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EMAIL: pam.estes@arumc.org

PHONE: 870-234-4530 ext. 102

ON STAFF SINCE: 2016

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: II Corinthians 5: "So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Paul

FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate

HOBBIES: Reading, movies, and sports

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I was minor representative on Student Senate at Ouachita in the 1970's, and I skipped my senior year in high school.


Rev. Barbara Lewis

Director, The Caring Place

EMAIL: barbarafumc@sbcglobal.net

PHONE: 870-949-5088

ON STAFF SINCE: 2008

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Philipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: King David

FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate

HOBBIES: Music and golf

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I am the second of 4 generations currently members of First United Methodist Church.


Jeremy Carter

Director, Children & Family Ministries and Lifetree Champion

EMAIL: jeremy@magnoliafumc.org

PHONE: 870-234-4530 ext. 103

ON STAFF SINCE: 2009

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: I Peter 1:24-25 (also found in Isaiah 40) "For, all people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Noah

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican

HOBBIES: Watching my boys play sports, collecting Snow Village, reading

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I owned a flower shop before going into ministry.


Michelle Anderson

Director, Youth Ministries

EMAIL: michelle@magnoliafumc.org

PHONE: 870-234-4530 ext. 104

ON STAFF SINCE: 2016

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: 1 John 4:19 “We love because He first loved us."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Esther

FAVORITE FOOD: Stuffed hamburgers with sweet potato fries

HOBBIES: Crafting, writing, playing with my small dog Bruno, and watching the Razorbacks!

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I have an Identical Twin Sister!


Tracie Nipper

Administrative Secretary

EMAIL: tracie@magnoliafumc.org

PHONE: 870-234-4530 ext. 101

ON STAFF SINCE: 2004

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Noah

FAVORITE FOOD: Junk food!

HOBBIES: Cooking, walking, spending time with family

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I enjoyed English Smocking when the girls where little. I even taught classes on it!


Amanda Franks

Business Manager

EMAIL: amanda@magnoliafumc.org

PHONE: 870-234-4530 ext. 105

ON STAFF SINCE: 2011

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: David

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican

HOBBIES: Volunteer work

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I lived on the island of St. Croix for 10 months.


Dana Phillips

Director, Child Development Center

EMAIL: fumccdc@gmail.com

PHONE: 870-234-8554

ON STAFF SINCE: 2006

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you!"

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: David

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican

HOBBIES: Hunting, fishing and 4 wheeler riding

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I love to look at cookbooks and love to cook!


J.D. Martin

Building Superintendent

ON STAFF SINCE: 1986

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Moses

FAVORITE FOOD: Fried chicken and green peas

HOBBIES: Working in the garden

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I am the most "seniored" member of the staff!


Kenneth Manning

Custodian

ON STAFF SINCE: 2006

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 100 "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Job

FAVORITE FOOD: Meat Loaf

HOBBIES: Dancing

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I was a running back on the football team in high school.


Dr. Kim Shirey

Director of Music

EMAIL: klshirey@att.net

PHONE: 870-904-3546

ON STAFF SINCE: 2003

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 91:4 "He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Paul

FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza

HOBBIES: Working in the yard

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: My father and my son have the same birthday.


EMAIL: dlcrouse@saumag.edu

PHONE: 870-235-4200

ON STAFF SINCE: 1993

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 51:10-13 "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: David

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak

HOBBIES: Running, walking, strength training

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: The different types of jobs I have had.


Melanie Allen

Elementary Children's Choir Director

EMAIL: dolce.lacy@gmail.com

ON STAFF SINCE: 2000

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Esther

FAVORITE FOOD: White wedding cake

HOBBIES: Music, reading

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I won best dressed Mulerider.


Christa Marsh

Younger Children's Choir Co-Director

EMAIL: christa.brummett@gmail.com

PHONE: 870-904-0849

ON STAFF SINCE: 2015

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 CEB)

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Jesus

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican

HOBBIES: Spending time with my family, going to the movies and church activities.

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I have a pet tarantula.


Jennifer Bailey

Younger Children's Choir Co-Director


Tabitha Lewis

Younger Children's Choir Substitute

EMAIL: tabithalewis82@gmail.com

ON STAFF SINCE: 2015

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Job

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican and Cajun

HOBBIES: Dancing, Reading, Hunting, Raising chickens

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I was an extra in the movie, The White River Kid, with Antonio Banderas and Randy Travis.


Anne Couch

Beginning Youth Handbells Director

EMAIL: annecouch@peoplepc.com

PHONE: 870-696-4056

ON STAFF SINCE: 2012

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: God is good! Psalm 106:1 "Praise the Lord, Give thanks to the lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Mary-the mother of Jesus

HOBBIES: Enjoy outside activities, digging in the dirt, biking, running, hiking

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I was an Arkansas State University majorette for 2 years.


Valerie Sanders

Stewpot Chairperson


Libby Gilbert

Stewpot Cook

ON STAFF SINCE: 2002

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: Apostle Paul

FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken, greens, pork, and sweets

HOBBIES: Reading, watching t.v., crossword puzzles

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I love to play jokes on my husband, George!


George Gilbert

Stewpot Cook

ON STAFF SINCE: 2012

FAVORITE SCRIPTURE: I Kings 3:5-15 "So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings."

FAVORITE PERSON FROM THE BIBLE: King Solomon

FAVORITE FOOD: Pork ribs

HOBBIES: Carpentry, bass guitar, and gardening

AN UNKNOWN/INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME IS: I am actually a better cook than my wife Elizabeth.


Burlene Easter

Nursery Director


Kathy Easter

Nursery Worker


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