We want to walk alongside you
Whether you are brand new to church or have been a part of a church for a long time, our staff is here to support you in your faith journey.
Rev. AJ Bush
Lead Pastor | She/Her
Rev. AJ Bush is a lifelong United Methodist who believes in the radical love and justice of Jesus Christ. Pastor AJ has served as Lead Pastor at First United Methodist Church since July 1st, 2020, and is passionate about working with an inclusive and service-oriented church.
In her free time, AJ enjoys playing cello, hiking, and hanging out in local coffee shops.
Mary Anne Peterson
Office Manager | She/Her
Mary Anne Peterson has served as office manager at First United Methodist Church since October 2002. She also serves as membership secretary and treasurer.
She is a violinist and music teacher, enjoys gardening and hand crafts, and loves her cats.
Scott R Mills CAGO
Director of Music Ministries and Principal Organist | He/His
Scott R. Mills, CAGO, is Director of Music Ministry at First United Methodist Church and has served as Principal Organist since 2008. Scott began his career as a church musician at a very young age, graduated with a degree in music pedagogy and has always been passionate about great church music.
He teaches piano and organ privately.
Choir Director | She/Her
Julie Maughan joined the music ministry at First United Methodist Church in January 2020. Her love for church music began as a singer and section leader at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, where she currently teaches primary grades music at the Madeleine Choir School.
Her interests include art and music history, current events, helping children discover their voices, finding humor wherever possible, and inviting the Spirit through music in our worship.