Our Staff

The staff at McKendree know how to get things done... and have fun doing it! They are people with a servant's heart and are here to help you #Thrive in your faith! Check out what they say about themselves and take a minute to look up their favorite Bible verse. 

 
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BRIAN GERMANO
Senior Pastor

"Trish and I have been married since 1989, we have one grown daughter and son-in-law (Jennifer and Zach), and one granddaughter (Hannah). I love Jesus, our United Methodist church, music (singing, playing trumpet, guitar, and songwriting), science-fiction, history (especially Civil War military history and early Methodist history), anything Disney-related, and the Atlanta Braves.
Verse: Galatians 6:9-10

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RYAN MILLER
Associate Pastor

"I am married to an amazing woman, and God has blessed us with two great kids (Elizabeth and James). I am an optimistic, fun-loving person who loves to laugh." 
Verse: Matthew 22: 37-40

(If you don't know the scriptures listed under the staff bios, go on and open up that Bible. By the power and love of God, it could change your life!) 

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LISA ENGBERG
Director of Preschool,      Co-Director of Children's Ministry

"I am a wife to Jeff, mom to Ayden and Jordan, supporter of the Vols and anything soccer. I love serving McKendree and it's community."
Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6

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SUSAN ROWE
Director of Nurturing Ministry, Co-Director of Children's Ministry

"I am a wife, mom, NY Yankee fanatic and running enthusiast. My hobbies are reading, cooking, travel and the beach!"
Verse: Philippians 4:13

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NADA LONG
Director of Music

"I am a happy Nonna, musician and wife. I love working with ALL of God's people to create beautiful worship that brings glory to God."
Verse: Psalm 23:6

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PAULA ANDERSON
Director of Student Ministry

"I am married to Bill, and have two children, Paden and Audrey. I love UGA football (GO DAWGS!), Atlanta Braves & Falcons.  I'm so excited to be back working with the youth of McKendree. They are a true blessing!"
Verse: Philippians 4:6

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SHANNON SCHEELS
Director of Communications

"It feels great to be able to use my skills to share all the amazing things that are happening in our awesome church with the community!"
Verse: Joshua 1:9

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KARLA McHUGH
Administrative Assistant &
Financial Secretary

"For over 20 years, I have had the pleasure of serving God at McKendree. I love spending time with my children and grandchildren. My family, friends and church are everything to me." Verse: Romans 8:28

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TRACEY BROWN
Financial Administrator

"I am a wife, mom, and grandma, and I love my job at McKendree UMC."
Verse: Joshua 1:9

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DERRICK WILLIAMS
Facilities Manager

"I think of myself as the protector of McKendree UMC. I am proud of the church and thankful to be a part of this team." Verse: Psalm 23: 1-6

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JULIE BELFIELD
Wednesday Night Supper Coordinator

"I have many years of experience coordinating community dinners, as well as owning and operating my own catering firm."

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DEVON PATRICK
Contemporary Worship Leader

"I am passionate about music and believe it speaks to a person's soul. McKendree is a place to worship in prayer, music, and fellowship. It is a special place."
Verse: Philippians 4:6

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EMILEE ALLEN
Coordinator of Youth Music

"I am a Music Education student at UGA and am blessed to get to facilitate and cultivate the love of music with the youth of MUMC. It is my goal to show young people that music can change us, and worship can change the world."
Verse: Psalm 100: 1-3

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ALISON TROYER PRICE
Coordinator of Children's Music

"I love the children of McKendree! It is a joy be a part of our choir family to sing, dance, & share the love of Jesus! I also have the great pleasure of being  mama to 4 little women, and wife to my sweet husband." 
Verse: Psalm 143: 8

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JANICE BLAKE
Receptionist

"I enjoy hearing the stories of others. Where they grew up...Where they lived...Their favorite dishes... We all have a commonality that brings us together."
Verse: John 8:12 

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JEN LOMAS
Assistant to the Dir. of Student Ministry

"I found my faith at McKendree, and am blessed beyond measure that my family can worship and serve our Lord and Savior together here!"
Verse: Romans 12:2

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MARY JONES
Middle School Coordinator

"God has blessed me with a passion for volunteering. I love that our community affords us with so many opportunities to bless and be blessed."
Verse: Philippians 4:6