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
Randa Brown: Cumberland River District Youth Representative
Randa Brown is the Director of Youth Ministry at Manchester First United Methodist Church and Co-Chair of the Conference Committee on Youth Ministry (CCYM).Randa attends worship and is the Director of Youth Ministries at Manchester First United Methodist Church in Manchester, Tenn.
With her role of co-chair of the CCYM, Randa plays a large part in planning conference wide youth events such as Hands and Feet, Warmth in Winter and Summer Sizzler. Last year, she worked on the hospitality committee for Warmth in Winter. For 2017 Warmth in Winter, she will be the chair of the hospitality committee.
Beverly Dycus: Red River District At-Large Member
Beverly Dycus is the CEO / Executive Director of United Methodist Urban Ministries in the Clarksville District. After an encounter with a homeless man in 1985, Beverly strongly felt the call to become more involved in outreach ministry with those in the community who were struggling with issues of homelessness, poverty and violence. She began as a volunteer
and is now Executive Director of the ministry.
Beverly is a Certified Lay Minister and currently serves as pastor of the Tennessee Ridge United Methodist Charge. She serves on numerous boards and committees in the Clarksville District, Tennessee Conference and in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.
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.
Sandy Gruber: Caney Fork River District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
488 Oakley Drive
Crossville, TN 38555
Elizabeth Hernandez: Latino Ministries
Gail High: Cumberland River District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
1309 Knoll Lane
Lebanon, TN 37087
Gail is an active church member at Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tenn. She sings in the choir and is the Local Lay Leader and Co-Chair of Nomination Committee and BMCR. Gail is also a Certified Lay Servant and on the Church Vitality team.
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
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
Sarah Matthews: Assistant Director of Ethnic Lay Servant Ministries
13494 Columbia Hwy.
Lynnville, TN 38472
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.
Patrick Parker: Cumberland River District Lay Leader
His new number is: (615) 824-4885
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
Gwen Sales: Cumberland River District At Large Member
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.