Our Values

We believe…

Therefore we seek to introduce children, youth, and adults to Jesus (2 Cor 5:20) so they may experience His salvation (Luke 19:9-10).
Therefore no matter the style of worship or music (Eph 5:19-20), we seek to enable people to experience Jesus Christ, to be led by the Holy Spirit, and to respond to the transforming love and power of God as revealed in the Scriptures (Heb 4:12).
Therefore we encourage people to be transformed (Rom 12:1-2) by becoming fully mature in Christ (Col 1:28-29), by becoming people of prayer and experiencing intimacy with God (John 15:5-8), by striving for holiness (I Thess 4:7-8), and by becoming part of loving Christian relationships (Acts 2:42-47). This happens in many ways at First United Methodist Church, including our Sunday School classes and small group Bible studies where we grow closer to God and care for one another.
Our staff and lay leaders work together to lead His church because we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart. Each member of our church family is expected to find their unique calling and gifting to build up the church for God’s glory (Eph 4:11-13; I Peter 4:10-11).
We believe Jesus when he said, “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
The church does not exist for us (I Peter 2:9-12). We are the church and we exist to impact our community and to show compassion toward the world (Eph 2:10). John Wesley taught that the world is our parish, therefore we will physically, financially, and prayerfully engage in God’s mission locally, regionally, nationally, and around the globe (Acts 1:8).

Walter Weikel

Senior Minister of First United Methodist Church, Morristown I am truly a child of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. My father served as a minister throughout the...

Asa Majors

Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Morristown, TN I am originally a Virginia girl.  I grew up in a small Appalachian community called Pearisburg (near VA Tech).  I loved being...

Ben Stapleton

Director Music Ministries I grew up in Crossville, TN, with an early passion for church music. By eighth grade I had directed a musical play at my church and during...

Lisa Cavallucci

Lisa Cavallucci

Director of Children’s Ministries Born and raised in Texas, Lisa spent a majority of her life in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s...

Chris Jacobs

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries Chris Jacobs is our Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries. He and his wife, Lauren, are new to Morristown along with their...

Brad Jones

Organist I grew up in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, a little town just outside of Nashville. My earliest memories were of listening to records and being fascinated by music. That fascination...

Donna Brewster

Administrative Manager My family and I moved to Morristown from Corinth, Mississippi in 1997. After visiting several churches in the area we made First United Methodist Church our home. My...

Cheryl Rager

Executive Secretary I was born and raised in Toledo, OH, but Morristown has been my home since 1979. I have worked at First UMC as church secretary since 1988. My...

Seoun Soun

Custodian Sponsored by First United Methodist Church, the Soun family arrived in the United States as refugees from Cambodia in 1986. The family was composed of Soeun, Say Long, and...

Linda Ketner

Accounting and IT Liason