First United Methodist Church

Salem, Ohio

Our Staff

Rev. P. Douglas George 


Originally from the East End (East Liverpool, OH), Rev. George and his wife Joyce bring a wealth of experience to Salem First UMC. Rev. George graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary and has been ministering within the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years. Rev. George and his wife enjoy spending time with their grandchildren Rachel Eden, Katie Grace, Lydia Jane, Melody Eve, Magdalene Joy, Michael Dean, Amelia Charity, Adeline Fatih and children Wes, Jonathan, and Amanda.

Mr. Brian Schell

Youth Director

Mrs. Yvonne Bennett

Church Treasurer

Mrs. Jenny Toporcer

Office Manager

Mrs. Linda Peterson


Mr. Rick Menough

Maintenance Custodian

Charles Ruble


Pastor John Fitch

Evangelist "Hearts on Fire" Service

Chris Brown

Director of Music