Our Staff

Patricia Duckworth

Office Manager

Patricia has served as Albany First United Methodist Church’s office manager and administrative assistant since 1985. She is in the church office from 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; reach her at 541.928.3505 or via email.

Church Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-12:30

Wednesday 1-5.

Lori Mohr

Preschool Director

I started here at the ELC in the summer of 1991. I have held every position our school has and by far my favorites are when I get to work with the kiddos in the classrooms.

In my off time I am home with my husband and son with our two dogs and new kitty, usually drinking an iced coffee listening to Minecraft videos in the background.

My favorite accessory is my hair, I change the color and cut often and sometimes the kids help me choose a color!

Lori Mohr

Early Learning Center

Lori is at the center every day, and can be reached at 541-928-4363, or by email Lori@albanymethodist.org.

Contact Lori at 541-928-4363, or by email Lori@albanymethodist.org

Eric McKirdy

Music Director & Principal Organist

Eric McKirdy has played the organ since the age of 13, and studied it in college at the University of Oregonwith Dr. Barbara Baird. He has since given numerous recitals around North America, Europe and the UK, as well as serving as organist for several choirs and ensembles. Eric is a guest organist on the historic Mormon Tabernacle organ in Salt Lake City, UT and travels there specifically to accompany visiting choirs which perform in the Tabernacle. He has held numerous leadership positions with the American Guild, and is the principal organist and music director at Albany First United Methodist Church. Eric and his family reside in Salem, OR.

Kate Conolly


From Chicago to eastern Idaho to the Portland area to eastern Oregon and now to the Willamette Valley – Kate has loved being a United Methodist pastor. She is thrilled to be the pastor at Albany First United Methodist Church where she has found spiritually alive, risk-taking, missionally minded folk who love Jesus and who want to bless each other and bless their community and world.

Kate believes that God deeply and unconditionally loves everyone. She believes that we see this most clearly in the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus and that we are called as followers of Jesus to be constantly growing in our capacity to love God, one another and ourselves.