Lila Beasley: Stones River District Lay Leader
Lila Beasley is a member of the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Bedford County. She is currently serving as President of the Murfreesboro District United Methodist Women. Lila enjoys teaching Spiritual Growth mission studies.
Lila is a recently retired consultant with the Tennessee Department of Education School Nutrition Division. She enjoyed her work in this area but retirement is WONDERFUL.
“Retirement has allowed me to become more active in the work of the Methodist Church on a District and Conference level. As District Lay Leader, I have had the most amazing experiences at the Charge Conferences of the 92 Murfreesboro District Churches. The mission work of the congregations, both small and large, is beyond belief. We often hear comments regarding the dying church. The United Methodist Churches of the Murfreesboro District are alive and well.”
Lila lives on a farm in Bedford County, Tennessee with her husband of 44 years. She is mother of one and grandmother of two.
Bill Bowen: Conference United Methodist Men’s President
Leigh Ann Cate: Children’s Ministries Chairperson
Jackie Elliott: Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries
P.O Box 11
Smartt, TN 37378
Jackie served as Cookeville District Director from July 2012 – 2016. She is a member of Centertown UMC in McMinnville.
Trevor Gentry: Young People’s Representative
Trevor Gentry is the Youth Director at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. Trevor graduated from Martin Methodist College in 2015 with a degree in Churches Educational Ministries with an Emphasis in youth. He is now a Seminary Student at Center for Youth Ministry Training and serves as the Youth Director at Smyrna First United Methodist Church.
Annette King, Caney Fork River District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
222 King St. Sparta, TN 38583
Annette King is a member of Kynett UMC in Sparta, TN. She is currently serving as LSM Director of the Caney Fork River District. “Be the type of person that no matter where you go or where you are, you always add value to the lives of others around you.”
Ethnic Lay Servant Ministries TBA
Dianne D. Holland: Harpeth River District Director and Associate Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries
P.O Box 540
Columbia, TN 38402
Dianne has served in this position since July 2010. She is a member of Bethlehem UMC in Franklin. She has been active in the United Methodist Church for many years in many different areas on a local church level, district level, TN Conference level, and Jurisdictional level. She has chaired committees, served on committees and continues to serve on committees.
Joe Holland: Harpeth River District Associate Lay Servant Director
P.O Box 540
Columbia, TN 38402
Byron Kanaday: Cumberland River District Lay Leader
Byron is a lifelong Methodist and attended Inglewood United Methodist for over 60 years. He is now a member of Hendersonville First UMC and serving as District Lay Leader for the Cumberland River District.
Michael Lorance: Caney Fork River District Lay Leader
Michael is a member of Centertown UMC where he serves as lay leader.
Linda Malone: Stones River District Associate Lay Leader
Michael McGarvey: Young Adult Representative
Michael is a sophomore college student studying to become a pastor. He is a member at Nolensville First UMC but previously attended Glendale UMC in Nashville, TN while at school at Belmont University. He most recently worked alongside Brad Fiscus as a TNUMC Next Gen Discernment Intern this past summer, where he worked at Glendale UMC.
Bruce Myers: Red River District Associate Lay Leader
Bruce Myers is a member of Hilldale United Methodist Church in Clarksville and is Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at Austin Peay State University. He was a long-time director of Lay Servant Ministries in the Clarksville District and has held many leadership positions in his Church and in the District. His chief area of interest is in working with small rural churches.
Ruthan Patient: Stones River District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
10234 Taylor Road
Rockvale, TN 37153
Ruthan has held this position since 2011. She is a certified Lay Minister at Concord UMC in Rockvale, where she’s been a member for over 30 years.
Dick Sailors: Harpeth River District Lay Leader
Denise Skidmore: Red River District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
1042 Periwinkle Place
Clarksville, TN 37040
Cliff Steger: Red River District Lay Leader
Cliff Steger is a member of Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church where he participates in its Christian Education program as a Sunday school teacher; member of the chancel choir and other local church and community ministries.
Cliff has represented the Conference as a member of the General Board of Church and Society as Chair of the Ethnic and Local Church Funds Committee. He is a past President of the United Methodist Men for the Tennessee Conference and is currently serving as Lay Leader for the Nashville District.
Nita Wright: Conference United Methodist Women’s President