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Senior Pastor – Rev. Bryan Diffee

Rev. Bryan Diffee is a lifelong United Methodist and a fifth generation pastor. Bryan has been in ministry since 1996 and has served churches all across south Arkansas. Bryan is a graduate of Henderson State University and Memphis Theological Seminary. Bryan and his wife Gretchen were married in 2001 and together they have 3 children Steven, Brad, and Hannah. Bryan’s interests include listening to and playing music, reading, movies, travel, and ventriloquism.

Associate Pastor and Youth Minister – Rev. Lori Fallon

Rev. Lori Fallon is the Associate Pastor and Youth Minister at First United Methodist Church in Monticello, AR.  She has been in full-time youth ministry at FUMC, Monticello, since 2005.  In 2017, Lori received her local pastor license and was appointed to FUMC, Monticello, as the associate pastor.  She worked as a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 8 years in both small and large hospitals before being led to youth ministry.  She grew up in Jena, a small town in central Louisiana, and graduated high school in 1992.  After graduation, she went to Louisiana Tech University and graduated magna cum laude with her BGS in General Studies.  After graduation at Louisiana Tech University, she moved to Little Rock and was accepted into the Nuclear Medicine Technology program and received her BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology from UAMS. 

Lori has been married to her college sweetheart Greg Fallon since 1996 and they are the proud parents of two teenage daughters, Sydney and Mallory.  In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel domestically and abroad, read books, watch movies, cook and play games. 

Children’s Minister – Brenda Wright
Administrative Assistant & Finance Secretary – Lynne Russell
Music Minister – Kathy Lyon
Children’s Choir Director –           Kathy Borchardt
Children’s Handbell Director – Jennifer Fryer
Instrumentalist – Mary Donaldson
Audio-Visual Tech – Michael Reed
Nursery Director & Custodian –   Fern Fincher