Our Staff

Staff Page HeaderAt First Church, we have a dedicated staff that is laser-focused on helping people find and follow Jesus. Some of us have been in ministry for decades, and some of us have only been serving the church for a handful of years, but all of us are excited to lead our church into serving our community. To contact any of the pastors, click the Contact Us button and send us an email! 

David Cann :: Lead Pastor

 

Yesudas (Dan) Devadan :: Congregational Care 

Yesudas (Dan) has been a United Methodist since he was a child in India; his father was a United Methodist preacher, and Dan has spent most of his life being educated by and serving in the United Methodist Church. Dan has a B.S degree from Mysore University, India; a Diploma in Medical Records Librarian Science from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; a Masters in Divinity from Drew University, Madison, NJ. He was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church through the New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served churches in New Jersey, North Dakota and Ohio. Following 15 years of ministering in Cortland Ohio, he retired and joined the staff of First Church as a Visitation and Congregational Care Pastor in 2004.  He visits people in the hospital, nursing homes and shut-ins at their own residence bringing them good news of comfort, hope, encouragement, and joy. Dan and his wife, Kathy, have been married since 2008. They enjoy listening to music, cooking, gardening, visiting family and friends and traveling.

Amy Tingley :: Office Manager

Amy has been on staff since March 2009. She and her husband, Phil, have one son, Ethan, who is employed at Grove City College.  Amy grew up in the United Methodist faith and remembers helping her mother do the same work she is doing for First Church now. She enjoys working with the people at First Church and loves serving in this capacity. She also enjoys walking, cycling, hiking, kayaking, computer work, cooking, and baking.