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Service Times
Saturday at 5:00pm
Sunday at 8:30am (Traditional)
201 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 635-6886

Senior Pastor


Daniel has served as the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church since 2006. Before his appointment at First he also served as the pastor of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Fayette, Missouri, and as the associate pastor of United Methodist Church of the Shepherd in Saint Charles, Missouri.

Growing up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in religion and German from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and his Master of Divinity from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Outside of the local church, Daniel has served on the Missouri Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the Capital Area Interfaith Alliance, and on the Boards of Directors for the Missouri Area Ministers School, the Saint Louis Wesley Foundation, and the Lincoln University (Jefferson City) Wesley Foundation.

Daniel is married to Kristen, who received her Master of Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis. Kristen serves as the executive director of Common Ground Community Building, an ecumenical community center specializing in relationship-focused, professional services aimed at helping individuals and families achieve sustainable freedom from poverty. Kristen and Daniel are the proud parents of Elijah and Maggie.

Daniel enjoys hobby board games, science fiction television, Indian food, books by monastics and mystics, and opportunities to learn about other cultures and customs. Most of all, he finds joy in time with his family.

Church Staff

Updated Sanctuary

Services last about 1 hr and we make sure to keep you comfortable. We utilize large TV screens so words are easy to read. High quality audio sound system makes it easy to hear wherever you decide to sit. Hearing assist packs are also available.


Our Flavor

You can be confident you’ll walk away from any sermon armed with the lessons and scriptures from the Bible to help you through each day. At First United Methodist Church we are also striving to Love Better in the world as well as our local community. Everyone is Welcome in the doors of First United Methodist Jefferson City.

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