Our Staff

Pastor: Keith Michaels

Secretary: TBD


ROSS-KELSEY-17Youth: Kelsey Ross

Kelsey (23 years old) felt called into ministry at the age of 18 and was hired as a Youth Director for East Alton 1st United Methodist Church in September of 2011.  She has been a camp counselor for the past 8 years and have loved working with teenagers every step of the way.

She graduated from SIUE with her Bachelor’s of English Lit in 2014 and is currently working with children with disabilities during the week, when not working at the church.


BOHN-AMY-10Parish Nurse: Amy Bohn

Amy is a Faith Community Nurse for Alton Memorial Hospital, currently serving three local congregations. She has been a registered nurse for eighteen years and has worked in the areas of medical/surgical, rehab, pediatrics and home health nursing. Post graduating, Alton Senior High School, Alton, IL, she received her registered nurse training from Lewis and Clark Community College of Godfrey, IL and then received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from McKendree College of Lebanon, IL.

Amy resides with her husband Patrick and two daughters, Haley 5 years old and Hadley 3 years old in Godfrey, IL. They are members of St. Ambrose Catholic Church of Godfrey. Patrick is employed by IBEW Local 649 and works at Phillips 66 as an electrician. In her spare time, she enjoys working in the garden, home design and being with her family.

Amy feels that God has truly guided her on a path towards Parish Nurse Ministry and she is grateful to serve East Alton First United Methodist Church. Faith Community Nursing allows her the ability and time to serve the “whole patient”-the mind, body and soul. Her mission is “to bring the healing love of Jesus Christ to the church and community through care, listening, services, programs and prayer.”


SMITH-CHARLES-48Choir Director: Charles Smith


Organist: Sue Keasler