Sherry Hill | Director of Children's Ministry

Sherry is a Pulaski native.  She has been a member of First United Church for over 10 years.  She is married to Jim Hill and has three children, Lauren Cox, Grayson Holley, and Tanner Holley. She graduated from Athens State University with a B.S in Psychology and Middle Tennessee State University with a M.A. in Sociology.  She has a passion for children and has worked with them for over 27 years.

FUMC Staff

About FUMC Pulaski

​We welcome you to the First United Methodist Church of Pulaski, TN.  ​We strive to be a family of disciples inviting all people into a growing relationship with Christ. ​  ​We are so glad to have you and yours be a part of our growing family of faith.   

We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ and we do that by ENGAGING, CONNECTING, EQUIPPING, and SENDING people for Jesus Christ and making our community a better place to live.

Our Mission:  To make disciples of Jesus Christ

​Vision: Engaging, connecting, equipping, and sending people for Jesus Christ and making our community a better place to live

​Values: FUMC values Faith, Community and Love. 

Faith: We are called to have bold FAITH--knowing God is leading us to take big steps to share Christ's light in our community. 

Community: We are called to create great, intentional COMMUNITY where all grow in relationship with God and neighbor. 

Love: We are called to LOVE as Christ LOVES--boldly, energetically, fervently.

Randy Shay  |  Custodian  |  contact

We invite you to worship with us on Sunday mornings and want to personally welcome you to the First United Methodist Church of Pulaski, TN.  Our church has a long history of effective ministry within our church, community, and beyond our county, state, and country borders.  Please see our Ministries page for more ways we serve. ​Be sure to look for one of our greeters who can also answer your questions and help you find your way around. ​​​

Fred Lindsey  |  Custodian  |  contact

Clare Sevier Ray |  Director of Music

Clare made a decision to follow Christ when she was a young child. She went to college to study music while playing tennis on scholarship. It was not until after she finished playing tennis that she wondered what God had for her to pursue in music. Directly after graduation, she joined the Continental Singers and traveled the U.S., Canada, and Europe spreading the love of Jesus through music.  After one year of singing, she truly felt God called her into music ministry. She moved to Fort Worth, TX and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and studied voice performance.

Joe Appleton  |  Custodian  |  contact

Pastor Mark McGraw | Director of Youth Ministry

Pastor Mark has a passion for working with students and serving those in need. He grew up in Denver, CO, and Graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a BA in Youth Ministry and a BA in Social Work. Mark is currently attending the Center of Youth Ministry Training (CYMT) for his Master's in Youth Ministry. He and his wife Amy both grew up in Colorado and enjoy the great indoors playing videogames, watching sitcoms and movies, and most of all reading comic books while drinking coffee and tea. Before serving at FUMC, Mark was a Youth Ministry Intern at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Meridian, ID. In the past, he has also served as the camp coordinator at Golden Bell Camp in Divide, CO.

Office Hours:Mon-Thur 8a.m. - 4p.m.   |  Phone: 931-363-2595 

Rev. Laura McMasters 

Minister of Campus and Community Engagement

Rev. Laura K. McMasters resides in Pulaski, TN, with her spouse Dr. Daniel McMasters, and their daughter Sophia.  Prior to this appointment, Laura served as College Chaplain at Martin Methodist College for 16 years and Director of Alumni Affairs & Annual Giving at UT Southern for two years. Rev. Laura is a native of Greentown, IN, where she grew up as a tractor driving farm girl, a year round athlete, and a 10 year 4-H member.  Laura has a bachelor's degree in Interpersonal Communications from the University of Evansville, and she earned a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University.  

Rachel Ross | Church Administrator

Rachel graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education. She has been living in Lawrenceburg, TN for less than a year and is thrilled to be a part of such a kind and caring community. A former middle and high school English teacher, she is excited to continue helping others in a new way and to invest in all of the wonderful projects going on at First United Methodist. Rachel is a girly-girl and loves all things pink, cute, and caffeinated. 


Rev. Zach Moffatt | Senior Pastor

Rev. Zach Moffatt has a passion for loving God and God's people.  He grew up in Kingston Springs, TN, is a graduate of Martin Methodist College where he received a BA in Theology and of Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he received his Masters of Divinity.   Zach and his wife, Kara are the proud parents of twins, Emma and William.  He enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, reading, hiking, coffee, and baseball.  Prior to serving at FUMC Pulaski, Zach served as Senior Pastor at Adams UMC in Adams, TN, and St. Stephen United Methodist in Marietta, GA while attending seminary.