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Joplin First

United Methodist Church

501 West 4th Street
Joplin  |  MO 64801

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Pastor Marsha West Eichler

Pastor Marsha and her husband Dean have been serving as ministry partners at churches in Kansas City and Washington, Missouri for the past 20 years. Now as part of the Joplin community, they are excited by all of the opportunities to serve God and others through Joplin First UMC.

Meet the team.

Melissa Belk

Connections Coordinator

Teresa Vigueras

Family & Missions Ministries

Beth Cooper

Lay Leader

Ed McAllister

Governing Board Chair

Dustin Carey

Modern Worship Leader

Larry Sanborn

Classic Worship Leader

Gloria Sanborn

Organist & Music Ministry

Glenda Austin


Don Hodges

Care Team Leader

Dave Smith

Vice-Chair Governing Board

Dean Eichler

Media & Design

Deanna Anderson