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Catherine Gatlin

Co-Director of Children’s Ministries

Catherine Gatlin is dedicated to fostering love and connection among children and their families at First United Methodist Church. Her journey at FUMC began in 2013 as an assistant in Children’s Ministries, and over the years, she progressed to the roles of interim and co-director by 2021. Catherine's passion lies in guiding children and families to discover their place within our faith community. Having grown up at FUMC, she is committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed at the table.

Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hendrix College (2000) and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2002). Before joining the church, she accumulated diverse experience in medical social work, working with individuals spanning all age groups, from children to older adults.

Outside of her professional life, Catherine is a devoted mother to three energetic boys, always striving to keep up with their bustling activities. She also finds joy in exploring new places through travel. Spotting Catherine and her family at US Pizza and Tacos 4 Life is a common occurrence when they're out and about in town.

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8:30 a.m. | In-person worship
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:05 a.m. | In-person worship
Good News Celebration Worship in the Great Hall
11:00 a.m. | In-person worship
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:05 & 11 a.m. | Online worship