Brad Brillhart

Senior Pastor | Email

Thanks for visiting our website. My name is Brad Brillhart and I’m the lead pastor here at Lowell UMC. I grew up in Grand Rapids graduating from Creston High School (RIP) and Kendall College of Art and Design (yes, I’m one of those weird artists). After college I attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY (and I love Kentucky almost as much as Michigan). I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Julia since July 1993, and we have four awesome kids.

You’re probably wondering why I’m a pastor if I went to college for art. While attending college I became the youth pastor at my father’s church (Fuller Ave. Church of the Nazarene), and while serving the youth there I heard God’s call into pastoral ministry. It runs in the family – my father and both grandfathers were pastors. Since then I have been serving Christ’s Church (the United Methodist Church in particular) as a pastor for over 15 years now. I truly enjoy preaching, teaching, and leading worship (I love singing and playing guitar). But my favorite part of being a pastor is the relationships I get to have with the church family and in the community of Lowell. I also get fired up over Jesus’ challenge for our church community to live out God’s way of forgiveness, service, hope, peace and genuine love here in the city of Lowell with our families, friends, neighbors and even our enemies. Our Church’s vision at Lowell UMC is to DISCOVER, GROW, and SHARE. We are called to DISCOVER God; to GROW in our faith and in our love for God and one another; and to SHARE our lives with each other through Christian community and through mission work with persons in need. I invite you to join with us on this great challenge and adventure at Lowell UMC. Everyone is welcome.

William Montgomery

Youth Minister | Email

Hello Lowell United Methodist Church! I am excited to be your new youth Minister! I am originally from Hutchinson, KS but I have spent the last two years living and working in Kansas City (Home of the defending Super Bowl Champions! Go Chiefs!).  I have lived in Kansas my whole life, so I have never lived outside the state of Kansas.

I have many years of youth ministry experience. My most recent experience is serving as the youth director at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Olathe, KS from June 2018 to March 2019. Prior to that I worked as the youth Intern at East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita, KS during my senior year of college. Before that, I spent three summers while I was in College working at a Methodist Church camp in Kansas where I worked mostly with Middle School and High School aged students. I graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. I also ran collegiately in cross country and track and field for two years at Southwestern. I really enjoy working with youth and I am very passionate about it and strongly believe the youth are the future of the church and believe their leadership is essential.

I am really excited for this opportunity to lead the youth ministry program at Lowell as well as at Vergennes. I look forward to getting to know all the youth, volunteers, church staff and church congregation. I hope to help the youth on their faith journey and help them grow in their relationship with Christ. I hope to help them on their journey, while having fun at the same time.