Staff & Leaders

The pastors, staff and leadership here at Bellevue United are folks who love, 

care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for one of our pastors

or 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 office@fumcbellevue.org


  • Rev. Phil Antilla - Lead Pastor

    Rev. Phil joined our church in the summer of 2017. Ordained in 2014, he previously served as the Pastor for Ashland First UMC in Ashland, Oregon and as the Pastor for Young Adults at Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. Phil has a B.A. & Masters Degree in Christian Theology and Spirituality and is currently working towards a Masters of Education in Counseling. When he's not at church, you can find him watching soccer or basketball, in a local coffee shop reading poetry, or cooking up a mess in the kitchen. 

  • Laurie Edwards - Youth & Family Ministry

    A lifelong Methodist, except for a brief teenage Presbyterian rebellion, Laurie has been on staff at Bellevue United since 2011.  Before that she worked with children, youth and families in Snoqualmie, WA and Mequon, WI. Faith is a strong force in her life, and sharing it with others is life-changing.  When she's not at church you can find her on the hiking trails or behind a sewing machine.



  • Gretchen Frey - Sunday Child care

    A loving, patient,  and kind presence in our nursery, Gretchen has many years of experience as a child care professional.  She welcomes all with a smile, a story and a great sense of play.  When not taking care of children at the church she is spending time with her own children or the preschoolers with whom she works.

Worship Team

Join us on a Sunday morning and you're likely to see the faces of our wonderful worship team! Made up of new and longtime members of the church, this group of gifted musicians and vocalists are passionate about helping to lead our church in expressions of worship. If you are interested in serving on the worship team let us know! Just email office@fumcbellevue.org


Huntley Beyer - Choir Director | LaDonna Bowers - Organist | Melissa O'Neal - Accompanist

Abby Eagleson - Song Leader | Erik Eagleson - Vocalist | Steph Holser - Vocalist

Kim Miller - Musician | Judy Allen - Musician | Mark Richardson - Musician

OUR CHURCH COUNCIL

Since we believe that the church is made up of people with diverse gifts and skills, we make decisions for our future and administration through a church council. This team meets once a month to pray, dream, and help lead our church. Anyone is able to serve on this team, so if you are interested in joining, just send us an email at office@fumcbellevue.org


(Click here for a list of our current council members and church leaders)