Conference Center Staff

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Learn more about the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Staff can be reached by calling the main number and the phone system will connect you to the appropriate extension as prompted.

Use of email to contact staff is highly encouraged. 

(Please note the Bishop and the Episcopal Office staff are located at the Nashville Area Episcopal Office 615.742.8834.)

Mary Lou Moore
Mary Lou Moore
Receptionist & Ministry Assistant
Deen Thompson Receptionist & Ministry Assistant
Administration & Finance – Suite 4
Administration Services

Office email:

James R. Allen Director
Melinda Parker Assistant Benefits Officer
Shelly Curtis  Assistant Treasurer
Alice Grunau HR Specialist





Foundation – Suite 3
United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis & TN Conferences
Sara Finger Administrative Assistant to the President
Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson Foundation President
Rev. Dr. Phil Jamieson Foundation President
David Reed Development Officer
David Comperry Field Staff Representative





Development Fund of TN/KY, Inc.
Tiffany Ford Administrator
Nashville Area Office of Leadership Formation and Development – Suite 5
(Formerly, Office of Ministerial Concerns)
Rev. Deborah S. Owens
Heidi S. Geib Assistant Director
Jacob Vaughn Board of Ordained Ministry Registrar
Connectional Ministries – Suite 1
Office of Connectional Ministries 
615.329.1177 or 800.359.1162
Rev. Melinda Young Britt Director of Connectional Ministries
Brad Fiscus Director of Next Gen Discipleship
Amy Hurd, APR Director of Communications
Kylie Marino Digital Media Specialist
Izzie Zimmerman Executive Assistant to the DCM
Additional Conference Contact information


Conference Secretary
Rev. Monica Mowdy



John Abernathy Smith Heritage Center (formerly Archives & History)
Gratia Strother, Archivist


Camp & Retreat Ministries
Russell Casteel, Director of Cedar Crest Camp
(615) 921-9264


Sarah Ratz, Director of Beersheba Springs Assembly
(931) 692-3669



Disaster Response
Rev. Robert Craig