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Church Leadership

Dee Harper - Pastor

Email: charles.harper@arumc.org

Phone: 479.479.3180

Pastor Dee has been the pastor at Farmington UMC since July of 2017.  He was born in Missouri but has also lived in both Florida and Arkansas.  He has a B.S. degree in advertising from Arkansas State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.  He served churches in North Central and East Central Arkansas prior to being appointed to pastor at Farmington.  

Dee is married to Jennifer who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and they have two children, Rachel and Will.  They also have a dog named Teddy and a rabbit named Spot.

Dee identifies his strongest spiritual gift as encouragement.  He is happiest in ministry when he is encouraging others to grow as followers of Jesus, helping others to find ways to serve and reach out, and encouraging the church to be a part of what God is doing in Farmington and Western Washington County.

In his free time he spends time with his family, walks his dog, reads, and watches tv.

Dee Harper

Casey Luther - Youth Ministry Director

Email: caseymluther@gmail.com

Phone: 479.409.8251

Casey Luther, a long time resident of the Fayetteville area, is married to Steve Luther who often volunteers with Youth programs in the community. They have three children; Jamie age 24, and Susanna age 20, both graduates of Farmington High School, and William age 16, who is a Junior at Prairie Grove High School. They live in the small community of Savoy. Casey loves helping to develop youth and has served in many facets over the years. In addition to serving as our Youth Director she also volunteers in other roles at FUMC and substitute teaches at many local schools. In her spare time she enjoys her pets, gardening, crafting, music, and is an avid baseball fan.

Casey Luther

Rocio Behler - Pianist

Email: rpbehler@gmail.com

Rocio Paulina Behler became the pianist of Farmington United Methodist Church in 2016. She originally comes from Yucatan, Mexico. While doing her Bachelor of Music at the University of Arkansas in 2009, she worked as the choir director of Trinity United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Rocio has performed as a concert pianist in Mexico, Germany, and in the United States. Rocio Behler has a passion for sharing the gospel, music and languages. After working with Campus Crusade for Christ in Germany for two years, she came back to the United States. In 2015, she obtained a teaching assistantship to do her Master's degree in German literature and culture at the University of Arkansas. She recently worked as the collaborative pianist for the Opera Theater of the University of Arkansas in the spring 2018. In August of this year, Rocio will start her new full-time job as an educator at Thaden School in Bentonville, Arkansas. She is happily married to Sam Behler, who is an usher and leads a Bible Study group at Farmington UMC. 

Rocio Behler

Alan Castleberry - Praise Band Leader

Email: alan.castleberry@cox.net

Phone: 479.879.7470

Alan Castleberry is a lifelong Methodist, originally from Lamar, Arkansas.  Alan moved to Fayetteville in 1992 and has led the praise band at Farmington UMC since May of 2006. Prior to joining Farmington UMC, Alan played in the band at Central United Methodist in Fayetteville for 2 Years, and sang in the choir for several years as well.  He enjoys playing a little bit of everything as long as it is worshipful, moving, or even just a lot of fun, and has enjoyed following the evolution of Contemporary Christian music as it has gained popularity over the past 20 years.  

 

Alan Castleberry

Melanie Barnes - Children's Ministry Director

Email: mellyki@yahoo.com

Phone: 479.444.8233

Melanie Barnes, Director of Children’s Ministry, is a CPA-turned-stay-at-home-mom who has been active in the United Methodist church her whole life.  Her family has been attending FUMC since 2013 and she has been in charge of our children’s ministry since the fall of 2016.  She and her husband Daniel have 3 children, Elizabeth (age 11), Joshua (age 8), and Benjamin (age 6).  She loves children and considers it a privilege to teach them about God’s great love for them!  Proverbs 22:6, Jeremiah 29:11

Melanie Barnes

Daniel Barnes - Finance Committee Chair

Email: dbarnes@mce.us.com

Daniel Barnes

Elizabeth Floyd - Lay Leader

Email: veliz40@aol.com

Elizabeth Floyd

Jonathan King - Administrative Council Chair

Email: jonbking@gmail.com

Jonathan King

Dennis Patrick - Church Treasurer

Email: dennisandlinda2@cox.net

Dennis Patrick

Dennis Sanders- Board of Trustees Chair

Email: dsgovols1@gmail.com

Dennis Sanders

Patti Sanders- Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Chair

Email: psgovols1@gmail.com

Patti Sanders