We are so grateful for the members of our congregation who assist us in running our church! Here you will find information on these key members of our staff!
Biographical information: Pastor Richard M. Bowman
Rev. Richard M. Bowman is an ordained minister in the Christian Church and a member of the Disciple Heritage Fellowship Ministers Association. He is also one of the founders of DISCIPLE RENEWAL / DISCIPLE HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP where he has served as Executive Director. This group has been advocating spiritual renewal in the church through a return to biblical authority since 1985. Pastor Bowman also served as minister of First Christian Church, Decatur, Illinois for 11 years, leading the church into a new building program. He is one of the editors of the book Lifting Up Jesus (published by Disciple Renewal). He has also written a study book on theology for the laity entitled How Did We Get Into This Mess?, and a book entitled A Return to the Faith of Our Founders, a review of the basic teachings of the Restoration Movement. He has written a booklet on praying in the will of God entitled, Knocking on Heaven’s Door; a study book on the New Testament ministry of the Holy Spirit entitled Life in the Spirit; and a commentary on the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy entitled The Bible: Without Fault or Blemish. He has also written numerous articles published in Disciple Renewal and Disciple Heritage Journal and has had articles published in The Disciple, The Lexington Theological Seminary Journal, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, and One Body.
Pastor Bowman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (BA), Drake University Divinity School (MDiv) and Southern Illinois University (MS). He is also a certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has worked as a therapist for the Decatur Mental Health Center. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Pastor Bowman has served the Warsaw Christian Church since 2002. He and his wife Marie reside in Warsaw.
Our Organist/Choir Director
Biographical information- Marion Keith – I moved to Warsaw 13 years ago from the Boston area to be with my daughter and her family. Back in New England, I served as organist/choir director at several different churches, the last one being Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Massachusetts. Here in Warsaw, I was the Organist at Zion Lutheran in Lincoln for 7 years before coming to Warsaw Christian Church in 2015. Our church choir is very devoted and although we are not large in number, we do an awesome job of providing music for the church service. We have arranged and composed quite a bit of music. Several of the pieces our choir has sung. Please feel free to come and sing with us as we sing at our 10:00 service every Sunday from September 1 to May 30. Many of our member help by singing solos or group pieces over the summer.
Associate Pastor Tom Gee
Warsaw Christian Church Board voted to accept Tom Gee as associate pastor with Warsaw Christian Church. Tom is an ordained pastor with the Christian Church Stone-Campbell movement.
Tom is retired from law enforcement in the Kansas City area.
He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly Missouri.
Tom and his wife Anita are welcome additions to our Church.
- Master’s in Public Affairs, Park University, Parkville Mo.
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg Mo.
- Cincinnati Christian Seminary, training in practical ministry, Cincinnati Ohio.
- Master’s in Ministry, in progress, Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, Mo.
Church Experience: Tom has 4 decades of experience in church leadership. He has served in the following positions: Twice as a pastor; an elder; deacon; adult Sunday School teacher; board chairman; education superintendent; various committee memberships, and generally helping out in various ways.
Ordination: Northside Christian Church, Gladstone, Missouri
Professional experience and positions held: Police officer (KCPD); Graduate School Administrator and Director of Graduate Admissions for Park University; Manager of Internal Audit (KCPD); adjunct professor for UMKC and Park University for 12 years combined; various security management positions including Security Manager for the KCMO zoo.
Publications: 6 published articles in various professional journals.
Personal: Married to Anita Gee with a total of 7 children and 27 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family gatherings can be huge!
Favorite Bible Verse (although I have many this one, in particular, directs my heart and mind):
Micah 6:8 – “ He has shown you, o mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Sandra (Sandi) Schmitt
Sandi recently retired after a long career in accounting and office management. She has been a long-time member of Warsaw Christian Church, joining in 2009.
Over the years, Sandi has been very active in her church, serving as Deacon, Elder, past Board Chair and currently adult Sunday School teacher. She has volunteered with several different counseling organizations in the area facilitating group and individual counseling for women and families.
Associate of Science, Accounting: Jones College
Bachelor of Biblical Counseling: Christian Bible College and Seminary
Master of Christian Counseling: Christian Bible College and Seminary
Professional Membership in American Association of Christian Counselors
Bible Verse I live by: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, ‘declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (NIV)