North Alabama Pastors Committed to Stay UMC

The following clergy members of the North Alabama Conference have indicated they wish to Stay UMC: [185 clergy]

To view signatories who have signed recently, see our blog.

You may add your name by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.


Rev. Jerry Abbett

Rev. Charles Alexander (First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Joshua D. Allison, OSL

Rev. Sally Allocca

Rev. Dr. Matt Andrews (Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Pleasant Grove, AL)

Rev. Eric Bagwell

Rev. Don Barnett

Rev. Ralph Bates (now deceased)

Rev. S. Jeff Bayne

Rev. Alex Beaube

Rev. Stephen Benefield

Rev. Charles Betts (Central United Methodist Church, Decatur, AL)

Rev. Cheryl Blankenship

Rev. Ragan Boling

Rev. William Bostick

Rev. Mike Brinkman

Rev. Reagin Brown

Rev. Kyle Bryan (Anniston First UMC, Anniston, AL)

Rev. Corey J. Burns

Rev. Tony G. Campbell (Limrock and Larkinville United Methodist Churches)

Rev. Patsy Carlberg

Rev. Abigail Carlisle-Wilke

Rev. Vicki Cater

Rev. Mack Chapman

Rev. Wren Clanton (Valley United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Janice M. Clark

Rev. Dale Clem

Rev. Scott Coats (Northwood United Methodist Church, Florence, AL)

Rev. Dale Cohen

Rev. Nancy Cole

Rev. Sallie C. Colwick (First United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Dr. Dedric A. Cowser

Rev. Reid Crotty

Rev. Andy Curtis

Dr. Joseph B. DeWitte (Pinson United Methodist Church, Pinson, AL)

Rev. Lynn Dimon (Huffman United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Dr. Robert Dowda

Rev. Doreen Duley (East Lake United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Tom Duley (East Lake United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Deborah Epley

Rev. Sheree Elliott

Rev. Joey Elmore

Rev. Joe Estes (Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Penny Ford (Trinity United Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL)

Rev. Greg Foust (Asbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Belinda Freeman (Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Buddy Freeman

Rev. Earl Freeman (Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Neal C. Fuller Jr. (Kansas United Methodist Church, Kansas, AL & Berry United Methodist Church, Berry, AL)

Rev. Charles Gattis (Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Philip Galyon

Rev. Cary Gibbs

Rev. Lloyd Gibbs

Rev. Henry Gibson

Rev. Cody Gilliam (Belle Mina United Methodist Church, Tanner, AL)

Rev. Donna Godwin

Rev. Carol Goforth

Rev. Dr. Rachel Gonia

Rev. Dr. Ronald Gonia

Rev. Dr. Buck Goyer (Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Kelsey Grissom (Camp Branch United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Ruth Grissom (Canterbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Carol Gullatt

Rev. Tony Gunter (Whiton United Methodist Church, Boaz, AL)

Rev. Brandon Harris

Rev. James Harrison (Grace United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL – retired from SC Conference)

Rev. James Haskins (Odenville United Methodist Church, Odenville, AL)

Rev. Sam Hayes

Rev. Matt Headley (Anniston First United Methodist Church, Anniston, AL)

Rev. H. C. (Jack) Hendricks

Rev. Russell S. Hestley

Rev. Wayne Hicks

Rev. Josh Hickman

Rev. Lonna Lynn Higgs

Rev. Lawton Higgs, Jr. (Montevallo United Methodist Church, Montevallo, AL)

Rev. Dr. Paul D. Hillard Jr. (Hazel Green United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. David Holmes

Rev. Yohan Hong (Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Decatur, AL)

Rev. Nancy Hastings Hornsby (ATEM Music & Retreat Ministry)

Rev. Delaney Wray Holloway

Rev. Diane Housler

Rev. Amy Howard

Mikah Hudson (Highlands United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Mark Hughes (Sumatanga Camp and Conference Center)

Rev. Stewart Jackson

Rev. Tammy Jackson (Anniston First United Methodist Church, Anniston, AL)

Rev. Gail Joyner

Rev. Dr. Rachel Julian (UAB and United Counseling)

Rev. Michael Katschke (Heritage UMC, Madison, AL)

Rev. Randy B. Kelley (Lakeside United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Dr. S T Kimbrough, Jr.

