Dr. Alan Weatherly
Senior Pastor/Pastor of Traditional Worship
Alan Weatherly came to Asbury in 1997, when the church was 10 years old. For many years Alan was an atheist. He became a Christian while working as an electrical engineer in Washington D.C. Alan also has a Master of Science degree in Soil Physics from Auburn University. He has a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary where he studied under Dr. Len Sweet. His doctoral work focused upon “The Spirituality of Jesus in the Postmodern World.” Alan has a special interest in the interface between science and faith. Also, he has a passion for the renewal of the Body of Christ through a growing hunger for the Lord in prayer and worship. This renewal will result in God mobilizing a new generation to evangelize the world. Alan and his wife Carla have two sons, Stephen and Patrick and a daughter-in-law, Rachel. Stephen and Rachel have just celebrated the birth of Alan’s first grandson, Thomas.
Dr. Tommy Gray
Tommy was born in Huntsville and grew up in nearby Arab. He began pastoring at the age of 18 at the same time he began attending UA Huntsville where he received a degree in Management Information Systems. After attending Memphis Theological Seminary he went on to receive his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Asbury Seminary.
Tommy comes to Asbury after 29 years of pastoral ministry that includes planting ClearBranch UMC in Trussville, where he served as the lead pastor for twelve years, and a four year stint as a District Superintendent. He has a particular interest in new churches and mentoring next generation leaders.
Tommy is married to Carrie and has two adult children, Matt and Breanne. His hobbies include golf, listening to jazz music and going to yard sales on Saturday mornings with his wife, Carrie.
Dr. Chris Montgomery
Pastor of Contemporary Worship
Chris’ main goal in life is to help people not only know what they believe, but why they believe what they believe. His passion comes from a deep desire to exalt Jesus above all things and edify people every time they gather in Jesus’ name.
As a pastor, Chris has been honored to serve in several different churches and ministry venues over his thirteen years of ministry. He has served as a youth minister, young adult minister, associate pastor, and lead pastor in local congregations. He has also been involved with different inner city ministries in various cities in the US.
When Chris is not in sitting in his office, standing behind a pulpit, or sleeping in a meeting, he is spending time with his wife, Emily, or wrestling with his son, Eddie Ray.
Campus Pastor, Harvest
Peter has served in full time ministry for over 23 years, many of which were served in youth ministry. So, of course, Peter has a firm command of practical jokes and goofy group games. His love of the Bible and belief in the power of relational ministry explains his undergraduate degrees in Bible theology and church planting, and he is also finishing a Master’s degree in counseling. Peter’s desire is to see the body of Christ meeting the needs of the community and sharing the hope that is found in Christ alone.
Peter married his wife, Rhonda, in 1994, and they have two kids, a high schooler, Pierson, and middle schooler, Sydney. When he can, Peter loves playing disc golf or anything with a Frisbee. As he steps into his new roll as Campus Pastor of Asbury Church Harvest, he is excited to serve the Harvest community and is convinced God is going to do great things.
Pastor of Local Missions and Care
Crissa Letson joined the Asbury Missions team in December, 2015, as coordinator for Celebrate Recovery and Community Transformation. She is a deacon in the process of ordination in the UMC. Crissa has been married to Greg, her very best friend, since 1998. She and Greg previously lived in Florence, Alabama, where she served as the Director of Connectional Ministries at Edgemont UMC. Crissa is a University of Alabama alum and received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of North Alabama. Her past experience includes career counseling in the university setting, mental health counseling and building relationships between the local church and community. Crissa and Greg have a deep passion to serve their community and consider themselves “local missionaries” wherever they live. God set a fire deep in their souls over 10 years ago to live on mission 24/7 and it’s been a wonderful, wild ride ever since.
Associate Pastor of Care
Deborah Timmons came to Asbury in June 2016. She serves as the Associate Pastor of Care and Celebrate Recovery, a ministry for persons with hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Deborah has a background that includes a certificate in computer programming, a BS degree Business Administration with a focus in Management, and a Master of Divinity from Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. She is currently pursuing a dual degree in Psychology at Walden University.
Deborah loves the Lord and has a deep passion for global missions and to see others to come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Deborah’s hobbies include working out in the gym, reading, and writing. She is the author of two books, Stepping Out, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Step Into Your Destiny, and Be a Risk-Taker and Watch God Move. She has also written three journals, God Thoughts, Hope for the Wounded, and Father Forgive Them. She is now writing her next book with more to come!
