The “Walk to Emmaus” is a 72-hour experience. The weekend begins on Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening. At Emmaus, you will spend three busy but very enjoyable days. In Billings, the weekends are held at the First United Methodist Church. You will live and study together in singing, prayer, worship and discussion. Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God’s grace, and how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and expresses itself in the world. You’ll discover how God’s grace is real in your life and how you can live in a life full of His grace.

Emmaus Board

Tim Hathaway Spiritual Director

Murray Brumwell Board Chairman

John Felton Treasurer

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

Nancy Barbula Secretary

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7

Dan Poling Lay Director

Debbie Hedrick Lay Director

Bob Wood Vice Lay Director

Kathy Ripplinger Vice Lay Director

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Rich Swartz Assistant Vice Lay Director

Pam Huskey Assistant Vice Lay Director

Butch Smart Men's Board Representative

Margaret McGillvray Women's Board Representative

Kris McFadyean Lay Coordinator

Kris Mcfadyean

Kris is the Women’s 2017 Walk Lay Coordinator.  If you are interested in volunteering in the background, please contact her at

Tim Guenthner Lay Coordinator

Randy Bodley Assistant Lay Coordinator

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Vida Poling Assistant Lay Coordinator

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.  The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

Psalm 16:5-6


Denise Baltus Board Member at Large

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14

Gary Broyles Board Member at Large

Tom McGillvray Board Member at Large - Sponsorship

Doreen Gates Board Member at Large

Jeffrey Mosser Board Member at Large

Linda Mosser Board Member at Large

Becky Mueller Board Member at Large / Registrar

Larry Whitmyer Board Member at Large / Kitchen

Jeff Day Board Member at Large / Church Liason