Poplar Grove United Methodist Church Staff:

Pastor Doug Carroll is the senior pastor at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church.  He grew up on a farm just south of Stockton, IL.  Doug and his wife Cheryl were married in October of 1986 and they have two grown sons, Jason and Seth.  Jason is an officer in the Navy.  Seth and his wife, Carrie, live in Arkansas and work at Teen Challenge Ranch.

Pastor Doug is passionate about helping every person he can find their place in Godís plan.  If you are searching for a place to fit in and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ this is the place for you. 

We invite you to join us for worship Sundays at 8:00 or 10:00 am.  What you will find is other people just like you who desire to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and make a difference in the world.


Linda Geishert is the administrator of the day to day operations of the church. Please feel free to contact her for assistance with anything you might need or have questions about. If she can't help you, she'll connect you with someone who can. Linda is a North Boone alumni and has an associates degree in business administration. She has worked in the church office since 1996, is a long-time member of PGUMC, has been on mission trips and served in children's and adult ministries. Linda and her husband Kelly have a son Ethan in the US Navy in Virginia and daughter Lauren in college in Minnesota. Linda enjoys the outdoors, d.i.y. projects and gardening.   





Our Director of Chrildren and Youth Ministries is Kathe Keithley. She began as a volunteer with our Vacation Bible School in the summers, and was hired in 2013 to direct and coordinate our youth and educational programs. She has a bachelors degree in Education and has spent over 20 years working with children in public schools, in a home care setting, and as a teacher and the director of the Poplar Grove Preschool. She is "mom" to two busy teenagers and enjoys being a part of their sports, music and drama events. She likes to sing in the Praise Band and Choir here at church, and can never find enough time to read all the good books she has collected.