Rev. Charles McDonaldReverend Charles McDonald

Pastor Charlie is the directing pastor for the San Jose and Mason City United Methodist Churches. He seeks to be available to minister to spiritual needs of those in his congregation and communities. Charlie has a heart for those who seek to grow in their spiritual understanding and love for God. He is open to questions and discussion about any issue that is important to you. Call Pastor Charlie at (217) 264-7533 (cell) or

Pastor Charlie has served churches throughout Illinois. Pastor Charlie believes the word “gospel” literally means “good news” and every sermon ought to have good news in it. He enjoys preaching and looks forward to doing that for as long as God blesses him with health to do so.

Nancy Nykanen, Church Secretary

Nancy began serving in the church office June 2013, where she assists Pastor and volunteers with ministry and worship. Nancy publishes the church newsletter, maintains our website, keeps church records, and coordinates office responsibilities throughout the week.

Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and other times by appointment. Nancy has been a life-long member of the church and is happy to be serving the congregation and community.

Bible Zone Director – Gay Lee Elks

Chime/Bell Choir Directors – Brandy Harvey & Ingrid Martin

Organist/Pianist – Jim Breedlove, Jr.

Treasurer – Kim Allen

Financial Secretary – Deb Albers

Custodian – Joe Elks