Carmichaels First United Methodist Church

Church Leaders

Reverend Dayton Mix

Dayton Mix is the pastor of our church. Dayton graduated Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Since 1996, Dayton has served churches in Spartansburg, Union City, Patton, DuBois, Reynoldsville, and Clarks Mills. He has served on district and conference committees, as well as ministerium groups, Salvation Army units, and scout groups. His hobbies are reading, photography, camping, history, genealogy, writing and blogging.

Arta Whipkey

Arta Whipkey is the Director of Christian Education and Sunday School Supervisor. She is in charge of assigning Sunday School teachers to their class rooms, as well as ordering all the supplies that are needed. Arta takes care of all junior church and nursery activities for the children. She also directs the children's choir, and is in charge of planning and hosting VBS in the summer.



Mary Catherine Kirk

Mary Catherine Kirk is in charge of all activities that involve music in the church. She has been playing piano since she was 15 years old, and has played the organ for the church for over 45 years. She also directs the adult choir.





Martha Ochkie

Martha Ochkie is the church's secretary. She is in charge of posting events for the church calendar, typing up the bulletin for Sunday worship, taking phone calls, and lending the pastor a helping hand by keeping the office organized.