Keith Mullikin Senior Pastor
Pastor Keith began his pastorate at Wesley in October of 2018, and currently serves the Wakefield United Methodist Church in Wakefield, MI as well. An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Keith has a practical and illustrative speaking style which helps people understand and apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.
Pastor Keith also serves as a Board member with Stepping Stones 4U, a local ministry with a focus on helping those who have recently been released from the correctional system to transition back into society. He is also active with the Ironwood area recovery community.
Gary Harrington Chair of the Administrative Council
Gary is the Chair of Wesley’s Administrative Council, Wesley’s policy-making and administrative governing body. While born in Iowa, Gary grew up in Ironwood and attended Ironwood schools and his father had a very busy medical practice in the community. Gary graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and also from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School. Gary served 27 years in the Air Force, retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He met his wife Linda when he was stationed in Montgomery, AL and, after many years of military travel, he and Linda moved back to Ironwood in 1999. Gary still travels though, visiting his children’s families in both Michigan and Florida (the latter spot during the winter!).
In addition to his leadership role at Wesley, Gary is also President of the Ironwood Area Historical Society and heads up its genealogy research group. For many years, Gary also organized and led Wesley’s monthly men’s prayer breakfasts, served as the MC for Ironwood Memorial Day ceremonies, and has tried throughout his life to follow the Rev. John Wesley’s (a founder of the Methodist way) personal creed of service: "Do All the Good You Can, By All the Means You Can, In All the Ways You Can, In All the Places You Can, At All the Times You Can, To All the People You Can, As long as Ever …… You Can!"
Michael Meyer Organist
Michael serves as organist of Wesley. He began leading worship at the pipe organ when he was 11, learning on a historic Hinners tracker-action pipe organ in the Congregational Church of Mendon, IL., and taught during his high school days by Wilfrid Nelson, organist at the then Episcopal Cathedral of St. John, in Quincy, IL.
Educated at the University of Illinois-Urbana and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a historical geographer, Michael taught middle school for 7 years at St. John Sacred Heart School in Sherwood, WI and was organist/choirmaster for 15 years at Peace United Methodist Church, Kaukauna, WI (Stormy Kromer’s home!). With grown children in both Appleton and Madison, Michael has since 2015 served as the Executive Director of the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce, and you will find him at his Historic Ironwood Depot office during the week.