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|Revs. Meghan and Wes Kelley, Co-pastors
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Meghan grew up in Orlando, Fl. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at the First United Methodist of Orlando. Some of her most formative faith experiences happened while serving on missions teams as a youth and young adult. Meghan received her BA in Classical Civilizations from the Florida State University. While studying there, she was an active participant and staff member at the Wesley Foundation. Meghan received her M.Div from Duke Divinity School. As part of her ministerial preparation she spent a summer serving in missions with the Methodist Church in El Salvador. Meghan's first appointment was at Denton Road UMC in Dothan, Al. She then served as the Associate Pastor at Enterprise FUMC. Most recently she has served as the Associate Pastor at Ozark FUMC.
Meghan and Wes met on the chapel steps at Duke University. They were married after they graduated in May, 2009. Together they have two small children, Myles (age 3) and Parker (10 months). She always roots for the Duke Blue Devils in basketball, except when they play the FSU Seminoles!
Wes Kelley is a native of Elba, Alabama. He is passionate about connecting Christian truth with the needs of today's world. Especially, Wes enjoys teaching the Bible and making the powerful wisdom of the scriptures accessible and easy to understand for everyone. He serves in ministry with his wife Meghan Kelley, who is also an elder in the United Methodist Church. Since 2009, he has served in two pastoral appointments. His first was to the Slocomb and Hurricane United Methodist Churches of the Slocomb-Hartford area. His second appointment has been as the associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Dothan, Alabama, where his leadership focus has been in preaching and supporting the church's contemporary worship service called the Bridge, as well as overseeing the church's "Inviting and Connections" ministries that plug-in newcomers to the mission and ministry of the church.
Wes and Meghan have two very energetic and adorable young boys, Myles (age 3) and Parker (age 10 months). Wes's seminary preparation for ministry is from the Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. That means, of course, that he's an avid Duke basketball fan, even in the hard times. Before seminary, he attended Birmingham-Southern College, where he earned his B.S. degree in Business.
|German Gomez, Hispanic Minister
When German Gomez arrived in America in 1985, leading a Christian ministry was not exactly what he had in mind. Gomez, a native of Vera Cruz, Mexico, was doing forestry work in nearby Bibb County when his supervisor invited him to church. He started reading the Bible and soon felt the call to be a missionary.
“I came searching for fortune — money — but it happened that I found the Lord,” Gomez says..
Several years later, he went to Texas and received training at Southern Methodist University. Back at Centreville, AL, Gomez was instrumental in starting a Hispanic mission there.
In January 1999, he started what would become San Juan Mission in a little house near Clanton First United Methodist Church. Gomez became licensed through the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and now serves as an associate pastor under CFUMC, leading the Hispanic mission..
In 11 years, San Juan Mission has grown from seven members (including Gomez’ wife, Leticia, and their three children) to more than 100. It has five sister missions located in Jemison, Wetumpka, Mobile, Montgomery and Cuitlahuac, Mexico.
|Jeff Herron, Youth Minister
|Christi Mitchell, Children's Minister
|Greg Faulkner, Minister of Music
|Lynn Best, Office Manager
|Elisabeth Smith, Administrative Assistant
|Mary Morris, Accompanist
||Linda Niles, Preschool Director
|Judy Holley, Custodian
||Elaine Johnson, Nursery Staff