Our Mission And Vision

At Arlington UMC we strive to be a place where people new and old, passing through or here to stay can be encouraged and challenged to

reach up to God in worship and prayer, reach deep through connecting with God’s word, and reach out with the welcoming and loving hands of Jesus Christ.  Whether you still have questions about the Christian faith, are a newly converted Christian, or have spent a lifetime walking with Jesus we welcome you to take your next steps toward Jesus, together with us.

Leadership Team

Eli Somers, Pastor 

Pastor Eli has a passion for the word of God, and for the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of every person that comes through Arlington UMC.
As senior pastor, Eli strives to bring messages, events, and activities which are   engaging and challenging to the faith life of the members of Arlington UMC, and to provide opportunity for visitors and new members to feel fed, loved and engaged in services and events.

Jean Olson, Lay Secretary

Jean’s main responsibility is to provide secretarial and administrative services to the pastor, councils, committees, and other Church organizations. Jean prepares the Church’s bulletin and other parish communication. She also maintains the membership records of the Church.

   Jan Meyers & Christine Samletzka, Music Directors

Jan and Christine are co-directors of music at AUMC. They share in providing piano/organ music for Sunday worship services. In addition, Christine leads the praise team musically and spiritually. She chooses music and prepares the team to lead the congregation in praise and worship throughout the year.  Jan does the fantastic work of directing our choir; including choosing music and preparing the choir during the months of September-May.