About Us

  • A Brief History of Smithville United Methodist Church

    1843: The first Methodist Congregation in Smithville was at the Corum School house southeast of Smithville, Later this church transferred to Gosneyville, now known as Paradise. 

    1890 Smithville UMC shared worship space with the Smithville Baptist church. 

    1923 Smithville UMC purchased, and built the church on Main Street

    1951 Smithville UMC Choir Loft caught fire and was rebuilt

    1995 Smithville UMC's charge conference voted unanimously to proceed in locating, funding, and building a new church location. 

    2005 Smithville UMC moves to new location 505 N US Hwy 169


    Rev. Rebecca Mulford

    I am so blessed to be the Pastor at Smithville United Methodist Church! 

    Here is a little bit of information about me: I received my MDiv (Master of Divinity) from Saint Paul School of Theology in 2013. I received my Bachelors of Science Degree in child and family development from University of Central Missouri in 2005. I have a heart for families, social justice, and all things Wesley.  

    Outside of the church I wear the title "Mom".  Smashed right next to my passion for Jesus is my Son Nathanael (Nate). I am also the "favorite aunt" to 10 nieces and nephews. I enjoy as much family time as I can get. I enjoy working out--primarily lifting heavy weights. I am an avid KC Royals fan; a big Dr. Who and Harry Potter fan. For more information and fun, you can find me on Facebook and read my blog

    ~Rev. Rebecca

  • Ginger Cotter: Administrative Assistant

  • Andrea Knutter: Accompanist