• Rev. Jack Lovelace

    Senior Pastor


  • Mark Haines

    Executive Pastor


  • Cindy McCulloch

    Business Manager


  • Kerri Scroggins

    Children's director


  • Anna Adams

    Youth Director


  • Viljar Weimann

    Music Director


  • Hector Jordan


Church Leadership

Report of the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development Decatur Methodist Church

Administrative Board/Church Council
Administrative Board/Church Council Chairperson - Steve Haddock
Administrative Board/Church Council Vice-Chairperson - Richard Gregory
Recording Secretary - Maryanne Dunnivant
Membership Secretary - Ashley Collins
Church Treasurer - David Scott

2023 Chairs
Staff-Parish Relations Committee - John Underwood
Trustees Chair - Richard Bedsole
Finance Committee - Mike Vickery
Missions - Shelia Davis
Worship - Patricia Pike
Congregational Care - *Beth Adams and Barbara Ashwander
Communications - Ashley Collins
Youth Co-Chairs (1 Vote) - Ginny Pylant and Peyton/Mary Ella Littrell
Children Co-Chairs (1 vote) - Carrie Hart and Jeanie Marie McMasters
Archives - John Alderman

Members at Large

Class of 2023
Sammy Dean, 
Mike Poovy SR, Jerry Thrasher, Kay Woller, Pattie Stutts, Jim Callahan
Class of 2024
​Tim McCollum, Julia Agnew, Bill Brazelton, Allen Self, Hoyt Condra, Bill Finley
Class of 2025
Ken House, John Pylant, Terry Taylor, Charles Ashwander, Wendy Smith, Richard Gregory

Administrative Committees

Board of Trustees (also serves as Board of Directors)
Chair: *Richard Bedsole  (Elects its officers yearly) and member to serve on Finance**
Pastor a member without vote or calculation of Quorum

Class of 2023
Dale Howard, Charlies Ashwander, Stephen Brown
Class of 2024
Richard Bedsole*, John Underwood, Patricia Pike

Class of 2025
John Adams**, Ashley Collins, Steve Haddock

Staff Parish Relations Committee
​Chair: John Underwood and position serves on Finance; Admin Board and Nominations

Class of 2023
Will Woller, Andrew Hart, Peggy Black

Class of 2024
Charlotte Gregory, Kathy Littrell, John Underwood
Class 2025
Brooks Coley, John Collins, Dale Howard

Lay Leader: n/a
Lay Member Annual Conference: TBD
​Only one person from immediate family residing in same household may serve

Nominations and Leadership Development
​Chair: Lead Pastor and Chair of SPRC a member

Class of 2023
Wally Terry, Sylvia Brazelton, Andrew Hart

Class of 2024
Allen Self, Maryanne Dunnivant, Will Woller

Class of 2025
Robin Limbaugh, Becky House, Richard Gregory

Lay Leader: n/a
​Lay Member Annual Conference: n/a

Finance Committee
Chair - Mike Vickery
Administrative Board Chairman - Steve Haddock
SPRC Chair - John Underwood
Board of Trustees elects Trustee to serve - John Adams
Church Treasurer - David Scott

Class of 2023
Jason Coley, Matt Young, John Sturges

Class of 2024
Mike Vickery, Jennifer Self, Jeff Layton

Class of 2025
Carlton McMasters, Karen Tidwell, Mike Limbaugh

Staff Members: Pastor, Finance Staff (Paid employees who serve have no vote) Financial Secretary and Treasure positions may not be combined.

Ministry Teams

Chairs of Ministry Teams set by Nominations Committee
Team members filled in consultation with chair (and appropriate staff when available)

Missions: Chair, Shelia Davis
Jan Dean
Richard Gregory
Barbara Ashwander

Worship: Co-Chairs, Patricia Pike and Patti Stutts
Worship Staff: Music Director and Pastoral Staff
Altar Guild - Stacy Layton, Patti Stutts
Communion Stewards - Jan Howell
Usher Lead - John Ivy
Scripture Readers - Kathy Littrell
Flower Guild - Stefanie Underwood
Sound/AV - John Collins
Acolytes - Becky House

Ushers - John Ivy and Andrew Hart

Choir Rep - Maryanne Dunnivant

Congregational Care: Co-Chairs, Beth Adams and Barbara Ashwander
Good S.A.M - Peggy Black and Maryanne Dunnivant

Shepherding (New Member Assimilation) - Lisa Earley

Care of Members Afar - Patti Stutts and Tara Stone

Funerals - Becky House and Weety Vickery

Fellowship Meals - Wim Marchant
At-Large Members
Gail Callahan
Jan Dean
Battle Hamilton

Communications: Chair, Ashley Collins
to be determined

Evangelism: TBD

Greeters - Tracie Hales and Lynn Temple

Community Outreach - Melanie and Lillie Beth Warner

Guest Follow-Up - Weety Vickery

At-Large Members

Wallace Roby

Debbie Duncan

Kyle Pike

Communications Chair (Ex Officio) Ashley Collins


Senior Adults - TBD

Men's Ministry - Richard Gregory

Women's Ministry - Peggy Black

Sunday School - Ken Chandler

At-Large Members

Peggy Collins

Joe and Tessa Hollenbeck

Abby Collins

Susan Jones

Youth: Co-Chairs - Ginny Pylant, Peyton and Mary Ella Littrell
Tara Collins
Ashley Ashwander
Keith Layton
Carlton McMaster
Kyle Pike
Hoyt Condra

Children: Co-Chairs - Jennie-Marie McMasters and Carrie Hart
Julia Agnew
Julia Young
April Botto
Becky House
Paula Woodard
Mary McRee
Barbara Ashwander
Amanda Scott
Jenny Roby

Prayer: TBD

At-Large Members

Sylvia Brazelton

Jackie Guice

Glenda Sartain

Peggy Collins

Peggy Matthews

Charles & Sonja Langham

Ingrid Rebman

Kitchen: TBD

At-Large Members

Robin Limbaugh

Beth Adams

Jim Ridgeway

Jody Witt

Stacey Layton

Pattu Stutts

Fellowship Meals (Ex Officio) Wim Marchant

Finance (Ex Officio) Jason Coley

Trustees TBD

2023 Building and Grounds Committee: Chair - Dale Howard Trustee
This committee reports directly back to Trustees with the Chairman being chosen by the Trustee Board having no place or reporting the Administrative Board.
Members at large
Joe Botto
Jim Ridgeway
Stan Davis
Brent Collins
John Underwood, Trustee