Minister of Facilities & Operations
In 1993 Bill, his wife Paula, and daughter Kellie, relocated to the Madison area. Soon after settling, a son, Rick, was born. As members of Asbury since 1994, the Munts family has been involved in many areas of church life over the years. Prior to joining the staff at Asbury, Bill served on the Board of Trustees, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Finance Committee, and the Long Range Planning Committee.
In addition to tending to the facilities on the Asbury campus full-time, Bill enjoys working on older British sports cars and home renovation. As a Christian, Bill has been moving from being a seeker to growing deeper in his faith through bible study groups and small groups.
Bill earned a BS in Industrial Technology in plastics processing from Illinois State University in 1985 and has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing engineering and plant/facilities engineering management.
Minister of Creative Communications
Chris has been serving on the Asbury staff in different roles since 2008. Whether leading worship, overseeing communication, or mentoring young leaders, her vision is to see the Church be unified in vision and passion for Jesus. She loves building teams of people rallied around common goals that bring a greater awareness of the presence of God among us.
Chris and her husband, John, have been married since 1987, and have served in ministry together since then. In the early years of their marriage, they traveled and performed in a Christian rock band before Christian rock bands were really accepted in main-stream churches. That was fun! From there, they went on to be church planters in the St. Louis area, until they landed in Madison in 1997.
In her spare time, she loves hanging with her kids and grandkids, having lake time, riding bikes, and laughing!
Associate Director of Creative Communications
In addition to helping our ministries tell their stories of impact through design, Andrea also manages the Asbury website. After graduating from Lee University with a B.A. in Public Relations, Andrea co-launched a Christian magazine into print before joining the Communications staff at Asbury. Now, she is grateful for the opportunity to do what she loves while supporting the church’s efforts to help people experience a deeper relationship with Christ. As Associate Director of Creative Communications, you may also see her staring at walls as she plans environment updates around campus, and when she’s not designing, traveling anywhere she has the chance.
Betsy is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (BA) and the University of Alabama (MA) with degrees in elementary education/special education. After 27 years as a resource teacher in the Decatur City Schools, she was a caregiver for several years before becoming a part-time receptionist in 2005 at Asbury UMC.
Director of Asbury Kids, Harvest
Kids Ministry Administrative Coordinator
Caren grew up in the Methodist Church tradition and was christened, confirmed, and married at the church where she grew up, in Birmingham. She moved to Dauphin Island in high school, and counts herself blessed to get to visit family at the beach!
After graduating from Auburn with a degree in Psychology, she married Christopher, and became an Army wife. While stationed in North Carolina, Caren earned her Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University. Caren and Christopher have two wonderful children, Dylan and Lydia, who love being a part of Asbury too.
Throughout the different churches that Caren has been a part of in the different cities that she has lived, Kids Ministry has always been a place where she has felt called to serve whether at VBS, Wednesday night activities, or Confirmation classes. She enjoys seeing and learning from the easy and uncomplicated love that children have for the Lord, and she considers it a great blessing to help encourage others on their walk with Christ.
Kids Ministry Small Group Coordinator
Prior to coming to work in Asbury’s Kids Ministry, Carla volunteered in many different aspects of Kids Ministry for years where she developed a love for God’s children and a desire to help them grow in their own spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. Having begun her own walk with Christ as a child in elementary school, she is excited to teach today’s children about God’s love for them. Carla is a graduate of Faulkner University’s School of Business and worked in marketing for Intergraph Corporation and at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp. Originally from New York, Carla lives in Madison with her husband Chris, and their two children.
Director of Student Ministry
Carl was born in Princeton, NJ in 1988. While he loved his childhood in the north, it’s hard to beat the warm weather, fried food, and cool accents of the south. He moved to Alabama during his high school years and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Psychology.
Since graduating, he has been able to live out his dream and calling of being in ministry. He serves the students of Asbury and the surrounding community as the Director of Student Ministry.
Carl loves the word of God, ultimate Frisbee, board games, chaos, nachos, and the outrageous minds of teenagers. War Eagle.
