The United Methodist Churches

of Holcombe, Jim Falls, Anson Township, Wisconsin

About Our Pastor

Meet Pastor Paul Messmer


I am very excited and so looking forward to serving as your Pastor in Holcombe, Jim Falls and Anson churches! I have been pastor at Rockland U.M.C. for the past 2 years, while driving truck. I have been driving semi for over 36 years. GOD has laid it on my heart to become a full-time pastor.

My wife’s name is Mary and between the two of us we have 5 grown children: 3 girls, 2 boys and twin 3 year old granddaughters. We love the outdoors and seeing new things and, as I say that, we love to look at antiques and buy a few. I am attending course of study and enjoying it. Mary plays guitar and her and I enjoy singing. I don’t have much of an inside voice and my email address, “biglaugh”, gives you a hint!!

I am looking forward to getting to know you all and to reach out to the communities we all live in. As disciples of GOD, that is what we are called to do. We journey daily and need to listen and follow where GOD is leading us. GOD has led me here to reach out and tell how GOD plays a part in our lives daily. This is a little background on me and my family and what you can expect to hear Sunday mornings. GOD is good all the time, all the time GOD is good! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve and grow with you.

Love and Laughter

Pastor Paul+

Our Administrative Assistant

My name is Jennifer (Anders) Heidtke. I am a member of the Holcombe UMC, and have been for approximately 28 years. I have served as a member of the SPRC for 3 years, and previously served as the Holcombe UMC Financial Secretary for 3 years.

My husband, Matt, and I have been married since January 2009 and reside in Holcombe. We have 4 awesome kids (what parent doesn't say that, right?). Belle is a 2019 high school graduate; Brendan is a sophomore and looking forward to that driver's license this fall yet; Kyle is a 4th grader; and Greyson started Kindergarten this fall. They keep us very busy, but I wouldn't change it for the world!

I worked at Walters Brothers Lumber Mfg. in Holcombe for 21 years, about 10 of those years I was the Head Supervisor in a couple different departments. After some health issues I made the decision in 2018 to "retire" and pack away the steel toe boots. Since 2017, I have been working part-time for a local Police Department, and will continue to do so, while serving all of you.

I work in the Charge office in Holcombe when my schedule allows. I have tried to set hours to be present in the office. They are Monday ~ Friday, 12:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm. I am asking for patience and understanding as my schedule does change often. I am available by email: [email protected] or by leaving a message at the Charge office (715-595-4967). Messages and emails are checked daily Monday ~ Friday.

I am excited to be working with all of you.