Rev. Clark Atkins, Senior Pastor
Clark Atkins became the senior pastor of First UMC – Siloam Springs in July 2017. He holds a Master of Divinity degree with Honors from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. Clark and his wife, Sherry, have two children: Allison and Sophia.
Three things he values about pastoral ministry in The United Methodist Church:
1. Building relationships with members of the church and community
2. Helping to discover the story of a local church and then both sharing that story with others and with the members of the church adding new exciting chapters to that story
3. The connectional nature of the UMC and the opportunity to be in ministry with others.
His passion for ministry: Working with the church to create vitality and to make disciples of Jesus Christ by continuously discovering the story and the mission field that is First United Methodist Church-Siloam Springs and then working with the congregation to share that story and engage in that mission field.
Manny joined the FUMCSS team in November 2013. He recently completed his Master’s of Theology in May 2013 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor Degree in Theology from Central Bible College. Manny and his wife Ashley have three children: Miah, Isaiah, and Emma. He enjoys reading (theological biographies), hanging out with his wife, and is an avid Broncos fan!
His desire is too see that both children and youth become become more exegetical in their thinking about God, deeper in their union with Christ, and more missional in their activities by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Larry Dodgen, Pastor Emeritus
Worship Arts Ministry
Rebekah Lindstrom, Worship Arts Minister
Rebekah Lindstrom joined the FUMC family as Worship Arts Minister in May 2016 after graduating from John Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Worship Arts. She grew up in Central Arkansas with her parents and older sister, Rachel.
Her ministry goal as Celebration Team Leader and Director of the Chancel/Handbell Choirs is to glorify God through the talents and gifts He has given, striving for excellence in music and leadership, while humbly leading others in praise and worship.
Job Smoot, Accompanist
Administrative & Support Staff
Glenda Gorszczyk, Administrative Assistant
Melissa Habermas, Communications Assistant
Gail Jackson, Custodian