members to facilitate their membership.

Marie helps with the various activities of the church office, including newsletters, bulletins, mailings, staff meetings and devotions, etc. She trains and schedules acolytes and coordinates the  Activity Bag ministry. This is her second time on the church staff. In 2005, Marie feels God was leading her back to United's staff with her unexpected retirement from full-time work. She is blessed that her family of two daughters and families, including five grandchildren, are all in Lincoln and active at United.





- Jo Hill








Financial Secretary & Organist

- Denice Hoops








Director of Christian Education Ministries

- Bev White






Music Directors

- Neil and Terese Johnson

Neil and Terese joined the staff as music directors in March 2015.  They work together to provide the blessings of music to United's worship services.