Senior Pastor - Rev. Butch Lambert
Rev. Lambert was born October 1, 1946 in Prairie, KS.  He was raised on a Farm-Ranch near Leoti, KS. 
His family farmed over 3,000 acres of dry-land and maintained a herd of 150 Hereford cows and Angus Bulls.  While attending Sterling College, Butch married his wife Linda in 1966.

In 1968, he joined the U.S Army serving 3 years active duty.  His rank was Specialist 5th class working as a Avionic Tech on Huey Helocopters.    He served with the 101st airborne Div. (airmobile) in Southeast Asia, Viet Nam.  He was with Charlie Co. 157th Aviation, Northern I-Cor. Camp Evans.

After leaving the Army, Butch attended Fort Hays State getting a degree in Animal Husbandry.  Butch worked for High Plains Enterprise working in the cattle department checking the health of steers and heifers on horseback.  

After farming and ranching with his father for ten years, Butch attended Melodyland School of Theology (Anaheim, CA) 1978-1981 receiving a Masters of Divinity (non-denominational ) in 1981.  He attended St. Paul School of Theology, 1990-92, receiving his Master of Divinity.  

Butch served as Youth pastor at Satanta UMC 1985-1987.  He served as Local Licensed Pastor at Haviland
UMC 1987-1990 and then as student pastor at Wakefield-Countryside UMC, 1990-1994.

Butch was Ordained Deacon in 1992, Ordained Elder in 1994.  He served Greensburg UMC 1994-2003 as Senior Pastor.  He served as Senior Pastor at Aldersgate UMC (Wichita) from 2003-2014.  He entered Retired relationship with the Great Plains Annual Conference; June, 2014.  He is presently seving a 3/4 time appointment at Indian Heights UMC.

Butch and Linda (Lorenson) Lambert have two chidren.  Lanissa Kay (Lambert) Hammond is married to Chris Hammond, Marion, Kansas.  They have 3 children; Lakisha Kay (21), Zachary (20), Colton(18).  Their son, Ben,  is married to Kelly (Miller) Lambert.  They live in Salem, Oregon and have 3 children; Emmaline (4), Clara (2), and Josiah (1), and one on the way,Carles Raymond.  

Pastor Butch has two sisters and one brother.  Linda has a brother and a sister.


Director of Preschool and PDO -  Marion Chambers

Marion is dedicated to providing an enriching environment for our little ones. She has a background in education, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Marion and her staff work diligently with the children, providing a structured, fun atmosphere for children to learn a variety of skills. There are themed lessons and many opportunities for building social skills, in a caring environment that gives attention to each individual child.  


Music Director - Cheri White

Cheri has an extensive background in church music ministry. She brings much enthusiasm and passion, enoucraging musicians of all ages and skill levels to participate. Indian Heights UMC is blessed to have Cheri!!


 Administrative Assistant - Suzette Mack

Suzette has served in an administrative capacity at churches for over ten years. She brings with her a wealth of creativity and compassion. Prior to working at a church, Suzette was an occupational therapist. She is a Stephen Minister and working on her masters degree in social work. She is also a fiber artist and enjoys knitting prayer shawls.


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