Centerville First United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Pastor Julie Shubert 
I would like to introduce myself. I am originally from Marshalltown, Iowa. I graduated from Marshalltown Community
College in 1979 and then William Penn College in 1981 with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. I taught
Junior High Language Arts in Fullerton, Nebraska for 2 years and then returned to Marshalltown to substitute teach. I was
married in 1984 to Kelly Schubert and we raised 2 boys, Benjamin, and Christopher. Ben and his wife Kelsey live in
McGregor, Iowa and are the parents of my 2 grandsons, Casen age 2 and Beckham age 7 months. Christopher lives with
me here in Centerville and works at Hill Phoenix Steel. My husband Kelly passed away unexpectedly in 2011. I am obsessed
with giraffes and have quite a collection. I love music of all kinds. I have been blessed to be a part of several vocal musical
groups throughout my younger years. I have previously pastored at Hazelton Trinity UMC, Osage First UMC and I come to
you from Epworth FUMC. I am so very honored and excited to be here with you. I know God has great things ahead for the
Centerville/ Moulton Parish.  I can be reached at the church by calling 641-856-3213 or email




Administrative Assistant - LorRae Groff 
Hello, my name is LorRae Groff and I’m the Administrative Assistant. My husband and I recently moved back here to Centerville
so we could be closer to where our children and grandchildren live. Our youngest daughter, husband and their 2-year-old daughter
live in Rathbun, IA. and our son, daughter-in-law and two boys ages 8 & 4 -years-old live in Cincinnati, IA. Our oldest daughter
lives in Waukee, IA. My hobbies are camping, boating and spending time with my family. My hours are: Tuesday – Thursday 9–3 p.m.
If you need to contact me, please call the office 856-3213 or email