Traditional Technical Specialist
Born in raised in Jasper, Alabama, Carmen has always had a passion for music and technology. When deciding a career path, he decided, “Why not both?” Carmen is currently enrolled at UAH and is finishing his BA in Music with an emphasis on the budding Music Technology department.
Carmen has worked countless events throughout the state ranging from rock concerts to musicals to government conferences and is absolutely thrilled to call Asbury his newest home. When not performing with his band or doing tech work somewhere out in the universe, he can be found spending time with his family, working on art, or enjoying nature.
Associate Director of Local Missions and Care
Carrie was born and raised in Huntsville and finished high school in Guntersville. She loved life in Guntersville and could have never imagined leaving, much less marrying a pastor! Tommy and Carrie were married in 2008 and have since lived in Trussville, Pell City, Owens Cross Roads, and now Madison.
Carrie jumps at any chance to visit family in Guntersville, Oneonta, and Paducah, KY, including two grown bonus kids, Matt and Breanne (Colby), and grandkids Millie and Corbin. She also enjoys playing with the Asbury Orchestra and serving with D2J, Greeting Team, and Local Missions.
Of course, Carrie loves Jesus too! A LOT! As she says, “He has shown me more grace than I could ever imagine or deserve.”
As the daughter of church organists/choir directors, Cate’s gravitation toward serving in the church may be prevenient. Cate strives to keep one ear toward heaven to follow His call, in whatever direction He nudges. She is passionate about engaging God’s people through the creative arts, and through her current position as Communications Coordinator.
Cate’s education and training include undergrad & grad degrees in counseling psychology, vocal & theatre classes, and stints in marketing & real estate.
Cate has fun playing bass, loves to get lost in painting, and enjoys camping and other adventuring with her husband, Frank, and daughters, Brianna & Camden. She is blessed to be stepmom to three sons, one daughter-in-law, and Mimi to three grands. Cate physically resides in Harvest, but her heart is never far from the beach. Ask her about her encounter with a dragonfly!
Executive Assistant, Harvest
Cricket grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University (MSU) with a degree in accounting. She met her husband, Tim, at MSU and they were married in 1989 and have one son named Will, who is now in college.
Cricket and Tim joined Asbury in 1991 and have been very involved ever since. After working several years with a local defense contractor, taking some time off, and working in a few other interesting positions, Cricket joined the finance office at Asbury in 2012. In addition, she tries to keep the ladies of Thursday Morning Bible Study organized and moving along!
Director of Guest Services
Dana was incredibly blessed to grow up in a Christian home and always remembers feeling the love of Jesus. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she earned her BS in Business Management in 1987. She is an active civic volunteer, wife and mother. Being the wife of an active duty Army Officer for over 20 years afforded her the opportunity to travel the world and hold positions in a variety of organizations including The University of Maryland European Division, the United States Embassy, Abu Dhabi, UAE and the Military Child Education Coalition.
Dana grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and in middle school her family moved to Kansas City, where she met her high school sweetheart. After attending college, they married in 1986 and began a life as a military family. In 2000, after nine moves with the Army, Dana’s husband was assigned to Redstone Arsenal, and their family quickly fell in love with the area.
Soon after arriving, their family joined Asbury. She quickly became very involved in children’s ministry, volunteering for Kids Church, Vacation Bible School, and lots of other fun jobs. As their children grew, she transitioned to volunteering with women’s ministries. She was thrilled when the opportunity to join the staff at Asbury opened up in 2014. She jumped at the chance to work at the church that she loves so much. Dana and her husband, Troy, have two grown children; Whitney and Matt.
Kids Ministry Nursery Coordinator
After attending Asbury for several years, Danielle Westrope and her family became church members in 2000. Growing up with a heart for children, Danielle began working in the Asbury nursery as a caregiver in March 2003. Danielle has volunteered with Student Ministry as well as Kids Ministry. Her latest role is that of Nursery Coordinator with the Kids Ministry.
Danielle has found a way to answer the calling the Lord has given her to help provide a Christ centered nursery for the families of Asbury and the Madison community. Danielle and her husband Drew have three children Whitney, Nick, and Dylan and a granddaughter, Aria.
Traditional Music Orchestra Director
David began directing Asbury’s orchestra in 2011, after making Asbury his church home one year prior. In addition to conducting Asbury’s orchestra, he conducts the Huntsville Youth Orchestra and is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at UAH.
David and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Ella and Anna.
