Lead Pastor

Kathy La Point-Collup, Asbury United Methodist Church, Livermore, CA

Pastor Kathy La Point-Collup

The Reverend Kathy La Point-Collup joined the Asbury staff in July 2018. Pastor Kathy has also served United Methodist Churches in Elk Grove, Sutter Creek, Linden and Modesto–all in California. She experienced a call to ordained ministry in High School and completed her B.A. at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and Masters of Divinity at Drew University School of Theology in Madison, New Jersey. Throughout her ministry Kathy has had a passion for small group ministry, mission trips, preaching, walking with people through difficult times, justice ministries and helping the church be in service to the local community.

Kathy is married to Steve Collup who is a retired helicopter and airplane mechanic. In her free time, Kathy enjoys traveling, snorkeling, walking, reading, going to movies/live theater and baking/gourmet cooking.

Phone: 925-447-1950, ext. 102

Pastor of Discipleship

Pastor Chelsea Constant

Pastor Chelsea Constant

Pastor Chelsea Constant joined the Asbury team as Pastor of Discipleship in 2014.  That role includes ministry with youth, young adults, small groups, and many other areas of ministry! Originally from Cupertino, California, Chelsea felt called by God to ministry at the age of 16 while on a trip to Australia with her church’s youth group. Since then, Chelsea has followed God to Tulane University where she earned a BA in Religious Studies, French, and International Development, to Duke Divinity School where she graduated with a M.Div in 2014, to Asbury UMC. Along the way, Chelsea discovered a passion for the local church, Scripture, deep prayer, service, and loving all people.

Chelsea and her husband Nick have one adorable dog named Lily. Along with her passions for ministry, Chelsea loves to bake cupcakes, play with her dog, read, and watch The Office.

Phone: 925-447-1950, ext. 101

Director of Children’s Ministries

Jackie Bennett Asbury United Methodist Church

Jackie Bennett

Jackie Bennett grew up in Livermore where she has worked with children and their families in various diverse capacities in the Livermore community since 1989, including Directing a School Age Child Care Center for LARPD for a number of years. She earned a BA in Human Development and Early Childhood Education from California State University of Hayward. The guiding compass of Jackie’s life has always been a deep spiritual connection to God and Jesus. She and her family have been active participants of the Asbury community since 2005, and in 2015 stepped into her new role as Director of Children’s Ministry. Jackie is passionate about providing a loving, accepting, and caring environment for children of our community and their families, as they connect to the presence of God and grow in faith together.

Jackie and her husband Rich have three wonderful children, Chloe, Emily, and Dylan. She enjoys camping with her family, taking yoga classes, reading spiritual growth books, watching Super Soul Sunday episodes, and laughing with family and friends.

Phone: 925-447-1950 ext. 105

Facilities Manager

Sharon Gach

Sharon Gach

Sharon Gach is our Facilities Manager for the Asbury campus. She coordinates requests for use of any of the facilities, including the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Conference Room and classrooms.  If you have questions about using our facilities please contact her at the number below.

Sharon is from the Bay Area and has worked for over 44 years in non-profits such as churches, hospitals, public schools and a college, and physician organizations. She and her husband Bruce have three grown children and four grandchildren. She has been active for several years at Asbury UMC and is very pleased to have a position where we treat others with love and kindness as taught by Christ.

Phone: 925-447-1950, ext. 106

Office Managers

terri gamble, church secretary, asbury united methodist church, livermore, california copyright 2013 ron tripp

Terri Gamble, Office Manager

Terri Gamble and Karen Bauman share the position of Office Manager.  Terri works Mondays-Wednesdays and Karen works Thursdays-Fridays.

Terri is a native Oregonian who made the move to California in 1997 and landed in Livermore. Shortly after arriving, she found a home at Asbury UMC.

Using her experience in corporate administration, Terri has been supporting the Asbury leadership, staff and members of the Asbury community as Church Office Manager, a position she began in 2012. She says, “It’s amazing how much goes on behind the scenes at Asbury, and I’m happy to be helping all the volunteers who make worship at Asbury a great experience”.

She is married and has two children.

Karen Bauman, Office Manager

Karen is a native of Colorado, who moved to Livermore in 1973, by way of Milwaukee, Wisconsin when her husband, Paul was transferred to the Bay Area. They have been Asbury Members for 40 years.

Karen brings broad experience as executive assistant, office and facilities management. Since joining the Asbury Staff in 2015, she enjoys helping everyone with their needs, lending a listening ear and providing a welcoming place for all.  It is a joy to be a part of the office team that supports all the volunteers, staff, visitors and many organizations that utilize the beautiful Asbury facilities.

Karen is married, has two children and four grandchildren.

Phone: 925-447-1950, ext. 104

Music Director

G. Allen Schell has the distinction of being not only the oldest staff member, he also has been at Asbury since 1963, the longest of any staff. He received his Music degree (piano) in 1956 and studied organ privately, and still does. He began accompanying choirs when a student and has directed since 1960.

In 1973, he and his wife participated in a seven-week concert tour of southern Germany, which expanded his life-long love of the organ. He began playing electric keyboard with Asbury’s Band in 1994, which, while a challenge, has also been a growth experience. In each new musical adventure, he has found an opportunity to expand his service to the Church.

Phone: 925-447-1950

Choir Coordinator

Jean Braun moved to Livermore from Madison, Wisconsin with her new husband in 1984. She and Dave joined Asbury in February, 1985 shortly after discovering this active, musical community. Jean directs the Rainbow Choir, (Grades 3-5) and Faith Choir (adults). Her passions are teaching music and eating and distributing chocolate at every opportunity.

Phone: 925-447-1950