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Dr. Alan Weatherly

Senior Pastor


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.

Dr. Tommy Gray

Executive Pastor


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.

Dr. Chris Montgomery

Discipleship Pastor

 

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 one year old son, Eddie Ray.

Peter Dahlin

Campus Pastor, Harvest

Peter Dahlin 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. He has been married to Rhonda for 23 years and they have two kids, Pierson and Sydney, in middle school. 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.

Ted Amey

Prayer and Care Pastor

Ted’s desire is to continually grow in his relationship with Jesus, becoming a man of God in every situation. With God’s unconditional love and guidance empowering him to be the husband God created husbands to be, a loving and patient father, serving as a compassionate pastor, and with completing his MDIV at Memphis Theological Seminary becoming the leader God’s called him to be. Ted and Jill have two incredibly beautiful daughters: Emma Cate and Claire. Jill and Ted are partners in parenting, in marriage, in ministry, in everything they do. They are placing their future in God’s hands and know that God will direct their path.

Ted is one of the Associate Pastor at Asbury UMC where he serves as the Prayer Pastor and the Storehouse Pastor. Ted accepted his call into ministry at the age of 16 and began full-time ministry the day after he graduated from high school while attending Birmingham Southern College full-time. While at BSC God gave him a passion and burden to focus on the youth of this generation which redirected his plans in ministry leading his family in 2000 to join the staff here at Asbury as the Youth Director. During those four years at Asbury, God moved in overwhelmingly supernatural ways. The Ameys served in Jasper for a year and at Clearbranch UMC for three years before being appointed back to Asbury in 2008. The Ameys believe in the vision, the leadership, and how God is moving through the community here at Asbury.

Deborah Timmons

Associate Pastor

Deborah Timmons came to Asbury United Methodist Church in June 2016. She works on the team with Ted Amey with the Prayer & Care Ministry and Storehouse: House of Prayer. Other duties include working with Crissa Letson with Celebrate Recovery. 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. She has a love for the Lord and a deep passion for others to come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, as well as a deep passion for global mission. 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!

Bill Munts

Minister of Facilities & Operations

In 1993 Bill and wife Paula and daughter Kellie relocated to the Madison area. A son, Rick, was born to the family shortly after arriving in Harvest. 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.

Chris Knox

Minister of Creative Arts

Chris has been leading worship in various settings for more than two decades. Her passion is teaching and coaching all generations of worshippers to understand the Biblical, spiritual and musical dynamics of worship. Her hope is that her teaching can lead people to greater intimacy with Jesus, knowing that will ultimately lead to missional living. Currently, she is the Minister of Creative Arts at Asbury, which allows her to provide oversight, leadership and support for all aspects of Contemporary Worship and Communications. She is married to John and they have four children.

Terry Jackson

Minister 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.

Rhonda Dahlin

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 her BA in International Ministries from Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing her 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 is married to Peter, Minister of Family Development at Asbury, and has two children, Pierson and Sydney.

Amber Petit

Church Accountant

Amber has an BSBA in accounting from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, where she met her husband, John. They were married in 1993 and have two children. After working in accounting for Redstone Federal Credit Union for nearly 10 years, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom after her second child was born. During those 6 years “off-work” her children attended the Asbury Weekday program and they joined Asbury together as a family. Amber came on staff at Asbury in 2007 as the Church Accountant.

Andrea Wilhelm

Creative Media Coordinator

In addition to helping our ministries tell their stories of impact through design, Andrea is also the voice behind our social media content. 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.

Betsy Hinken

Receptionist

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.

Caren Hosmer

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, Kid’s 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. 

Carla Osborn

Children's Ministry Small Group Coordinator

Prior to coming to work in Asbury’s Children’s Ministry, Carla volunteered in the ReinForest Children’s 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.

Carl Schoenholz

Director of Student Ministries

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. Carl loves the word of God, ultimate Frisbee, board games, chaos, nachos, and the outrageous minds of teenagers. War Eagle.

Carmen Childers

Traditional Worship Tech Leader

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.

Carrie Gray

Associate Director of Local Missions

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.”

Cate Garcia

Communications Coordinator

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. She can be found at odd hours in a local E.R., working part-time as a psychiatric screener.

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.

Cricket Carroll

Church Bookkeeper

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!

Crissa Letson

Local Missions Pastor

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, for 17 years. They recently moved to Madison from Florence 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.

Dana Trulock

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, especially Madison. Soon after arriving, their family joined Asbury. She quickly became very involved in children’s ministry, volunteering for Kid’s 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.

