1201 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113 · Church Office 851-2377 · Day School Office 851-2273

 

Meet our Staff

Get to know our team. We'd love to hear from you.

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Beth Waldrup

Senior Pastor

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Most people just call me Beth. Some formalize my name by saying Pastor Beth but I had been answering to Beth for forty years before I became a pastor so the name is fine with me. I was privileged to come to Maumelle in July of 2014 after serving churches in central Arkansas, northeast Arkansas and southwest Arkansas....

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Colin T. Bagby

Associate Pastor

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Colin likes books, podcasts, hip hop music, cheering for the Atlanta Braves, and has a dog named Montgomery. Colin and his wife, Landon, love spending time outdoors, watching movies, and discovering new restaurants...

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Kayla Tullos

Director of Children’s Ministry

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My name is Kayla Tullos and I have been the Director of Children’s Ministry since February 2017. I am married to my wonderful husband Andrew and we have three boys, Jacob, Carson, and Marshall. I am a Mississippi transplant and have loved being a part of the Maumelle community and the First Church Family...

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Dante Shelton

Director of Student Ministry

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My name is Dante and I have been serving as Director of Student Ministries since December 2015. My passion is evangelism and students but I am also certified as an chaplain through UAMS and have been ordained through Agape Church in Little Rock. My family is one of my greatest joys...

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Yolanda Traylor

Day School Director

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After mentoring and working with students in the Little Rock School District, Yolanda came to St James Learning Center June 2000. She spent 10 years as a teacher, 4 years as an Assistant Director and last 2 years as Site Supervisor of St James UMC. She is a 2003 graduate of Philander Smith College and the mother of 2 children, Jayla(16) and Jaythan(8)...

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Elizabeth McElroy

Church Administrator

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They call me the “other” Beth. I began working for First United Methodist Church in June 2006 as Receptionist and am now happily serving as Church Administrator. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Ron, for 33 years and we have 3 beautiful children, (Hunter, Emily & Sophie) one beautiful daughter-in-law, Staci, and a precious granddaughter named Evelyn Rae...

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