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About Us

Meet Our Staff


Rev. Jim Hollifield

Senior Pastor

Jim and his wife, Donna, were appointed to First United Methodist on February 15, 2018. In addition to his M.Div. and Ma.Th., Jim holds an undergraduate degree in Biblical Liturature. He believes in the infallibility and authority of the Bible in all that it can teach us about how to live the abundant life that Jesus wants for us.


Chase Miller

Music Director

Chase began working at First United Methodist Church in September of 2014 as our Guitarist. He and his wife Hailee have two sons, Sebastian and Kipton.


Sherry Gean

Financial Manager

sallisawfumc@diamondnet.us

Sherry has been a member of First United Methodist Church her whole life. She served as the church secretary for twenty years. She is married to David Gean.


Judy Grates

Nursery Director

Judy has a long history of loving and caring for children. She and her husband Bruce moved to Sallisaw in 1994. She has been working with children here since 1996 when she began as our Nursery Attendant. Judy and Bruce have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.


Sarah Bane

Communications Director and Secretary

Sarah is a retired college English instructor who joined our staff in July of 2018. Her background in English has supplied many gifts to the ministry. If you need to know just ask Sarah.


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