Our Staff

Rev. Adam Leathers

Greetings! For those of you I have not met, my name is Rev. Adam Leathers and I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve as the new pastor of Perry First United Methodist Church. My wife, Virginia, and I are in process of moving into your wonderful parsonage and I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. A little about us…we hail from rural towns in Colorado. In 2004 I received my call to ministry and we moved to Kansas City, Missouri so I could attend Saint Paul School of Theology. While there I served as Associate Pastor at Grand Ave Temple United Methodist Church; a church family for homeless people. I graduated with my Master’s Degree of Divinity in 2008 and my wife got accepted to the University of Oklahoma for her graduate degree in Higher Education Administration. We moved to Wellston, Oklahoma where I served as pastor of their United Methodist Church for four years, during which time, Virginia began to work for Oklahoma State University in their Admissions department and still does so. In 2012 I was appointed as Senior Pastor of Penn Ave. Redemption United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City- this is a church family for prison inmates and their families. We would bus prison inmates in from the local community corrections center for worship and meals. The next year I was appointed as Executive Director of Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries of Oklahoma, Inc.; a United Methodist based 501c3 nonprofit agency dedicated to ministering to prison inmates and their families and in 2014 I was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church…and now we’re here! Virginia and I enjoy the outdoors, fitness, racquetball, and rock climbing. If we have not met, stop by the church sometime or give me a holler. My e-mail is adam.leathers@perryfumc.com and my cell phone number is (405) 240-3140.

Administrative Assistant: Debbie Bolay

Receptionist: Darlene Roads

Music Director, Pianist/Organist: Nancy Thomason

Younger Persons Ministries Director: Paige Schwandt 

Sunday School Superintendent: Shelby Webb and Alicia Prince

Nursery Coordinator: Lori St. Clair

Custodian: Jane Bullock