Our Staff


BUMC Leadership


The staff and leadership at Barrington United Methodist Church is made up of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at bumcchurchoffice@gmail.com

  • Pastor michael williams

    Pastor

    Pastor Michael has been the Pastor at BUMC since 2019. Read more about his start in Barrington in this article in the East Bay News.

  • Regina blount

    church administrator

    Regina Blount was hired as the Church Administrator in 2004.  Since then she has also served as Lay Leader, Youth Group Director, Christian Education Chair, dinner/fundraiser orchestrator, and more.  A "cradle Methodist," she is the daughter of a retired United Methodist Pastor, and has spent her life growing up and serving in the church and greater community.  A mother of two, she has also raised her boys within the church, piggybacking on the love and support she always felt within a family of faith, and wanting her children to always know that they are loved, cherished, and valued as precious children of God.  What Regina loves most is meeting people where they are - as they are - and walking at their side.  She looks to Romans 12 for inspiration and guidance on how to humbly live as a servant of God.


    Most Sunday mornings before and after worship she is a blur of activity, but in quiet moments of prayer, you will find her happily sitting next to her devoted and tech savvy husband, Luther.  From time to time you'll also hear them singing together (with Luther on guitar,) as they lift their hearts in praise.  In 2016 Regina was recognized for her faithfulness and dedication by The Barrington United Methodist Church and awarded a "Partner in Faith" by the Rhode Island Council of Churches.  In 2020 when the pandemic hit, she continued to deepen her faith by taking Zoom courses offered by our New England Conference Lay Servant Ministry Seacoast District. She has since earned the titles of Certified Lay Servant and Certified Lay Speaker, and is a candidate to become a Certified Lay Minister.  


    If you too, are searching to deepen your relationship with God, discover your gifts, and discern your path, courses are offered at:  

    https://www.neumc.org/lay-servant-SC

  • Serguei kouptsov

    Serguei Kouptsov is gifted by God with a talent for vocal and instrumental performance. He

    enjoys applying these skills in the area of worship whether through piano, keyboard, flute,

    guitar, East European folk instruments or conducting children and adult choirs.  He loves to be

    in God’s presence and to help lead others to the Lord through worship. Having been involved

    with ministry across all age groups, he believes they play a strong role in the worship

    experience and wants to help mold current and future worshipers.

    Serguei has a Master's Degree of Arts and his wife Galina, a Bachelor's Degree in Arts.  Both are

    educated in the performing arts and music. They lived in a predominantly secular culture in the

    far reaches of the Siberian sector of the Soviet Union. Through the connections in the music

    and educational channels, he was able to meet Evangelicals in Ukraine, Crimea, Simferopol who

    had attached themselves to different lecture series’ in and around where they lived. He

    eventually finds his way to underground churches forbidden by the Communist government,

    and it was there in 1990 he received salvation.  

    They immigrated to the United States from Ukraine under very trying circumstances. Galina

    arrived first with her daughter Katya in North Carolina where she stayed with friends. Serguei

    remained in Moscow and did not arrive in the States until nine years later after many years.

    While in Russia he was beaten for the faith and his apartment was bombed; he lost everything.

    He escaped to London in 1996 and later became a British Citizen. After nine years of incredible

    frustration and perseverance, he united with his family in Massachusetts in December 2003.

    Serguei is ordained in three countries: Russia, England, and the United States.  He graduated

    from Bible college in Moscow in 1995.  Galina studied at Zion Bible Institute in Barrington from

    1996-1997.

    Serguei and Galina produce a weekly television program which is broadcasted in Boston and

    Southern New England. They travel to many churches nationally teaching, ministering and

    worship. 

    He has a daughter named Katya and granddaughter Sariah.  They serve God faithfully. 

    If you are searching for a deeper relationship with God please check Serguei's and Galina's

    show "Shalom from Olive Tree"   www.YouTube.com/g55s57

    Book of Zechariah 12:10.  Book of Romans 11:17,18