Support Staff

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Seth Guthrie

Seth is no stranger to our church. He grew up as an active participant in our youth group and was an outstanding witness and leader among his peers in Bible study, missions, and reaching out to the community. He participated on many levels, including organizing community youth gatherings. Seth has a heart for young people…

Dawn Liebner

Dawn cannot remember a time that she has not been active in the church. She has been on the ministry staff at Arab First UMC for 14 years. Currently serving as Director of Adult Discipleship, Dawn has been teaching and leading classes for folks of all ages for more than 25 years. She finds great…

Jessica Watts

Jessica Watts is a valuable part of our ministry staff. She began her journey with us in October of 2016. She serves as our hospitable church secretary, office manager, financial secretary, coordinator of communications with staff and church folks, and assistant to our pastor. Jessica is no stranger to our church. She grew up in…

Kim Taylor

Simply put, Kim Taylor loves all of God’s children. She has been the director of the church nursery since 2003 and director of Grace Place since 2005. Kim was born in Huntsville and lived in Arab until she was 7 years old. Her grandmother played the church organ for many years. She attended Arab First…

Debby Heidt

Debby has been active for over 20 years in multiple roles at Arab First UMC, serving families, youth, children, and worship and the arts. She is presently on staff as Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries as well as continuing to serve as one of our Co-Directors of Worship and Creative Arts. Originally from Northern Ohio,…

Jami Russell

Jami describes herself, first and foremost, as a child of God and believes her Christian walk is an exciting journey. Additionally, she’s a wife, mother, daughter, “Mimi”, sister to 4 other strong women, and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Jami has called Arab home for 25 years, but before that had lived in Mankato,…

Brian Quillin

Brian Quillin is quite a “music man” in the Arab community. He is our Director of Music in addition to being a full-time music educator. During the week, he directs the Choral and Musical Theatre program at Arab High School, home to AMT (Arab Musical Theatre). Brian grew up in Huntsville and is a 1995…

Diane Moore

If there is such a thing as a music gene, Diane Moore probably has it. Her mom’s insistence on practice was a big influence on her when Diane began piano lessons at age 9. “I’d rather have been outside playing, only she made me come in and practice. But I learned” she grins, “that if…

Anthony Wilson

Our pastor has dubbed Anthony “Magic Fingers.” There’s a reason for that. He shares his gifts as pianist at Arab First UMC, and came on staff in October of 2001. Anthony grew up in Union Grove, not far from Arab. He is a 1989 graduate of Arab High School. He and his wife, Patti, went…

Valeria Breen

Valeria Breen is very gifted at taking caring of business. She does a fantastic job so everyone else can relax. She has been the Arab First UMC Business Manager since July of 2011. She and her husband Harold are happily married and have two wonderful daughters. Her oldest daughter Erica graduated from college and is…