Our Staff    

George Ragsdale

Executive Director of Student Ministries


George was born in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated from McMurray University. He has been working in youth ministry for 30 years. We'd say he's a Mexican food connoisseur and can whip up some mean green chili chicken enchiladas. George is a huge fan of the Avengers, Pandora radio and playing jokes on everyone.

Contact him at grags@firstmethodist.org.

 Kale Wetekamm 

Director of Youth Ministry


Kale is from Mandeville, La and loves all things about our home state - LSU, Saints, the food, the family, the music, and the outdoors. He went to LSU and graduated in Natural Resource Ecology and Management. His favorite holiday is Mardi Gras, and he once went surfing in Alaska! He loves to be outside, and is probably out running around the LSU lakes right now! 

You can contact him at kwet@firstmethodist.org

Youth Ministry Assistant


Liz is from Baton Rouge, LA and has been a member of FUMC her whole life.  She went to LSU and graduated in Chemical Engineering. She is currently in school to get her MBA with a specialization in Project Management. Liz's favorite holiday is Halloween! 

You can contact her at ehayes@firstmethodist.org

Elizabeth Hayes