Buddy Gharring

New to Twin Falls in July 2018, Buddy comes from the Independent Christian Church movement. He has spent time in churches and church plants raging in size from around 25 up to 1500. Buddy has experience speaking and leading in Youth, Young Adult, Worship, and Men's ministry settings, among others. As an InterCultural Studies major he spent time organizing free medical clinics in Haiti and the Philippines, and in Thailand & Cambodia connecting with Safe House staff.

Buddy works under the appointment of Duane Anders and the coaching of Dana Hicks.

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Etha Carruthers

Our Church Administrator Etha comes from a Methodist & Presbyterian background, and has volunteered with or been on staff here at Twin Falls First UMC since the 1990's! She has served in youth and children’s ministries, finance, and administration roles among others over the years. If you've got a question about the history of this building or of this congregation, Etha is the person to ask!

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Brenda Manning

Our choir director and organist, Brenda also teaches music education courses for children through Let's Play Music, and organizes our public concerts. She's one busy individual! An active member of the LDS church, she is passionate about music and an integral part of our community.

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