About

next steps logoFirst United Methodist Church is a church with a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We believe that those who choose to live as Jesus’ disciples will express that love through Loving, Learning, and Living.

Everything we do as a church flows through that simple vision – Loving, Learning, Living. Our actions as a church are also reflective of those things we highly value: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk Taking Mission and Service, Extravagant Generosity, Thoughtful Prayer, and Biblical Study.

Our staff is dedicated to seeing that the mission and vision of the church is realized each and every day.

As a church we have a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.

Will you join us?

 

Meet Our Staff

John Huff

Senior Pastor


John Huff

John grew up in Scipio, Indiana, and is an ordained elder within the United Methodist Church. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Indiana University and received his M. Div. from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He is married to his wife, Jennifer, who is an ordained deacon. Pastor John’s passions in ministry are centered on connecting people to Jesus Christ within and outside of the church. He loves being in the outdoors and enjoying nature. He loves listening and playing music as well as spending time with family and friends.

john.huff@inumc.org

Rick Peele

Music Director


Rick Peele

Rick was born and raised in Richmond, Indiana and has resided in Hagerstown for over thirty five years. He and his wife have five children and two grandchildren.

His passion for music was heavily influenced by his very accomplished pianist and organist mother. He plays the guitar, trumpet, and loves to share the joy of singing.

He owns and operates a landscape contracting firm based in Hagerstown, Indiana. He enjoys tennis, chess, and perennial gardening.

nccgardenspso@aol.com

Carol Meyer

Office Secretary


Carol Meyer

Carol Meyer is a native of Cambridge City, Indiana and lives in Hagerstown. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Bob, and has two daughters (Amy, Joy) and a son (Scott) plus seven grandchildren.

She is a Ball State University graduate. As an active member of the church and UMW women's organization, she serves as a Sunday School teacher and has been the church organist for 43 years. Her hobbies include attending craft shows, reading, flowers, playing piano and organ.

hfumc@firsthagerstown.org