Meet Our Staff

Eddie Bone-Pastor
Pastor Eddie was born in Cape Girardeau, MO in 1962 and grew up in the bootheel of MO in the small town of Gideon. He graduated from high school in 1980 and  from SEMO in 1985 with a B.S. in Education. He received his call to ministry in 1989. He pastored both the  Libertyville and Doe Run United Methodist Churches and began working on his Masters of Divinity at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  He graduated with his Masters of Divinity in 1993.  On January 30th of 1993 he married Elaine Jackson. He and his new wife came to the First United Methodist Church of Park Hills that same year. Pastor Eddie and Elaine are looking forward to many more years of ministry at 1st UMC. Pastor Eddie and Elaine do not have any children, but have a dog named Henry.

Ryan Hassell-worship leader

Ryan Hassell grew up in St. Francois County and has lived in this area most of his life.  He earned his music degree at Golden Gate Theological Seminary.  He teaches and leads choirs  in the West County School District. Ryan has taught middle and high school. He has also worked part-time as a Worship Leader for several churches.  

Carla House-secretary

Carla has two grown children, Chris and Missy. Carla has worked at 1st UMC since 2015. In addition to working at 1st UMC, Carla also works part time in real estate.