Steve Fendley - Dr. Steve is an awesome UMYF Counselor and is a super surgeon on the side! He's Michaela and Madison's dad first and foremost, but has also prooved to be a great guitar player and has even been a dancer on stage, too! His wife, Joyce, is an awesome cook and is really cool because she lets him come hang out with us.
Carol Flowers - Marvelous Breakfast Cook! She came in and got to flip pancakes before any other trainee so far! She is in charge of special arrangements and making sure that Lee Ann gets breakfast! Her kids have all graduated from our youth program -- and she's still here!
Bill and Katie Holland - great UMYF Counselors & summer JR high Bible Study leaders! They were counselors as newlyweds when Andy was a terror in the group and have come back since he's on staff. Don't ask them for Andy stories from the past -- he says they don't have any... but ask about Atlanta if you get a chance. They have 2 great kids and are active all over the church. Katie is really talented with sewing, knitting & scrapbooking-- she can even teach you how! Bill loves to do stuff outdoors like hunting, and will even take a youth or two with him! He is one of our amazing Adult "Counselor and Friends" Football Team players and is really good at Korean War with his fabulous wing-span . They both love late night cosmic bowling, just ask them!
Eddy Keel - Sr High Sunday School teaching team, Captain; UMYF Counselor; Choir Member; Mission Trip Counselor. Eddy is the Captain of the Undefeated UMYF Counselor & Friends Football Team, a Super Bowl Sunday tradition. Eddy has been teaching youth SS since 1975 (except for 3 years they took off to have children)! He knows everyone! He's a pharmacist in real life.
Mary Kate Keel - Sr High Sunday School teaching team; Mission Trip Counselor. She's the enforcer in Eddy's class -- she also takes roll -- so she's taught since 1975 too!! She took care of lots or our youth in the FUMC Daycare when they were little too -- and still works there now.
Bob Kirkby - Jr High Sunday School teaching team; Choir Member; and great flutist. affectionately known by his youth as "Bob the Builder." Bob is a certified Lay Speaker through the UM church and always has a great life lesson to share.
Christian Margeson - Emergency Crew for UMYF and the Breakfast Crew; Staff Physical Therapist; Noah's Ark Kitchen King! He knows lots about Physical Therapy, cooking, hunting, and running in Iron Man Events!
Rev. Lynn Nesbitt - Confirmation Clergy / Teacher; UM Advisor to Lee Ann & Andy; Lynn knows everything you need to know about hot tea & always has some in her office. She has lived in England and preached in Madrid! (Madrid is actually just south of Dothan, but it sounds like Spain, huh?) Lynn is a great cook and she shares her recipes. She can teach you how to knit a prayer shawl, too.
Keith Pruitt - UMYF Counselor, best-known by some as the Tool Truck and Chicargo-van team leader. Joey and Mary Beth's dad! Keith works at Farley Nuclear Plant and has strange hours so we see him when he's on "regular people shift" hours.
Don Swanson - Magnificent Breakfast Crew Chief; we like to call him our "Chef" but he says he's not officially a "Chef" so we're saying "Chief." He's been cooking for youth for too MANY years to count! Don holds 1/2 of the Smoke Out recipe and can make and flip pancakes with a left-handed spatula better than anyone in at least the whole Southeast (which means anywhere since this is where the best cooks are anyway, right?)! He says he's retired, but he still comes to cook pancakes!
Amy Thomas - Andy's wife. She's leading our Jr. High Bible Study girl's group this summer. We list her as a volunteer because she does way more than most wives of the youth guy have to do with their four kids in tow!
Lee Thomas - Breakfast Early Crew. He's Andy's dad! And more importantly to him, he's Whit, Levi, Kate, and Mary Alice's Poppy. Lee is involved in the church through Bible Studies and Sunday School and has held numerous leadership positions.
Mark Warren - Breakfast Crew - He works the grill, she works the line -- together they're a great team. Emily's parents (Hannah is at AU)! They gave us two computers that we are adding to the Cafe. Susan also helps with Church Party, the Special Kids Tuesday night program, at the church.
Billy & Suzanne Woods - Sr High Sunday School teaching team. He used to be Mayor of Headland, knows everyone from there, and loves to harass Lee Ann! Suzanne runs Flowers Hospital! She has been a Trip Counselor and Ski Instuctor for youth and staff. They have a daughter named Lily but she's not old enough for youth yet!
*We'll be telling you about some new additions very soon!