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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 undergraduate degree in Biblical Liturature. He believes in the infallibility 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 began working as the church secretary in August of 1998. 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. In 1996 she began working as our Nursery Attendant. In the Fall of 2012 she began working as our Little Disciples Preschool teacher. Judy and Bruce have 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.


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