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It takes a dedicated staff and dozens of volunteers to keep the ministries of 1st United Methodist Church going and to fulfil our mission of telling the world about Christ in an effort to transform the world.    

On this page, we bring you a look at our pastors and staff along with a way to contact them via an online contact form or by phone. Scroll down or click here to go directly to the form.  

For more on the leaders of individual ministries here at 1st Church or to contact them please click here.

For a list of Church Council & Committee members please click here


Click here or scroll down to contact our pastors and/or staff. 

  • Rev. Matt Hall

    Associate Pastor/Celebrate Recovery

    865-982-1273 EXT. 106

  • Rev. Sarah Slack

    ASSOCIATE Pastor

    865-982-1273 EXT. 107

  • Rev. Catherine Nance   

    senior pastor

    865-982-1273 EXT. 111


  • kristy weekley-giles

    Director of Youth and children's Choirs


  • Dwain Pesterfield

    Church organist and pianIst


  • Chris Lee

    Contemporary Worship Music Director

    865-982-1273 ext. 116

  • Rev. Nathan Irwin  

    Director, 1st Youth Ministries

    865-982-1273 ext. 202

  • Amelia Geis-Scott

    Welcome Table and Church Chef


  • Terry Wilson  

    Director of Music

    865-982-1273 EXT. 109

  • Samuel Williams  

    Technical Director


  • Denise Johns

    Director, 1ST KIDS Ministries

    865-982-1273 ext. 113

  • Susan Daves  

    Assistant Director of Music

    865-982-1273 EXT. 110

  • Carmen Faircloth  

    Assistant Director  

    1st kids ministries



  • Jane Sanders  

    administrative assistant

    865-982-1273 ext. 101

  • Clayton Hensley

    Director of Communications

    865-982-1273 ext. 100

  • Paul Brown

    Maintenance Supervisor


  • Mark Blodgett  

    Church Administrator

    865-982-1273  ext. 103

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