Staff

Pastor Tracey Perry

pastor@hilltopumchurch.org

Pastor Tracey Perry is an Ordained Disciples of Christ Minister(DOC). She received her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. She has been in ministry for ten years and has served churches on the East coast, and Midwest. She has served in the roles of Senior Minister, Ministry Associate and Bible Study teacher. She has been a Guest Speaker at churches, Keynote Speaker at Women’s Retreats, founder of a Women’s Ecumenical Bible Study, and is a social and racial justice activist. Pastor Tracey has sat on panels for racial justice, and spoke on a research study panel on “Race, Religion and Policing” for Yale University. She has worked with the police department in collaboration with other Pastors to assist and bring about healing and faith based guidance to the police officers for interaction with minorities and Black communities in Maryland.

Pastor Tracey has accepted and is answering God’s call on her life to Shepherd through service, ministry outreach, preaching and teaching God’s Word to His people. She is excited and looking forward to being the Shepherd at Hilltop UMC, serving and working alongside, the church family. The Bible verse that guides her life and ministry is:

 Isaiah 6:8 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, Here am I. Send me!”

 Staff

Leigh Anne Duff - Administrative Assistant

A life-long Methodist, Leigh Anne has been a member of Hilltop since October of 2000. Leigh Anne majored in Foreign Languages at Rhodes College in Memphis. She was named Administrative Assistant at Hilltop in November of 2010. Leigh Anne’s professional background was in radio and advertising. Her other activities include a passion for music and the theatre. She is a flutist and also has played clarinet and saxophone in pit orchestras in Herriman and South Jordan. 

 

Roberta Shimensky - Director, Music & Arts Ministries

Roberta is currently Music Director and Organist at Hilltop United Methodist Church, where she leads the Chancel Choir and the Hilltop Gospel Choir. She was formerly on faculty of Westminster College as conductor of the Westminster Women’s Choir, Westminster Singers, Westminster Chamber Orchestra, and instructor of piano. Career highlights include: Assistant Conductor/Pianist, Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration of Salt Lake, world premiere of Libby Larsen’s opera Dreaming Blue, 2002; Conducting Fellow, Dennis Keene Choral Festival 2000-03; guest conductor, Salt Lake Symphony; Utah Opera Chorusmaster, Madama Butterfly, 2001; member, Utah Opera Chorus; performances as keyboardist for the former OPUS Chamber Orchestra and Salt Lake Symphony; accompanist for Utah Opera’s “Opera-in-the-Schools.”

 

 

Kathy Wheeler - Treasurer

Kathy is from the Finger Lakes region of New York state. She has a degree in Business Administration from Binghamton University. She has previously worked for Carrier Corporation in Syracuse, NY and Salt Lake City. After working in Orlando, FL and East Hartford, CT she retired to Utah in 2006. She has been active in the Chancel Choir, UMW, and Intermountain Singles group.

Kathy has an MBA from New York Institute of Technology and an MA in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary.