Rev. Robert Mercer is the Pastor of Discipleship. He leads The Bridge Contemporary Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. in Williams Chapel. He also oversees adult, family, youth and children’s ministries and has more than 25 years of experience working with students and families. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Timothy  4:12: Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

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Rev. Dr. Bill Morgan is the Associate Pastor. Bill comes with many years of ministry experience, having recently served as South Central District Superintendent in the UMC’s North Alabama Conference. “I believe in an intelligent, heartfelt, serving-hands faith,” he says. “God’s grace in Jesus Christ gives us the power and pattern to live with joy, serve with love, and die with hope.”

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Rev. Maggie Dunaway is the Pastor of Congregational Care. Her role is to coordinate various teams to serve as the hands and feet of Christ by offering physical, emotional, and spiritual care to the Asbury community. She was drawn to the United Methodist Church because of its “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” motto: “We rely on the holy spirit to move within our lives; we have permission to explore and question faith without judgment or boundaries; and we believe in warmth and inclusion for all,” she says.

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Family Ministry

Angie Gongwer
Family Ministry Director
Kerrie Cheshire
Family Ministry Assistant
Susanne Warren
Kids Town Director
Savannah Salas
Kids Town Associate Director
Lori Junck
Preschool/Nursery Coordinator
Laura Provence
RESET Student Ministry Graduate Resident
Kyle Chickvara
RESET Student Ministry Director

Additional Ministries

Robyn White
Adult Ministry Director
Gina McIntyre
Anchor Community Respite Ministry Director
Ellen Dean
Recreation Director

Music Ministry

Nancy Beard
Music Director

Ellen Stanton

Modern Worship

Jeremiah Toole
Modern Worship Coordinator
Tony Hammack
Modern Worship Audio/Video Tech


David Miller
Church Coordinator
Amy Gonzalez
Communications Director
Tricia Mazur
Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Trish Barnes
Church Receptionist
Krissie Klamer
Food Service Director

Audio/Visual Team

Matthew Butts
Audio/Visual Director
Michael Morris
Digital Engagement Manager


Leah Gardner
Karen Kirkpatrick

CASA (Day School)

Carolyn Ealy
Melody DiClemente
Administrative Assistant
Sherri Stovall
Administrative Director


Fred Azbik
Joe Terry
Assistant Director
Al Bredemann