Diann has a BA in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from THE University of Alabama where she marched in the Million Dollar Band. She has worked in a variety of environments since graduation including banking and real estate and joined the staff of Asbury in 2010.
Diann is married to her college sweetheart, Bill, and they have 3 children, who have all been active at Asbury since birth. Currently serving as an Executive Assistant, Diann loves her job and working with all the ministries here at Asbury.
Associate Director of Traditional Music and Arts
Associate Pastor of Care
Doug was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in the Lutheran Church. He is an ordained clergy person with the Evangelical Covenant Church and a member of Asbury serving as the Associate Pastor of Care. He is a retired Army Chaplain with over 31 years of experience serving in the military. Doug has a Masters of Divinity Degree from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling & Family Life Education, from Kansas State University.
Doug has always had a passion to provide pastoral care for those in the hospital, those housebound, and those in care facilities. He enjoys counseling individuals and those who need help in strengthening their marriage. He also serves with the local Kairos prison ministry and the Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville. He has had numerous years of experience working with men’s ministry, family ministries, in chapels, and in military and civilian communities across the world.
Doug’s life verse is Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until he takes you home.”
Student Ministry Intern
Emily Jacklin was born and raised in Madison. She became involved with Asbury’s Student Ministry when she was a high school student. It was there when she fell in love with the Lord, and gained a heart for loving and mentoring younger students. In 2016, she graduated from James Clemens High School. She is now an Asbury Student Ministry intern, where she serves by teaching and mentoring student small groups, and contributing to the planning and organization of various student events. She will soon finish her first two years at Calhoun Community College, and plans to transfer to The University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she will study psychology. She dreams of one day becoming a Christian counselor.
Food Services Manager
Gary grew up in Pennsylvania and still loves the Steelers and Penn State football. He graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Secondary Education. After working for 33 years as civilian employee for the Department of the Army in the fields of education, supply and logistics systems, he retired in 2006.
In 2011, Gary came to work in the Food Services Ministry at Asbury, where he now serves as Food Services Manager. He also is one of the lead coordinators for the Homeless Tent City Ministry, which feeds and provides spiritual nourishment to over 60 individuals each week.
Gary is married to Linda, and together they have attended Asbury since 2007. They have a blended family of four children, and are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.
Kids Ministry Events Coordinator
Heidi Smith is the Events Coordinator for Kids Ministry. She has worked at Asbury in some form since 2010.
Heidi was born and raised in Southern California, and later grew up in Northern Virginia. She graduated from Radford University with her Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management. Heidi met her husband, Jay, while working through college at Red Robin.
Once Jay and Heidi graduated they moved to Alabama in 2008 and got married here at Asbury. They have 4 children, Deonte, Hayden, Kayleigh and Saydee Kate. Jay and Heidi have a huge heart for helping others, and they have started a ministry in their own home for underprivileged teenage boys.
Student Ministry Administrative Coordinator
Jean moved to Madison in 2010 from north Georgia, but was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her BS in Journalism and Communications from Louisiana Tech University and her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Georgia College and State University.
After years of teaching elementary school children and training adult educators, she has been blessed to land somewhere in between the two, working with the students of Asbury. Having been involved in Kairos prison ministry, Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis retreats, small groups, adult Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and children’s Sunday school, has helped her prepare for the “busy-ness” and excitement of student ministry.
Jean and her husband, Neil, have three children, Sara, Abby, and Duncan.
Director of Music and Arts, Harvest
Jessica joined Asbury’s staff in June 2015 as the Young Adult Worship leader, and later became the Associate Director of Young Adults. She has served on worship teams for the past ten years, including her youth group, Auburn Wesley Foundation, the Storehouse (house of prayer), and church worship teams. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Psychology and has a Masters in Christian Ministries from Liberty University. She has enjoyed leading worship for the Young Adult service at Asbury, and looks forward to transitioning to the Director of Worship at Asbury’s Harvest campus in June. She and her husband, Stephen, are both passionate about using music to connect with the heart of God.
When she’s not leading worship, you can find her frequenting Hobby Lobby and watching HGTV to get inspiration for her DIY projects, reading dystopian novels, or going to the lake with family. She also spends a lot of time playing with her two-year-old daughter Harper.
