The UM Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr. David Comperry will be joining the Foundation team as field staff representative on September 1, 2017.
David P. Comperry is retiring after 45 years as a full-time pastor in the Tennessee and Memphis Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church. The son of a Methodist pastor, David grew up in Middle Tennessee and began his ministry in the Tennessee Conference before transferring to the Memphis Conference. He received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Emory University. David has served United Methodist congregations in Middle and West Tennessee, as well as one appointment in Paducah, Kentucky, retiring after seven years as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel UMC in Memphis.
David has served in a variety of positions in both Annual Conferences, including chairing the Memphis Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, and has served as a delegate at three Jurisdictional Conferences and alternate delegate to General Conference twice.
David and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters, Cindy Comperry, who lives in Nashville, and Betsy Little, who lives in Jackson, Tennessee with her husband Brad Little and their children, Rowan and Ben.