Deborah Stumm

Debbie has an Office Administration degree from ISU, and re-joined the First Baptist Church staff in 2015 as our Financial Secretary having previously held that position in the 1980s.  Debbie was raised in this church,  teaches preschool Sunday School, sings in the choir, and rings in the handbell choir. Debbie is also the Financial Secretary at First Christian Church in Bloomington.  She enjoys singing in the Passion Play Choir, playing board games, cats, flower gardening, and square dancing.  One of Debbie’s favorite Bible verses is the 100th Psalm which is read each year as the prayer at her family’s Thanksgiving dinner:  “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.  Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing …”

What's one of your favorite Scriptures or Bible stories and why?

My favorite Bible story is “Moses in the Cradle.”  The mother making a basket which will float to save her baby and the sister watching over shows a loving family as I have.

Describe your "perfect" day.

A Sunday so the day begins by going to church; taking a stroller ride with my cat through a flower garden on a spring day with a light breeze, sunshine, fluffy clouds, and a rainbow; a tour of my first home (which is one of my dreams to accomplish); organizing a closet; family and friends over for dinner at my home; playing a board game; going to a square dance; and then watching a movie at home with popcorn, ice cream, or a popsicle.  

What are your top three favorite books or movies?

My top three movies are “The Ten Commandments” (Biblical stories and special effects), “The Sound of Music” (singing and scenery), and “My Fair Lady” (dancing and clothes)

What's your favorite family tradition?

Thanksgiving and the reading of the 100th Psalm 

If you could have dinner with anyone (past, present, or future), who would it be and why?

There are too many from my past to choose, those in the present I do see, and ones in the future I will see from heaven, so I choose my three-year-old self to tell me about my world before I can remember it.