Associate Director of Student Ministry
Joe was born and raised in Batesville, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Organizational Communication and a focus in Religion. Joe is your typical adrenaline junky and enjoys doing anything that he will most likely put him in danger. He is also a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fan which he would say is a depressing way to live.
Director of Kids Ministry
Julie Durling is from the north east of England and has been on staff here at Asbury since 1998. Julie oversees a ministry that reaches over a thousand children with a team of 350 amazing volunteers and a dedicated staff. Her passion is to encourage children to be conformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
Julie has ministered to children since the age of 14 when she trained to be a kindergarten Sunday School Teacher at her local Methodist church in Sunderland, England. Julie has ministered to children in England, Kenya, Costa Rica, India, China and Indonesia. Before coming to the USA, she was a trainer for the Methodist Church in the London area where she trained both children’s and youth workers.
Julie is married to Russ and they have two grown children, Mark and Sarah, a son in law also named Mark, and two grandsons, Peter and Oliver.
Contemporary Music and Arts Administrative Coordinator
Karen is a self-proclaimed army brat who was born in Huntsville. After moving to a new place every two years, she was thankful when her family landed back in Huntsville for her High School years at Grissom. Karen has an Associates of Applied Science Degree from Phillips Jr. College and has worked at a local law firm both full and part time for the past 26 years. She married Tom and made the big move from Huntsville to Madison in 1995. They have three teenagers that keep them busy laughing and learning, Connor, Davis and Eleanor, and two wild dogs, Moose and Ralphie.
Asbury has been Karen’s church home since 1999. She has been involved in many different ministries at Asbury as a volunteer and participant, and is now excited to be on staff. She loves coffee, reading, movies & popcorn, game nights with friends and Auburn football.
Associate Director of Global Missions and Orphan Care
Karen and her family have been members of Asbury since 1993, and she considers it a tremendous blessing to be able to work on staff at the church she loves. She is married to Shane, and they have two daughters, Shelby and Madisen.
Throughout the years, Karen has been actively involved in many ministries. Karen’s real passion is working with children. For the past 12 years, she has been involved with Royal Family Kids Camp, which serves foster children around Madison County. She also has traveled to China to serve with Shepherds Field Children’s Village.
Karen believes God has placed her in the missions office for a reason, and she loves being able to help and serve others for Him.
Bookstore Ministry Assistant Manager
Kris was born in Michigan but grew up in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After her husband retired from the U.S. Army, they happily moved to Madison to raise their two children. They love all the great things the city of Madison has to offer.
After three years of volunteering at The Dwelling Place Bookstore, Kris is now enjoying being part of the Asbury staff.
Human Resources Administrative Coordinator/Scheduler
Leeanne trusted in God from a young age, but unfortunately waited until the age of 35 to make Him the Master of her life. Since then He has continued to amaze her in His unending mercy and grace.
Leeanne worked in the Automotive Business for 33 years, working her way up to Controller for a local automobile dealership for 20 of those years. She is the wife to Tim Kavanagh, and mother to Katie, who lives in Chicago, and teaches English at DePaul University, and also to Laura, who is in her 3rd year of Medical School at The University of South Alabama in Mobile, and married to Jake Brown, Pastor at Sonrise Baptist Church in West Mobile.
Her extended family is the Body of Christ here at Asbury, who she is much grateful and thankful for.
Bookstore Ministry Manager
Lisa grew up in southeast Ohio knowing about God, but not knowing Him as Lord and Savior. It wasn’t until she was pregnant with her first child in 1995 that the desire to turn her life over to Christ became real. Since then, grace and comfort have been found countless times at the feet of Jesus.
She and her husband, Don, count their children, Kaylie and Alexander, first among their many blessings.
As manager of The Dwelling Place Ministry, she is thrilled to be where her love of Jesus and lifelong love of books are brought together to honor and glorify God. Previously, she was a preschool teacher at Asbury’s Weekday program for 4 ½ years and has held multiple retail and customer service positions over the years.
Traditional Music & Arts Worship Coordinator
Lisa Murray is the person to see if you have questions about Traditional Worship & Arts at Asbury. Lisa was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Alabama with her husband, Grant, for what they thought would be 1 ½ years. Once they experienced life in the South and plugged in at Asbury, God led them to stay here, and they have been living in Madison for 20 years now!
