Our congregation is in the midst of some incredible steps toward the vision that God has given us to be connected to God, one another, and the community. We anticipate June coming with a new pastoral team and a new leadership structure that will carry us forward. The teams are almost complete and are actively working to evaluate and develop ministries that meet God’s call on our church in Decatur. Please pray for our teams and their new leadership as we live into the Story being written for Decatur First UMC.

storykeepers (church council)

Rev. Dalton Rushing
Senior Pastor (June 2017)

Rev. Joya Adams Associate Pastor (June 2017)

Rev. Joya Adams
Associate Pastor (June 2017)

Christina Cassidy StoryKeeper Chair

Christina Cassidy
StoryKeeper Chair

Elaine Binkley, Lay Leader & Finance Committee Rep.

Elaine Binkley, Lay Leader & Finance Committee Rep.

David Popwell Connect Team Representative

David Popwell
Connect Team Representative

Andy Yates Engage Team Representative

Andy Yates
Engage Team Representative

Sharon Thurston Grow Team Representative

Sharon Thurston
Grow Team Representative

Betsy Eddy Worship Team Representative

Betsy Eddy
Worship Team Representative

Jason Korzan Trustee Representative

Jason Korzan
Trustee Representative

Kate Merrihew Nominations Representative

Kate Merrihew
Nominations Representative

Vision Team chairs

Jeanne Allen Worship Team Chair

Jeanne Allen
Worship Team Chair

Karmon Clay Finance Chair

Karmon Clay
Finance Chair

Tracy Frost Trustees Chair

Tracy Frost
Trustees Chair

John Beal Connect Team Chair

John Beal
Connect Team Chair

Mary Piercy Engage Team Chair

Mary Piercy
Engage Team Chair

Dennis Coughlin Grow Team Chair

Dennis Coughlin
Grow Team Chair