Meet Our Staff
I come from Milledgeville, Georgia, where I graduated from Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and I went on to received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
In 1988, I was appointed to Pine Forest UMC, Dublin, Georgia, where I served as the
Associate / Youth Pastor from 1988-1993.
I was appointed to serve
as the Senior Pastor of Pine Forest UMC in June 2014. I am now in my 29th year of pastoral ministry and am thrilled to be here! My wife,
Jan, and I have two children: Ashley, who is married Steven Shoemake and now lives
in Flowery Branch, Georgia; and Wesley, who
has a career in Echocardiography here in
Director of Evangelism and Missions
I grew up in Gray, Georgia and went to high school at Jones County High School. I have an undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University in Religious Studies, and am currently pursueing a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. I married my wife, Jordan, in 2017 and we currently live in Dublin with our two dogs, Beau and Bailey.
Director of Children’s Ministries
I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama then moved to Atlanta, Georgia when I was in High School. My undergraduate degree is from Georgia Southern University (Special Education) and eventually I added my Early Childhood education degree. Bucky and I married and made our home in Gordon, Georgia until 2003 when we moved to Dublin and joined Pine Forest United Methodist Church. We have 3 sons: Walker, Garrett and Brayden. I have been involved with the children’s ministry since 2005. It’s a tremendous blessing to watch children grow in their faith and to help them learn more about Jesus here at Pine Forest!
Director of Youth Ministries
I grew up in Dublin, Georgia and attended Trinity Christian School. My undergraduate is in Health Education from Georgia College and State University. I also received my Masters Degree in Public Health from Georgia College and State University in 2017. All while continuing my education, I worked at churches in youth and college ministries. It is there that I discerned my call to student ministry, and began to pursue that call in my life. My husband, Josh, and I got married in 2017 and now live in Dublin with our two dogs, Beau and Bailey.
I have been blessed to be on staff at Pine Forest as Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant since September 1988. I started out as a part time secretary, and used the typewriter for just about everything. These days we depend on computers! We have a great staff and we enjoy working together. And just as the church has grown, my job has also grown. In addition to staying busy in the office, I also enjoy volunteering with Pine Forest at the soup kitchen and Christmas gift wrapping at the mall. I enjoy DIY projects at home, sewing, crocheting, reading and playing with my dogs, Oliver and Lady Bug. I have one adult daughter, Nicole, who is a graduate of Georgia College and State University
As the Financial Secretary, I track and manage the assets of Pine Forest. What I like best about my job are the people of Pine Forest. I love gardening, reading and bridge. I have been at Pine Forest since December of 1999. My husband, Jimmy, and I have an adult daughter, Kristen (Mrs. Ryan McClung), who lives in Lewisburg, WV with two of the most intelligent and beautiful grandchildren ever placed on this earth!