Meet the First Baptist Seymour Team

  • Rev. Dr. Jeremy Myers, senior pastor

    Rev. Dr. Jeremy Myers joined the FBC Seymour team as senior pastor in January 2017. Dr. Myers and his wife, Robyn, and two children, Mikayla and Jeremiah, are relocated to Seymour from St. Albans, WV, where he served as minister of youth and Christian education at First Baptist Church St. Albans. In 2016, he received his Doctor of Ministry in Leadership of Missional Church Renewal with particular focus on creating intergenerational ministry between senior adults and youth from Palmer Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at St. Albans, Rev. Dr. Myers served five years as associate pastor at North Webster United Methodist Church in North Webster, IN and two years as a youth pastor at Oakwood Baptist Church in Charleston, WV. He is a native of Elkhart.

  • Larry Tingle, assistant pastor

    I have been blessed and privileged to know and walk with many great, loving and faithful people who have left their fingerprints on my life. I am indebted to them and am a better person for having known them. I was swinging with Mary Green, and she said to me, “This is a special swing.” I asked her what made it special, and she replied, “The people who have swung in it made it special.” It’s people that make things, places and life special to us. God calls us to be in relationship with Him and each other. Jesus replied when asked, “Which is the greatest commandment?” “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ ” (Matthew 22:37-39). Love is the Christian calling. It is also my calling as the assistant pastor. I was with Anna one day, and I asked her, “How are you?” She replied after a long pause, “I need someone to tell me they love me and give me a hug.” Anna voiced the basic need we all have, and she showed me what was important in caring for others. I want God’s love to be known through my life.

    There’s a song title that says it well, “They Will Know We are Christians by Our Love.” An inspiring quote, “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.” (John Wesley)

  • Carol Schneider, office manager

    I have worked at FBC for over 20 years. I am married to Nippy Schneider who owns Schneiders’ Wood Shop and we have five grown children –David, Melissa Alexander, Jeremy, Mary Anne, and Rachel Schepman. We also have seven grandchildren—Christian and Stefan Price; Celina Alexander; Paige and Stephen Schneider; & Lauren and Jackson Schepman. We are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

    In our spare time we enjoy playing euchre and other card games with friends, attending the grandchildren’s activities and family get-togethers.

    For fun, in my spare time I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, and buying clothing at garage sales to donate to the Pregnancy Care Center.

    I have lots of favorite Bible verses, but ones that have helped me the most over the years “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27) and “This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

  • Jeanne Nichols, business manager

    I have been affiliated with the First Baptist Church since birth. I was in Mississippi for 13 years before coming back to Seymour and First Baptist.

    I have worked at First Baptist for over 10 years. I also work at the Jay-C store part-time as a shift manager. I have taught music in school and worked at Jackson County Bank. I have also held an ongoing job as wife and mother, and now grandmother for 33 years.

    I love to read, sing, walk, play games, and watch grandchildren. I have four children (one deceased) and four (soon-to-be five) grandchildren. I am the third generation of five generations to worship at FBC.

    My favorite scripture passage is Psalm 139.

    My favorite hymns are “He Keeps Me Singing” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

  • Karla Shutters, organist

    I have been attending FBC all of my life. I have been the organist for over 20 years. I have four grown children and seven grandchildren. I have been the accompanist at Seymour High School since 2001.

    I have been involved in a lot of different things here at FBC: Children's Ministry, Nursery, VBS, Deaconesses, as well as the music department.

    Psalm 100 is my favorite passage: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

  • Sharon Schulte Barnett, pianist

    I became First Baptist pianist February 24, 1974 under the minister of music, David Shreve. I also work as a teaching assistant at the Sixth Grade Center. I am the mother of three adult daughters. Susan lives in Ft. Wayne, Jill lives in Anderson, and Ellen lives in Plainfield. I am Grandma Sharon to six granddaughters.

    Over the years I have refinished furniture which I now use in every room in my home. You will often find me with a needle and thread in my right hand and a thimble on my finger. I am doing historical scrapbooking about my family roots. I certainly love some songs much more than others but I really cannot name any favorite song.

    A fun fact about me might be that in 1969 I won a Camaro Convertible identical to the pace car in the Indianapolis 500 that same year. The car was one of ten Sprite gave in the United States in a sweepstakes drawing.

    A Bible verse that I treasure is Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise Him; my father's God and I will exalt Him.”

    One of my favorite quotes is: "Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

  • Linda Wayman, Wednesday dinner coordinator

    I have been a member of FBC for 43 years. I used to volunteer in the church kitchen before being hired in 2007. I also have worked at Schneider Nursery for 8 years.

    I have been married to Tom for 47 years and we have two daughters, Missy Wayman & Mandy Goecker, along with 6 grandchildren. Our family loves to get together over good food and just visiting on Sunday nights by the bonfire with s’mores!

    My favorite scripture passage is Psalm 46. I love so many of the “old hymns,” but some of my favorites are “Fill My Cup (Woman at the Well),” “In the Garden,” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone).”

    I like trying new recipes; scrapbooking; sewing; & gardening. Some of my favorite books (other than the Bible, of course, pertain to my roots in Eastern Kentucky.

    My spiritual journey began at an early age at VBS in a small mining-community church. I met a young missionary, Matthew Hart, who shared the wonders of life in Christ to me and the importance of leaning on Jesus through all circumstances!