Our Staff

Pastoral Staff

Brady S. Whitton, Brady Whitton, Senior Pastor, FUMC of Baton Rouge
Rev. Brady Whitton
Senior Pastor
Fernie Rivera, Senior Pastor, America Street Worship, Emerging Worship, FUMC of Baton Rouge
Rev. Fernie Rivera
Pastor of America Street and Emerging Worship
Pattye Hewitt, FUMC of Baton Rouge, Executive Pastor
Rev. Pattye Hewitt
Executive Director of Inviting and Welcoming Ministries and Congregational Care
Executive Director, ‎Director of Christian Education, Becky Poor, FUMC, Baton Rouge
Rev. Becky Poor
Executive Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Member Engagement
Rev. Dr. Don Cottrill
Pastor Emeritus
Deacon, Rev. Ann Trousdale, Ann Trousdale
Rev. Ann Trousdale

Worship and Music

Lamar Drummonds, Music Director, FUMC of Baton Rouge
Lamar Drummonds
Executive Director of Sanctuary Music and Worship
Assistant Director of Music and Worship, Joshua Cheney, Josh Cheney, FUMCBR
Josh Cheney
Assistant Director of Music and Worship
Dr. Richard Webb
Organist and Music Associate
Zac Ragsdale, FUMCBR, America Street Service Sound Engineer
Zac Ragsdale
America Street Service Sound Engineer
Jamie Dickey
Emerging Worship Media Coordinator
Katie Davis
Emerging Worship Media Coordinator

Children, Youth and Missions

George Ragsdale, Executive Director of Children, Youth & Missions
George Ragsdale
Executive Director of Children, Youth and Missions
Sirena Brock, First United Methodist Church, Director of Children's Ministries
Sirena Brock
Director of Children's Ministry
Kale Wetekamm
Director of Youth Ministry
Director of Missions, Alex Byo, FUMC Baton Rouge
Alex Byo
Director of Missions and Revive225
Phil Espinoza
Missionary to the Public Schools
Emily Blakeney
Children's Associate

Spiritual Formation and Adult Education

Director of Spiritual Formation, Cherri Johnson, First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge
Cherri Johnson
Director of Spiritual Formation
Jamye St. Romain
Director of Adult Education

Congregational Care

Sandra King, First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Director of Congregational Care
Sandra King
Director of Care and Senior Adult Ministry
Rebecca Mitchell, FUMC of Baton Rouge, Visitation Associate
Rebecca Mitchell
Visitation Associate
Congregational Care Assistant, Dottie Anklam
Dottie Anklam
Congregational Care Assistant

Member Engagement and Welcoming Ministries

Jennifer Stephens, Member Engagement Coordinator
Jennifer Stephens
Member Engagement Coordinator
Shelly Caro, FUMC of Baton Rouge, Coordinator of. Welcoming Ministries
Shelly Caro
Welcoming Ministries Coordinator
Amy Book
Director of Communications

Early Learning Center

Pam Brignac
Director of the Early Learning Center
Jill Burr
Assistant Director of the Early Learning Center

Administrative Staff

Beth Fraser, Executive Director of Finance and Administration
Beth Fraser
Executive Director of Finance and Administration
Accountant, FUMCBR, Bonnie Brignac
Bonnie Brignac
Virginia Guffey
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor
‎Administrative Assistant, Business Office, Melissa Feigley, FUMC
Melissa Feigley
Administrative Assistant for the Business Office
Financial Secretary, Fifa Kissinger
Fifa Kissinger
Financial Secretary
Toni Gilboy, First United Methodist, Front Desk Receptionist
Toni Gilboy
Front Desk Receptionist

Custodian Staff

Quincey Mitchell, First United Methodist, Director of Facilities
Quincey Mitchell
Director of Facilities
Head Chef, Kevin Roberson, FUMC-BR
Kevin Roberson
Head Chef
Durrell Domino, Custodian
Durrell Domino
Shalonda Hawkins
Byron Hollins
Butch Robertson, Custodian
Butch Robertson
Jacqueline Robins
Sara Rose, First United Methodist Church of BR, Custodian
Sara Rose
Germaine Weeks, FUMC
Germaine Weeks
Adrian Dubroc