Before joining the staff at Asbury, Lisa worked for an architectural firm on a variety of projects such as historical renovations, custom homes and multi-family complexes. That’s the career path she thought she would stay on. Isn’t it wonderful how God has a way of changing our best laid plans and has better things in store for us than we could ever dream of?
Lori grew up in the mid-west and still considers Kansas City her “home”. She grew up attending a very small church with her family each week, and made the decision very early in life to give her heart to Jesus. She moved to central Florida at the age of 19 where she began work at Kennedy Space Center and attended classes at the University of Central Florida.
She married her husband, Brad, in 1999 and they moved to the Madison area, where they currently live with their son, Noah. As a family, they are thankful to be a part of a growing church on mission with God at Asbury.
Lori has been active at Asbury as a volunteer in various roles, many of them revolving around music. She joined the staff of Asbury in 2004 as a music teacher in Asbury Weekday Preschool, and in 2011 moved to be the Administrative Coordinator for Contemporary Worship. She recently accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the Pastor of Contemporary Worship and the Minister of Creative Communications.
Associate Director of Kids Ministry
Lori Menikheim grew up in Madison County and has attended Asbury since she was 3 years old. As a child, she learned about God’s love and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.
She received her BA in Music from the University of Southern Mississippi in August 2004, and immediately began working as the Assistant Director of Music Ministry at Asbury. In the summer of 2008, God called Lori to work in children’s ministry. She began as the Preschool Ministry Coordinator and now works as the Associate Director.
Lori loves serving with children and desires to see each of them come into a relationship with Christ. Lori lives in Madison County with her wonderful husband Brian and their two beautiful girls, Samantha and Abigail.
Associate Director of Asbury Weekday
Marlee Martin is a graduate of both the University of North Alabama and The University of Alabama. She spent 10 years in retail management before beginning a new season of her life as mom. God gave her a passion for family and children and she joined the Asbury Staff as the Nursery Coordinator in 1998. Her experience with Asbury Weekday began as a parent and then as a governing board member. She has been serving as the Associate Director of Weekday since 2001.
She and her husband Bryan have two children and have called Asbury home since 1991.
Mary is a graduate of UAHuntsville. She worked at Intergraph for almost 15 years, where she met her rock-n-roll husband, Jeff. They were married in 1989 and made Asbury their church home shortly after.
Mary has two children, Hannah and Reid, who are a never-ending source of entertainment and joy. After taking a short hiatus from working, she became a part-time receptionist at Asbury in 2007.
Mary enjoys volunteering with both the Kids and Student Ministries. She thinks it’s a huge blessing to work in the place that also feeds her spiritual soul!
Telling stories has always held a special place in Matthew’s heart. Starting off with music, that passion naturally transitioned to images. He fills his time writing and recording music for his band, State of Occurrence, as well as writing and filming multiple internet video series.
If you strolled by the Neiman residence at any given time, you could expect to hear the distant rumbles of music echoing through the walls and around the street corners, from drums, bass, and guitar, to simply listening to, and studying the music and films that bring the most inspiration. If you spend time doing and studying the things that bring joy, it never feels like work or school, rather a journey to uncover the underlying truth that has been there all along.
Prior to joining Asbury in the Spring of 2011, Mike worked on Redstone Arsenal as a contractor, following a long a exciting career as a helicopter pilot in the British Royal Navy.
He is married to Angela, who works as Mary Kay Director, and they have two children. Their eldest, Victoria, is married and lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida with her husband, Austin, and two sons, Jacob and Daniel. Their son Christopher is a student at Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago.
Mike and Angela have lived in Madison for ten years and are permanent residents in the US.
Associate Director of Contemporary Music
Mike was born and raised in Huntsville and was steeped in music from a very young age. He has played piano from the age of 5 and guitar from 7 and has picked up a number of instruments along the way. He has worked for the last 15 years as a private music instructor and has led worship at a number of churches as well. He also can be found playing music around town in a wide variety of musical acts ranging from blues to jazz to mariachi music. Through all that he does, he finds his true calling leading the body of Christ deeper into worship.
Mike was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. Soon after the attack on 9/11/01, he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to an advance infantry unit. He served tours in Asia and the Middle East. After returning home, Mike helped manage his father’s roofing company. He made the decision after several years to branch out and build his own company.
