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First United Methodist Church

117 N 2nd St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Pastor Michael Atkinson

Parking at rear of church
access from West Pike Street

Current Staff & Emeritus Staff

Pastor Michael Q Atkinson

"I believe God is, even now, beginning to unfold something amazing at 1st Church. As we journey together in love, work together for God's Kingdom, and resolve to stay focused and committed to God's vision for us, we will make a difference in the lives of people in Clarksburg, surrounding communities and around the world! I truly hope that you will join me in embracing this journey!"

Contact Pastor Michael or 304-623-3397

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Anna Troy, Associate Pastor
United Methodist Deacon

      Brett Miller

 Music Director (Staff)

Brett T. Miller, a native of Lancaster PA, graduated from WVWC in 2006, and received his master of library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011; In addition to being Music Director at FUMC, Brett is Director Of Library Services and Archivist at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Email church office to leave message for Brett: or


Dr Jessica Scott - Organist (Staff)

Jessica joined us in 2018 as organist for FUMC. She currently is an Assistant Professor and Gender Studies Coordinator at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her degrees are B.A. in Music, WVWC; M. Music in Organ Performance, University of Illinois; Honours Degree in Gender and Transformation, University of Cape Town, South Africa; and M. Social Science in Gender Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Email church office to leave message for Jessica:

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Madison Stout recently hired as Director of Youth Ministry - 10/2022

2015 graduate of Alderson Broaddus University with B.A. in Christian Studies and a minor in Psychology
Currently a 7th grade English Teacher for Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School
Married to Alex, Son Noah

"As we build the youth program back up, I humbly ask that anyone who would like to help in any way - whether it's working directly with youth, providing snacks, or helping to recruit volunteers - that you please reach out to let me know your interest in doing so. They say it takes a village, and I'd love to figure out what our village looks like so we can dig into planning"

Welcome!! Our new Part-Time Folks

- starting September 1, 2023
Leah Wray, Administrative Assistant
Anna Troy, United Methodist Deacon
Both can be contacted at

Don Gardner is also Music Director Emeritus
(Retired Staff)

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    First United Methodist Church
    117 N. Second St.
    Clarksburg, WV    26301