Our History

1836 to Present


When thinking about the history of our church, one could easily think of it as a record of dates, names, events, and pictures.  However, it may be more helpful to think of the history of our church as a record of divine accomplishments, devotion, spiritual growth, and sacrifices.


Our history was written by men and women of deep faith, talent, and perseverance. We pray those records provide inspiration for today as well as for the next generation as we follow Jesus Christ and declare the reign of God's love in Olean, NY.




Our mission...

to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Our prayer...

Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for!

That before I go hence and am no more seen, 

I may see a people wholly devoted to God.

A people truly given up to God in body, soul, and substance!

How cheerfully would I then say,

"now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace."

In the name of Jesus we pray - Amen.

~John Wesley


RECEIVE - TRANSFORMED - RESPOND





Our vision...

to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and

be God's love with our neighbors in all places.



Our Staff and Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at Christ United Methodist Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 716-372-3495 or debbie@christumcolean.org

  • Chad Sayers - Elder

    chad@christumcolean.org

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  • Carrie Wolfe - Deacon and Director or Children's and Youth Ministries

    carrie@christumcolean.org

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  • Debra Backer - Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

    debbie@christumcolean.org





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  • Amanda Herne - Worship Music Coordinator

    amandaherne@gmail.com


  • Aron Cole - Organist

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  • Amy Trass - Soul Care and Director of Adult Discipleship

    amytrass2@gmail.com

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  • Francisco Morales - Safety Preparedness Coordinator

    fmorales@sbu.edu

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  • Frank Wilson - Lay Leader and Recovery Ministries Coordinator

    wilson5742@roadrunner.com

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  • Shawn App - Custodian and Building Maintenance

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