Daniel Bullard

Audio/Visual Tech Leader

Daniel was born and raised in Huntsville, and has been a member of the Methodist Church for 20 years. He recently graduated from UAH with a BA in music technology. Being born into a musical family, Daniel has spent his entire life immersed in the performing arts as both a musician and production tech. In 2009 Daniel began working professionally at a local sound company, Devine Productions.  He has since worked with a number of production companies, and has run audio for many local events including Panoply and Concerts in The Park. He also enjoys playing trumpet around town, and participating in various music outreach programs.

Danielle Westrope

Nursery Ministry 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 Ministries 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.

David Ragsdale

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 Ward

Executive Assistant

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 the Executive Assistant, Diann loves her job and working with all the ministries here at Asbury.

Dorene Gullatt

Associate Director of Traditional Music and Arts

Doug Wootten

Assistant Prayer and Care Pastor

Doug is an ordained clergy person with the Evangelical Covenant Church and a member of Asbury serving as the Assistant Prayer & Care Pastor on the Prayer and Care Ministry Team. 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, ILL. He has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling & Family Life Education from Kansas State University. He has a passion and the gifts to provide pastoral care for those in the hospital, those shut-in and in care facilities and counseling for individuals and marriages. He has had numerous years of experience working with men’s ministry and family ministries in chapels, military and civilian communities across the world. His life time verse is Phil. 1:6 “He that has begun a good work in you will continue that work until he takes you home.”

Gary Suders

Food Services Manager

I grew up in Pennsylvania and still love the Steelers and Penn State football. I 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, I retired in 2006. I became the Food Service assistant at Asbury in 2011. I also serve as one of the lead coordinators for the Homeless Tent City Ministry which feeds and provides spiritual nourishment to over 60 individuals each week. My wife Linda and I made Asbury our church home in 2007. We have a blended family of 4 children and are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren.

Heidi Smith

Children's Ministry Volunteer and Guest Coordinator

Heidi Smith is the Volunteer and Guest Services Coordinator for Children’s 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. Together they have 3 children; Deonte, Hayden and Kayleigh. Jay and Heidi have a huge heart for helping others, together they have started a ministry in their own home for Underprivileged Teenage Boys.

Jean Carville

Student Ministries 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 youth 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 youth ministry.  Jean and her husband, Neil, have three children; Sara, Abby, and Duncan.

Jessica Brandon

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 her 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. Her 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.

Joe Vonderheide

Associate Director of Student Ministries

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.

Julie Durling

Director of Children's 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 team of five. 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.

Karen Reece

Associate Director of Global Missions and Orphan Care

What a blessing it is to be able to serve our God here at Asbury. My family and I have been a member of Asbury since 1993 and I consider Asbury a part of my family. I am married to Shane and we have two daughters Shelby and Madisen. I have been actively involved in many ministries at Asbury throughout the years. My heart is working with children and for the past 12 years I have been involved with RFKC (foster children in Madison County) and recently flew to China to serve on mission with Shepherds Field Children’s Village. I know God placed me here in the missions office for a reason and I love being able to help and serve others for Him.

Kris Schott

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.

Leeanne Kavanagh

Human Resources Administrative Coordinator

Leeanne, HR/Administrative Coordinator/Scheduling Coordinator/Women’s Ministry Staff Support. Believed 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 the years. She is the wife to Tim Kavanagh and mother to Katie Cauthen, who lives in Chicago, Illinois and teaches English to Speakers of Other Languages at DePaul University and also to Laura Cauthen Brown, who is in her 3rd year of Medical School at The University of South Alabama in Mobile and married to Jake Brown who is 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.

Lisa Miller

Bookstore 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 kids, 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.

Lisa Murray

Traditional Music & Arts Worship Coordinator

Lisa Murray is the person to see if you want to start your own small group at Asbury. She can give advice on how to be an effective facilitator, help pick out Bible studies and set up room reservations for your group. 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 instore for us than we could ever dream of?

Lori Frusterio

Contemporary Worship Administrative Coordinator

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 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 in many ways, many of them revolving around music. She joined the staff of Asbury in 2011 as the Administrative Coordinator for Contemporary Worship and feels very blessed to be able to focus each day on being a part of worship planning for the contemporary services.

Lori Menikheim

Associate Director of Children's 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.

Marlee Martin

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 Williams

Receptionist

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 here at Asbury in 2007. Mary enjoys volunteering with both the children and the youth. She thinks it’s a huge blessing to work in the place that also feeds her spiritual soul!