In September 2014, Mike married the love of his life and they welcomed their son, Trip, into the world in November 2015. As a new father, he struggled with wanting to be at home each evening and the demands of being a business owner. Through a lot of prayer, he shut his business down and joined the Asbury team as our Maintenance Technician in July 2017 where he is able to serve Asbury through his years of contracting and restoration experience.
When Mike is not working or playing with his son, you can find him on the golf course.
Director of Contemporary Music and Arts
It was in the 5th grade when Jesus captured Nathan’s heart in Mexico City where his parents were missionaries. As part of his music studies at the University of North Alabama, he interned with worship leaders John and Chris Knox at Rocket City Community Church in Madison, Alabama, where leading worship became real as a calling. He has been doing so ever since, serving local churches in North Alabama, Dallas, and Franklin, Tennessee. He also developed a passion to learn and develop skills in visual and technical arts as well. This opened a door to spend six years as a designer for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and Momentum. A full-time ministry opportunity then led them to Athens, Alabama, where he currently lives with his wife, Faith, and three children.
Nathan has also enjoyed working as a freelance creative consultant, helping with branding design and video production for companies such as Cici’s Pizza and Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Nathan enjoys family road trips to Nashville for some Hattie B’s, reading to his kids, Auburn and Cowboys football (especially when they win), and making a mean guacamole.
Groups Administrative Coordinator
Pam Hanlin graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. degree in Family and Child Development. She received her teaching certificate from the University of Montevallo.
Pam is married to Roy and has one daughter, Lindsay. Prior to their move to Madison in 2004, they lived in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Jackson, Mississippi, Franklin, Tennessee, and Memphis. Pam has worked for Delta Airlines, Daniel Realty, Tarrant Board of Education, Hilton Hotels, and BellSouth Enterprises.
For 17 years, Pam volunteered in churches and schools while she was a stay at home mom. Pam accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 8. Through her life experiences, she acknowledges that only God can fill the voids in her heart. God is her comforter. She desires to know more about Him and bring glory to Him in her daily life.
AsburyCentral Coordinator & Student Ministry Discipleship Coordinator
Rebecca Hagood was born in Madison, and raised in the Asbury nursery. After four years in Chicago studying theology at Moody Bible Institute, she is happy to be back at home, working full time at Asbury, in two very different roles. As the AsburyCentral coordinator, she loves talking systems and operations; and as Student Ministry Discipleship coordinator, she is excited to help student leaders find their place to serve and to raise up new student leaders.
When she’s not darting back and forth across the campus, you can find her reading, watching or listening to books, movies, or podcasts, or you might find her leading worship with one of the contemporary worship teams.
Director of Global Missions and Orphan Care
Rhonda became a Christian at an early age and was raised in a setting where she was often surrounded by missionaries. From a young age, she knew that God was calling her into full time service for Him. She received a BA in International Ministries from Moody Bible Institute, and a Masters in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.
She has served in many different settings and countries, but her biggest desire is to see others understand their calling to reach the lost with the gospel and to take that step of faith in following God into service. Her favorite quote comes from Jim Elliott, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
Rhonda has been married to Peter, Campus Pastor, Harvest, since 1994. They have two children, Pierson and Sydney.
Director of Groups
Rhonda grew up in Florence, Alabama, a wonderful small town with three awesome brothers. She attended The University of North Alabama. Rhonda and Charlie were married in 1986 and moved to Colorado for three years, then moved back to Alabama. In 1987 they joined Asbury UMC. They were blessed with three wonderful children, Ellen, Andrew, and Mary Beth. All three attended Bob Jones High School. And now, all three attend Auburn University, and one has graduated from Auburn.
An Asbury mission, that is very dear to Rhonda’s heart, is Royal Family Kids Camp. RFKC is a week long overnight camp for foster children in Madison County.
One question Rhonda is often asked: “How did you get plugged into Asbury when you joined?” Rhonda and her husband joined a Sunday morning class and to this day, they are still good friends with all of the members. Rhonda also joined a bible study, and is still a member of this group. These ladies are a blessing in her life!
Get plugged in and connected at Asbury because you will be blessed!
Contemporary Worship Technical Specialist
Born in North Dakota, Rich’s parents moved from there to Miami then to Huntsville. Rich graduated from Grissom High School in 1991 and has had a love for music and performance at an early age. He also loves tech and tech gadgets.
