New Youth Minister Hire

Searcy 1st Welcomes Shane Staton, Youth Minister!

Shane Staton has accepted the position as Minister to Youth and Families with Youth here at Searcy First United Methodist Church. The SPRC has interviewed candidates over the past month and have unanimously and enthusiastically chosen Shane as the right choice to lead our Youth Ministry going forward.

In his resume, he says: "I am 43 years old and have a wonderful wife, Dr. Cathy Staton, of 21 years, and a 15-year-old daughter, Victoria. I enjoy the outdoors and love to play my guitar, camp, hike, and snow ski. I have a great sense of humor and love to entertain. I have a passion for youth and a passion for Jesus Christ. For most of the past 21 years, I have been involved in Youth Ministry in one way or another. I cannot imagine a life where I was not working in the church and helping people understand their places in the world and their places in the Kingdom of God." You will learn more about the Staton's very soon. For now, please know Shane is a great fit for our Youth Ministry, a great addition to our staff and a first class guy in every aspect. This is a good day for Searcy 1st! Thanks be to God. 

Shane is currently the Youth Minister at the Cabot United Methodist Church. He has served there for nearly nine years. February 18th will be his first official Sunday on staff here in Searcy. 

You can reach out to welcome Shane via email: Let's give Shane, Cathy and Victoria the Searcy 1st welcome.