Meet the Church Staff!
REV. JIM OMAN has been the Pastor at Hood UMC since 2014 and in ministry for over 30 years. He has served in a variety of ministries and before being appointed to Hood UMC, he served at St. Paul’s School of Theology. Jim has two grown daughters and loves the KC Royals and Chiefs. He is a musician and plays guitar in his spare time.
COLETTE PATTON is the Associate Pastor at Hood UMC. She is attending Asbury Theological Seminary to obtain a Masters of Art in Leadership. She is married and has two young girls. She and her husband also own two small businesses. In her free time, Colette likes to be in nature!
VICKI INMON serves as Assistant to the Pastor. She is married to Pastor John Inmon. Vicki loves her kids and grandkids. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, sports, spending time with her family and friends, and she is an avid KC Chiefs fan.
MICHELE BASSETT: is the Worship Leader and Choir Director. She has been involved with music at Hood since July 2003. She is married to Steve and they have a daughter, a son and “the most wonderful granddaughter in the world”.
GERALDINE THOMAS leads children’s worship and teaches children’s church. She moved to Republic in 2016 with her husband Curtis and 3 kids, Marissa, Joshua and Rachel. She home-schools her children full time and she is a college student part-time. In her spare time, she enjoys to workout and have fun with her family.
WAYNE CHEEK is the Facilities Director and really enjoys taking care of God’s house. Wayne is married to Deanna and has two sons. He has 13 grandkids and 14 great-grandkids. In his spare time, he enjoys taking care of his great-grandkids and being with his family.