Staff

Pastor Youngmi Jung

Pastor Youngmi began her service with our church on July 1 of this year.

A brief introduction will soon be added to the website.

Brent Peterson, Music Director and Organist

Music Director and Organist

Brent has been at First UMC since 2004.  He has served as pianist, organist, or director, at various churches and denominations, almost every Sunday since 1971.  In addition to church work, he has significant choral experience with civic groups including Arizona Opera, Phoenix Symphony Chorus, and locally, Santa Clara Chorale.  Brent received his music degree from Grand Canyon College.

Brent’s wife Rachel is a frequent soloist at First UMC, and his younger son Joshua has played guitar for us.  Brent’s adult son Tom is also a church musician, Director of Music at Christ Church of the Ascension Episcopal in Phoenix, and adjunct music faculty member at Phoenix College.