First United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Audio Visual Director - Clark Payne
Stephen Ministry Coordinator - Rev. Linda Muterspaugh
Organist/Pianist - Eddie West
Singing Seniors & Exaltation Ringers Director - Phyllis Nichols
Childcare Staff - Roma Lassiter, Lisa Dunsmore, Linzie Hall, Leah Hansen, Jessica Ma'ilo, Krystal Parmar, Valerie Means, Lori Forst
Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Tish Malloy was born in Boston, MA and grew up there until her family moved to Lakeland, FL when she was in her teens. She graduated from Stetson University in Deland, FL and went from there to Penn State University, not to go to school but to work in campus ministry which she did for three years. Through that experience she became convinced that God was calling her to serve the church as an ordained minister so she moved to Kansas City, MO to attend seminary at Saint Paul School of Theology where she met her husband David Nichols. Dave and Tish have five young adult children, Charmaine, James, Sarah, John and the late Shawn Bell.
Rev. Malloy was ordained in 1984. Before being appointed to First Church in 2006, she served as a hospital chaplain, an associate in one church and a senior pastor of two churches, and as the Director of OK Volunteers in Mission.
While she’s been the Senior Pastor of First Church Rev. Malloy has led the church to reach out in many ways through local and global missions and has begun a new contemporary service. She has also urged us to be the parent congregation of the new United Methodist congregation – CrossTimbers and has led us in the capital campaign “Building Tomorrow’s Ministries Today” which will make it possible for First Church to build a new Christian Life Center.
She looks forward to sharing the gospel and loving God’s people!
Licensed Local Pastor Oklahoma Conference UMC 2008, B.A. Religion Cum Laude Oklahoma City University 2010, M.Div. Wesleyan Studies Saint Paul School of Theology 2014
Adam Shahan is the Associate Pastor here at First UMC. Before coming to First UMC, Adam served as Music Director for Penn Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church and as Senior Pastor of Lexington United Methodist Church. Adam is also the author of The Fall of the Four, a religious science-fiction novel.
Adam is clergy co-chair for the Oklahoma Conference Young Adult Ministries Council, and is Secretary for the Oklahoma Conference Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries organization.
Adam is our lead pastor/preacher for The Moment, our modern worship service. In addition, Adam serves as supervisor for Communications and Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Adam’s passions are preaching and teaching. His hobbies include cooking; video games; being outdoors; writing fiction and poetry; playing piano/singing; and spending time with friends and family.
“I am thrilled to be serving in such an awesome, vibrant, and growing congregation. First UMC is family oriented, family-friendly, giving, growing, and serving as the hands and feet of Christ. I can’t wait to see the future that God has in store for this amazing group of people!”
Amy was born September 6,1979 in
She has attended FUMC of Moore since 1982. She considers herself blessed to be able to call this church and it's family her home. She graduated from OCU in 2000 as a Cum Laude with a BA in Religious Education and a minor in Adult and Juvenile corrections. She began working at FUMC of Moore full time in June of 2000 as the Education Director. Throughout her time here at the church she has enjoyed going on mission trips to
Her dream for this church is to have an exceptional Children's Sunday School Program. Her favorite thing that has happened since she has been at this church is the completion of Rotational Sunday School wing.
Our family moved from the east coast to Moore, Oklahoma in 1993. This church family opened their doors, welcomed us with warm hearts and created ‘home’ for us. We are proud to call everyone at Moore First United Methodist Church family and this church our ‘home’.
I graduated from Immaculata College with a Bachelors in Home Economics and a year later became a Registered Dietitian. I continue to maintain my status as a Registered Dietitian and consult part time but 11 years ago felt a strong calling by God to serve Him in a new and different way. In 1998, I was employed by this church to serve as Youth Director. Over the years, I have been blessed by many youth, their families and wonderful experiences.
One of my favorite times of the year is summer when the youth are out of school as it allows us more time and opportunities to grow in Christ likeness. I have been able to lead mission experiences from inner city Baltimore, Md. to a Native American Reservation in South Dakota to a town in Honduras and many places in between.
As the years have passed we have seen a need to expand our ministry to reach teens after they graduate high school so my position is now Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. I truly feel blessed to be called by God, to serve Him fully and be a member of this church staff and family.