Rich started working for a WNDA, a Christian radio station, right out of high school as an on-air broadcaster. It was there, during one of the on-air programs, that he gave his life to Christ. He stayed there for 10 years then landed a job at WHNT where he learned how to do work cameras, run audio, do master control and direct live news broadcasts. He stayed there for 17 years before coming to Asbury.
Before coming to Asbury, he was active at Rivertree Church in Owens Cross Roads where he played drums on the worship team. Rich has a wife, Lori, and three furbabies – Boo, a black lab; Bella, a beagle mix; and Maya, a Jack Russell Chihuahua mix. When not running tech at Asbury, he can be found either in a band playing drums or in a car exploring back roads.
Traditional Worship Pianist
Ron has been an Instructor of Piano and/or Staff Accompanist at Martin Methodist College, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Moody Bible Institute, and University of Nebraska at Omaha, to name a few!
Ron studied piano at Houghton College, Bowling Green State University, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been a church musician for over 30 years. He has won numerous awards and had the privilege to work with many renowned singers, composers and master teachers including William Warfield and Philip Glass.
Prior to settling in Alabama, Ron served on the liturgical staff of Trinity Church Wall Street in New York and site-managed St. Paul’s Chapel at Ground Zero. Additionally, Ron works alongside his wife, Susan, as co-founder and manager of TWELFTH NIGHT, The Theater Company, an educational arts organization specializing in the theatrical production and teaching of classical verse literature.
Food Services Assistant
Ron grew up in Northwest Indiana and may be the only Notre Dame fan on staff, possibly in the whole church. Ron served in the Air Force and worked as a civilian employee for the Navy and Army in Human Resources. He recently retired from the Redstone Arsenal. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in Business Management.
Prior to coming to work in Asbury’s Food Services Ministry, Ron served that entity as a volunteer since 2003. He has served on Asbury’s Staff Parish Relations Committee and currently serves on the Contemporary Worship Tech Team, as well with Royal Family Kid’s Camp Ministry.
Ron and his wife Maura have been married since 1990 and have two children, Zachary and Sarah. They reside in Madison.
Traditional Worship Kids Music Leader
Rosa Richardson is the Children’s Music Leader at Asbury. She oversees all children’s choirs, children’s music productions and leads the Morning Star (1st and 2nd grade) choir at Asbury.
Rosa has her Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Memphis and has a master’s degree in music performance from Austin Peay State University and holds a K – 12 teaching certificate for the state of Alabama and Tennessee.
In addition to leading children’s music, Rosa also plays the flute and has performed with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Asbury Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony orchestra, and several other professional and community ensembles.
Director of Asbury Weekday
Rosemary has been a part of Asbury Weekday Ministry since its beginning when she served on their Advisory Board. Rosemary started as a teacher in 1992, then Assistant Director and has been the Director since 2001.
She is married to David, and has two married daughters and three grandsons. A native North Carolinian, she moved to Madison in 1987, and started attending Asbury. She has considered Asbury her church home for 28 years.
Rosemary has always had a passion to serve God’s Kingdom through the lives of young children and their families!
Student Ministry Coordinator
Stacy was born and raised in Oklahoma, played college soccer for Mercer University, and graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education. After many years of both teaching and coaching soccer, Stacy, married Jon, and then followed God’s call to be at home to raise their four children.
Now that the kids are all in school, she has been blessed with the opportunity to work with Asbury’s Student Ministry team. She loves the energy and excitement of being surrounded by teenagers! Asbury has been her church home for nearly 20 years.
In addition to student ministry, Stacy has a passion for international missions and adoption.
Traditional Music Organist
Director of Traditional Music and Arts
Huntsville native, Terry Jackson joined Asbury’s music team in 2008 before becoming Director in 2012. Terry has worked in music ministry in one form or another most of his life, beginning as church pianist when he was 14. With degrees in Church music and Biblical Studies, Terry has been in full time Christian ministry since 1985, serving churches in Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama.
Terry is a life-long student of the Bible, with a working knowledge of Biblical languages. He teaches piano both privately and at Ars Nova in Huntsville. An award winning director and performer, he continues to be involved in community theatre, both on stage and off, performing in plays (“All in the Timing,” “You Can’t Take it With You”), opera (Cavaradossi in “Tosca”) and musical theatre (Enoch Snow in” Carousel”).
In addition to loving his Asbury family, he enjoys reading, movies, and travel.