Pastor Tish has been a United Methodist clergy for fifteen years. She earned her Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 2016 and was ordained as an Elder in the Missouri Conference June 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Southeast Missouri State University. Pastor Tish came to us from The Connection, a United Methodist Church that she started in South St. Louis City in 2008. She excels at inviting people into relationship with God through Jesus Christ, creating opportunities for people to experience God in their daily lives, and empowering the church for ministry in the world.

Rev. Tish Green

Pastor of First United Methodist Church - Festus/Crystal City

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Pastor Tish is a graduate of Festus High School (you may remember her as Tish Laiben) and is married to James Green, a Herculaneum graduate. Their son, Levi, attends Festus Schools, is active with our Youth Group and can often be spotted filling in on drums with our modern worship band.
Pastor Tish is excited for the opportunity to be in ministry in her hometown with a church of such history and high standing in the community. She and her family are enjoying connecting with the congregation and community.

Judy Zoellner

Office Manager

Paige Laiben

Modern Worship Leader

Pastor Tish on Virtual Career Day at Festus Intermediate School

Pastor Tish

Virtual Career Day Video

for Festus Intermediate School

Scott Hammon

Facilities Manager

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Judy Hughey


Andrea Johnson


Samantha Cathcart


All Sunday Services

Dan Cathcart

Youth Leader

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First United Methodist Church - Festus/Crystal City

113 Grand Avenue, Festus, Missouri 63028

636.937.6205  ~  Rev. Tish Green