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About us

Our staff are disciples of Jesus Christ who are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ. We recognize the foundation of our leadership is found in following Jesus. Our team seeks to partner with lay leadership and ministry participants to equip them for the work of the ministry as we Seek Relationship with God, Grow in Faith, and Serve God Through Care for Others.

our leadership

Rev. Alan Combs 

Lead Pastor

Rev. Jeffrey Dorsey 

Associate Minister

Tricia Givens 

Director of Children’s Ministries & Children’s Choirs

Jessica Gehman 

Director of Youth Ministries

Jane Butto 

Director of the Wesleyan Preschool

Aaron Garber

Director of Adult Choir and Organist

Allan Davidson 

Co-Director of Genesis Praise Band

Joey Poarch 

Co-Director of Genesis Praise Band

Butch & Genia Johnson 





First UMC accepts online & text offerings. Contributions can be debited automatically from your checking or savings account or processed using your credit or debit card. Our electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis. Please note that electronic contributions will be posted to your online account within a week. To give by text, simply text fumcsalemva and amount to 73256 on your smart phone. (Ex: fumcsalemva $50)

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