A long tradition



At Stayton United Methodist Church, you are welcomed as a beloved child of God. This is true regardless of class, race, ethnic origin, gender, ability, sexual orientation or any other label you can think of.

  • Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in-between
  • Whether you have been educated by life or have a college degree
  • Whether you sing off tune, or are the next Mozart
  • Whether you consider yourself progressive or conservative
  • Whether you are single or part of a family
  • Whether you arrive bright-eyed or clutching a cup of coffee hoping to get caffeinated
  • As Jesus said to his disciples, “Come and see”


Worshiping together is an important part of how we experience the love of God and one another.

  • Worship is at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning
  • Communion is open to all and occurs on the first Sunday of the month
  • Children are welcome in worship
  • Nursery care is available for younger children
  • The scripture and messages you hear will invite you to love Jesus and one another in the way you live your life
  • The music, a blend of traditional hymns, contemporary worship songs, and a lively time with children playing rhythm instruments, will gladden your hearts
  • The pianist, a world class musician, plays music that will bless your worship and stir your soul
  • The choir and special music brings depth and beauty to the service
  • Children are invited to participate in the chime choir that performs regularly
Children's Choir

What to Expect

  • A warm welcome whether you wear a suit and tie or shorts and a t-shirt
  • Someone available to help you feel at home and answer your questions
  • A worship service that lasts about an hour with time for singing, silence, prayer, scripture, a friendly handshake, and a message you can apply to your life
  • Coffee and light refreshments after worship to satisfy your hunger and help you get to know people
  • A congregation that understands times of struggle and doubt, encourages probing questions, and surrounds you with love
  • Opportunities to get involved and make a difference

Who Are We

We are God’s children, seeking to deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other, as we share God’s love.

  • We are farmers, teachers, nurses, and landscapers
  • We are government workers, restaurant servers, sales people, accountants, and people from all walks of life
  • We are starting out in life and retired
  • We stay home to take care of our children, and take care of our parents
  • We are long time community residents, and new to town

Meet the Pastor

Rev. Laura A. Beville has over 22 years of experience in serving churches in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was raised in Vista, California at Vista UMC. Pastor Laura’s educational journey equipped her with a unique understanding of theology, inclusivity, and accessibility in her approach to ministry. Pastor Laura began her educational journey at California State University, Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Deaf Studies in 1998. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Boston University in 2001.

Pastor Laura began serving churches in the Oregon-Idaho Conference in July 2001. Pastor Laura was commissioned in 2003 and Ordained in 2006. Throughout her ministry, she has nurtured a wide variety of faith communities and guided individuals on their spiritual journeys. Her extensive experience has allowed her to cultivate a diverse set of skills, including preaching, pastoral care, community engagement, and leadership development. Her true love is collaborating with churches and communities to dream of creative ministries related to poverty, housing, and the advocacy of people with disabilities. Her compassionate nature and warm presence create an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and supported.

Pastor Laura’s ministry is grounded in the values of love, justice, and compassion, seeking to make a positive impact both within our congregation and in the wider community. She believes in the transformative power of faith and encourages open dialogue, exploration of faith, and active engagement with social issues. She looks forward to connecting with you!

Meet the Administrative Assistant

Angel Miller, who holds everything together, is the person you meet when you come to the church weekday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. To say that she runs the office does not communicate the depth of her kindness, her knowledge, and her love for the church. Angel has been here since 2006. Everyone, especially the pastor, appreciates her ability to keep things running smoothly.

Angel Miller, Administrative Assistant
Music Director - Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst

Meet the Music Director

Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst, Music Director

Jean-Marie plays the music for our worship services and directs the choir. Every Sunday feels like a concert; we are so blessed with his incredible music.

Jean-Marie is an extraordinarily talented musician. He studied music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. Not only does he play the piano and organ masterfully, he composes music. His compositions have been performed by musicians and orchestras around the world and his music has a large following on YouTube. Jean-Marie also teaches music in the Cascade School District in Turner, Oregon and gives piano lessons to private students.

Location & Accessibility

We believe our building and lovely setting are part of our ministry to the community. Our goal is to provide a beautiful, comfortable, accessible and safe place for church members and the community to gather.

  • All on one level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible parking and bathrooms
  • Someone to assist at the door on Sundays and during office hours 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. weekdays
  • Air conditioning for hot summer days
  • Large print bulletins and hymnals
  • An excellent sound system in the sanctuary with assistive listening devices available

Community Use

The building is available for community use for a modest fee. Download our Rental Form: