Here to Serve

Bashford United Methodist is a church with more than 350 ministers, each member of the church is a part of the ministry of our church. Our vocational staff, the people who work at the church, are here to serve the church through leadership, discipleship, prayer, organization and encouragement.

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Person to person — 329 North Street, Madison, WI 53704   Map
Phone — (608) 249-9222

Paula Fulton

Nursery Caregiver

My name is Paula Fulton. I have been the Nursery Care giver here at Bashford UMC since 2005. I enjoy bonding with infants and small children. They have so much energy, imagination, creativity, and they tell it like it is.

I was born and raised here in Madison. I attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and Teaching. I'm a mother of two children. I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening and walking the family dog.

Linsey Vander Plaats

Assistant Nursery Caregiver

Linsey Vander Plaats grew up in Madison Wisconsin. In January 2017 she completed her high school requirements. Linsey graduated in June 2017 from LaFollette High School in Madison, WI. In the fall of 2017 Linsey will be working on her Bachelor's Degree in Business Retail Management through the Arizona State University online studies.

Linsey's second job is working in the bakery at the Pick 'n Save grocery store. Following her mother's, Paula Fulton, passion for child care Linsey volunteered in the nursery for several years. In the spring of 2017 Linsey joined the Bashford UMC staff as an Assistant Nursery Caregiver. In her spare time Linsey enjoys the T.V. show NCIS and watching military movies.

David Stewart


Dave grew up in Marshfield, WI. He moved to Madison right after High School graduation. He has been involved in custodial services throughout his career. He began his work at UW Hospital but spent most of his career at Shopko. Dave has been a member of Bashford UMC since 1980. He enjoys his work at Bashford because the people are friendly and helpful. Dave also says that it's great to work at a place where faith matters and people care about each other. He takes personal pride in having our building ready for all the various ministries which happen at Bashford.

Mike Beck

Custodian Assistant

Mike Beck grew up in Waunakee Wisconsin. He graduated Madison College with an Associate Degree in Electronics in 1979. Mike married his wife Becky in 1982. He has two adult children, Zach and Olivia. Mike has worked in the electronic industry, manufacturing and warehouse management. Mike likes to refer to himself as, "a jack of all trades and a master of none."