Matt McGraw

Prayer & Care Coordinator

Matt grew up in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Faith Chapel, that his Granddad founded, and has been involved with church leadership since the age of 14 serving on worship teams (leading worship, sound engineering, and media support), youth and young adult leadership teams (teaching classes, giving sermons, and deep biblical/theological studies), and prayer and care ministries (starting outreaches, empowering new leaders, and Christian lifestyle development) in the IPHC, Church of God, and UMC. After having served in the Marine Corps, Matt has gained an even deeper passion for ministering and, daily strives to better himself through seeking knowledge and understanding of God, from God, and envelopes himself in an atmosphere of learning.

Matt is eager to partner with God in offering friendship, healing, prayer, and care to people who actively pursue God and those in need of being reached. He’s passionate about showing God’s love through daily action and use his of life as an expression of worship to best mirror who God is towards His people. He has a deep passion for equipping others to serve and lead in the church as well, and is always available to help anyone grow. He enjoys drinking good coffee, navigating theological concepts, and developing relationships with people. Matt is here to serve you in any way he can!

Matthew Neiman

Videographer

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. 

Mike Burrows

Audio/Visual Tech Leader

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 freshman at Missippi State University, studying International Business. They have lived in Madison for ten years and are permanent residents in the US.

Mike McAlister

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.

Nathan Venegas

Director of Contemporary Worship

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, AL where leading worship became real as a calling. He has been doing so ever since, serving local churches in North Alabama, Dallas, TX, and Franklin, TN. 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, AL 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), chasing down their runaway dog Bueller, and making a mean guacamole.

Pam Hanlin

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, AL; Atlanta, GA; Jackson, MS; Franklin, TN; and Memphis, TN. 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.

Rebecca Hagood

AsburyCentral Coordinator & Student Ministry Leadership Coordinator

Rebecca Hagood was born in Madison, AL, and raised in the Asbury nursery. After four years in Chicago studying theology at Moody Bible Institute, she is happy to be back in Madison working full time at Asbury in two very different roles. As the AsburyCentral coordinator, she loves talking systems and operations; and as Student Ministry Leadership 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 street, you can find her reading, watching or listening to books, movies, or podcasts, or you might find her leading worship with the contemporary worship team.

Rhonda Montgomery

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, two 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 that 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!

Ron Wroblewski

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.

Rosa Richardson

Children's 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.

Rosemary Hall

Director of Asbury Weekday

Rosemary has been a part of Asbury Weekday 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 Hall and has 2 married daughters and 3 grandsons! A native North Carolinian, she moved to Madison in 1987 and started attending Asbury. Asbury has been her family’s 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!

Stacy Franklin

Student Ministries 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 to Jon, followed God’s call to be at home to raise their 4 children. Now that the kids are all in school, she has been blessed with the opportunity to work with Asbury’s Fathom Student Ministries. 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.

Steve Schneider

Organist

Yohan Hong

J.O.Y. Korean Church Pastor/Associate Pastor

Yohan was born and grew up in Seoul, Korea, as a son of a pastor of the Korean Methodist Church. He is also the 4th generation of one of the first Christians by American missionary works during 1890s. During his college days at Soongsil University, God trained and used him as a campus minister, an evangelist, and a worship leader for His Kingdom, inspiring him to figure out how desperate God is to redeem this broken world and how the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can transform this world. One of his responses was to travel many different countries to actively participate in God’s mission. After sensing God’s calling as a full time minister for His Kingdom, in 2001 he went to the Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea and there earned not only his Master of Divinity (M. Div.), but also met his beautiful wife Jenny. Since 2006, Yohan and Jenny had spent four and half years in the Philippines, having their daughter Esther, planting a new church, and ministering to Korean diasporas, Filipino college students, Filipino ladies married to Korean guys and their children.

In 2010, God moved Yohan’s family to Kentucky to study Intercultural Studies in Ph.D. at Asbury Theological Seminary. Having this degree would equip him as a servant of God’s Kingdom to help His church enhance missional competence to fulfill God’s mission. He is working on a dissertation regarding the ecclesiological response to the issues of power and poverty in the Philippines. In addition, he has been a worship leader for 15 years in Korea, the Philippines, and Kentucky. Yohan seeks to expect great things from God, attempt great things for God and desires to develop the intimate relationship with God until attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. At Asbury UMC, he is leading a Korean congregation called J.O.Y. UMC (Sunday worship at 10:45 am at Fellowship Hall), and concurrently serving as a worship leader at Storehouse, and as an altar prayer minister in Sunday worship service. His wife’s name is Jenny and their five-year-old precious daughter is named Esther.