Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson leads traditional worship during “Traditions” at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary and oversees all church operations and ministries. Kip has been the senior pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church since 2010 but has been preaching for more than 30 years. “There isn’t anywhere else on God’s green earth I’d rather be than at Asbury,” he says. “I find joy and fulfillment in this role each and every day.”

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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 of years 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, heart-felt, 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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Family Ministry

Angie Gongwer
Director of Family Ministry
Susanne Warren
Kids Town Children’s Ministry Director
Andrea Lowry
Childcare Director
Caitlin Eiland
Director of Student Ministry (RESET)
Victor Trotter
Student Ministry Intern
Monica Williams
Family Ministry Assistant

Music Ministry

Nancy Beard
Elizabeth Vise
Children’s Director

Additional Ministries

Maggie Dunaway
Director of Congregational Care
Robyn White
Adult Ministry Director


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
Jeremiah Toole
Contemporary Worship Coordinator


Leah Gardner
Karen Kirkpatrick

CASA (Day School)

Carolyn Ealy
Melody DiClemente Administrative Assistant
Sherri Stovall Administrative Director


Fred Azbik
Facilities Director
Roderick Adams
Facilities Assistant
Joe Terry
Facilities Assistant
Al Bredemann
Facilities Assistant