Rev. Susie Knedlik (East Lake United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Frank Korb

Rev. Karen Korb

Rev. Dr. Gene Lankford (Aliceville First, Hebron, and Panola United Methodist Churches, Aliceville, AL)

Rev. Malcom E. Larkin

Rev. Kip Laxson

Rev. Ted Leach

Rev. Charles H. Lee

Rev. Joe Little

Rev. Carl Long

Rev. James W. Long (Sycamore United Methodist Church, Sycamore, AL)

Rev. Robert Mercer (Asbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Paul Messer

Rev. Ronald McKay

Rev. Terri Milstead

Rev. Joe Moody

Rev. Bill Morgan (Asbury United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Michael Morgan

Rev. Denise Mullaney (Monte Sano United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. John Mullaney (Monte Sano United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Janet Nabors (Wesley Memorial UMC, Decatur, AL)

Rev. James Napp (Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, AL)

Rev. Donald Neal

Rev. Emily Nelms Chastain

Rev. Marian New

Rev. Tim New

Rev. Hal Noble

Rev. Christy Noren-Hentz (First United Methodist Church & Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Lineville, AL)

Rev. Todd Noren-Hentz (First United Methodist Church, Wedowee, AL)

Rev. Alex Oberneder (Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Ally Ohki (Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Florence, AL)

Rev. Bob Owens

Rev. Michelle Ozier Wallace

Rev. Benjamin F. Padgett (Highlands United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Marjorie Palmer (Madison United Methodist Church, Madison, AL)

Rev. Jaime Pangman

Rev. Renae Perry (Cahaba United Methodist Church, Birmingham, AL)

Rev. Ted Peterson

Rev. Donnie Pritchard

Rev. Donly E. Ray

Rev. Hughey Reynolds

Rev. Joe Riddle

Rev. Belinda Rives

Rev. Jay Robinson (Wesley Foundation Jacksonville State University)

Rev. Jim Robertson

Rev. Amanda Rochelle

Rev. Marian Royston

Rev. Ava Rozelle

Rev. John Rutland, Jr.

Rev. Kimberly Scites

Rev. Becky Scott (Houston Memorial United Methodist Church, Houston, AL)

Rev. Dylan Scott

Rev. Judy Shepherd (GracePoint United Methodist Church, Gardendale, AL)

Rev. Jim Short

Rev. Roger Short

Rev. Amelia Sims

Rev. Ed Sims

Kennard C. Smith (Wesley Foundation Director, University of Alabama, retired)

Rev. Matthew Smith

Rev. Ronald Smith (Isbell United Methodist Church, Midland, AL)

Rev. Thomas Smith

Pastor Waymond K. Smith (Lowe’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Joyce Snyder (Union Chapel, Northport, AL)

Rev. Robert Sturdivant

Rev. Dalton Styes

Rev. Tim Tatum (Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Kim Teehan

Rev. Dr. Kevin Thomas (Forrest Lake United Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL)

Rev. Rhett J. Thompson (Missionary to Panama)

Rev. Roger K. Thompson

Rev. Buster Timmons

Rev. Jonathan Todd (Holmes Street United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL)

Rev. Melody Traylor

Rev. David Tubbs (Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Harvest, AL)

Rev. Amy Parsons Vaughn (Forrest Chapel UMC, Hartselle, AL)

Rev. Willis Vickery (now deceased)

Rev. Dr. Peter von Herrmann

Rev. Cheryl Wagar

Rev. Dorothy Ann Webster

Rev. Fred Webster

Rev. Deb Welsh (ATEM hospital chaplain)

Rev. Pete West

Rev. Sandy West

Rev. Dr. Steve West (Jacksonville First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, AL)

Rev. Andrew Wolfe

Rev. Byron White

Rev. Herbert Williamson (Pleasant Grove UMC)

Rev. Clauzell Williams

Rev. Holly Woodall

Rev. Chuck Worley

Rev. Andy Yarnell

Rev. Billy L. York

Rev. Jenny You

Note: StayUMC began collecting signatories in 2020 shortly after the announcement of the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation in an effort to keep the North Alabama Conference in the United Methodist Church. After the launch of the Global Methodist Church, congregational disaffiliation conversations began in earnest and some supporters of the Protocol withdrew their support. As these dynamics have changed, StayUMC has continued to gather signatories in the North Alabama Conference of those wishing to indicate their support of the United Methodist Church and their desire to “stay United Methodist.”


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