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Will Flaherty
Director of Children & Youth Ministries

What do you love about your role as Director of Children & Youth Ministries at St. Joe First UMC?

The thing I love most about my role is that I get to meet young people wherever they are at in life and I get to try and show them the same unconditional love that Jesus Christ showed to us.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing."

James 1:2-4

What is your favorite book or movie?

Book: The Percy Jackson Series ( I have a love of Mythology)

Movies: (3-way tie) The Lion King, Remember the Titans and Hotel Rwanda


What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and watching movies.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

While I don’t have a favorite vacation spot, I have always wanted to visit Ireland, Greece and Rome.


What type of music do you like?

The main types of music I listen to are: Christian, Classical, Show Tunes, and Film and TV Scores.

What is your favorite thing about St. Joe First UMC?

My favorite thing about First UMC is the importance and focus that we put on our children and youth programming.

Tell us about your family.

My family consists mainly of my mother Michelle, and my sister Juli. My Grandma Jean also lives in the area.


Share one random fact about yourself.

One totally random fact about myself is that I participated in dance (Show Choir) for 12 years and I taught it for 3 years.

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