Church Staff

Jeremy Lawson

Senior Pastor

My greatest passion is helping the church to reach its surrounding community for Jesus in fresh and innovative ways.

Jason Mincey

Senior Associate Pastor

I hope to encourage people as they begin to live the abundant life that Christ wants for us through building meaningful relationships and through serving others in God’s name.

Natalee Dukes Hamby

Associate Pastor

I believe God has called me to help our congregants grow in love for each other and love for the world. The Lord calls each of us to use our unique gifts and passions to bring glory to Him; I believe I am called to help our people do that in every way possible. I believe that we are indeed light shining into darkness (Matt 5:16), and I feel called to help our ministries and our people shine has brightly as possible.

Mark G. Locke

Minister of Music and Worship

God has called me to  call all persons to worship our Lord with energy and passion, and to offer their God-given gifts as instruments of praise and witness both at church AND in the world!

Chip Morton

Director of Operations

I believe that God has called me to serve the staff and congregation of HMUMC in wisely utilizing our facilities and resources in service to our community.”

Barbie Marrero

Director of Finance and Business Administration

God has paved the way for me to help improve the financial policies, procedures and systems within the Finance Ministry of our church.

Carrie Smola

Director of Communications

I am dedicated to helping our church communicate the love of Jesus Christ and become disciples of Jesus.  

Jonathan Nease

Director of Contemporary Music

I believe I’ve been called here to lead our church to acknowledge God for who He is, what He has done, and to say to yes to His great invitation through worship and serving.

David Benson

Director of Students

I believe God has called me to HMUMC to encourage, equip and empower students, leaders and their families in their relationship with Jesus. I believe God has called me to join a team of Christ followers, to connect and grow a generation of young people to Jesus.

Traci Lowry

Director of Kids

There is nothing more rewarding than sharing God’s love with children!

Jennifer Markham

Preschool Director

I really enjoy working with children, helping to make preschool enjoyable, and watching them learn.

Dana Terry

Mother’s Morning Out and Nursery Director

I believe God has called me to help create a loving setting for the youngest members of His family.

Leigh Brackett

Preschool Assistant Director

Christian Millets

Interim Tech Director

Phyllis Rogeri

Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor

It is my mission to support this church, the pastors, the staff and all who come here to worship.”

Shawna Vincent

Associate Director of Children’s Ministries

I believe God has called me to provide a fun and safe place for kids to connect with each other, with adults, and most importantly with God.

Jason Landers

Principal Pianist

Music helps bridge the gap from the chaos of everyday life into a calm, worshipful experience, one in which people can truly experience God’s presence.

Heather McCreary

Students Program Manager

I hope to provide a loving and nurturing environment for our youth.

Connie Garmon

Finance Administrator

AJ Fish

Ministry Assistant

Paula Ragsdale

Communications Assistant 

Tim Burke

Maintenance Manager

Georgeta Stanescu

Housekeeping Manager