Conference Staff

Please note: In an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 the United Methodist Center in Birmingham is currently closed to visitors until further notice. The United Methodist Center is open to Conference staff. Staff members who are more comfortable working remotely have that option.

All Conference staff are continuing to serve your church in their normal capacity. During this time email is preferable, but phone calls are welcome, too.

Bishop

Debra Wallace-Padgett

Presiding Bishop of the Birmingham Area
(205) 226-7992

Episcopal Office

Jilda Hulsey

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop
(205) 226-7992

Administrative Services

Pete Banish

Director of Information Technology
(205) 226-7966

Johnny Frazier

Conference Controller
(205) 226-7986

Lynette Hancock

Financial Services
(205) 226-7990

Jessica Karr

Benefits Administrator
(205) 226-7987

Doris McCullers

Receptionist, Conference Registrar and Ethnic Ministries Administrative Assistant
(205) 226-7950

Scott Selman

Chief Financial Officer, Conference Treasurer, Director of Administrative Services and Benefits Officer
(205) 226-7989

Communication

Danette Clifton

Director of Communication
(205) 226-7973

Lyn Cosby

Assistant Director of Communication
(205) 226-7972

Mary Simpson

Support Staff
(205) 226-7974

Conference Chancellor

Terry McElheny

Conference Chancellor
(205) 226-7951

Connectional Ministries

Emily Nelms Chastain

Leadership Development Specialist
(205) 226-7933

John Fleischauer

Leadership Development Administrator
(205) 226-7963

Linda Holland

Director of Connectional Ministries / Director of Leadership Development
(205) 226-7954

Adlene Kufarimai

Coordinator for Ministry with the Poor and Director of Missions and Advocacy
(256) 404-9995

Kiki Terry

Leadership Development Administrative Assistant
(205) 226-7953

Ethnic Ministries

Doris McCullers

Receptionist, Conference Registrar and Ethnic Ministries Administrative Assistant
(205) 226-7950

Donald Smith

Executive Director of Ethnic Ministries
(256) 851-6223

New Church Development

Neal Fuller

Co-Director of Celebrate Recovery for the SE, CE, and SW Districts
(205) 752-0414

Sondra Fuller

Co-Director of Celebrate Recovery for the SE, CE, and SW Districts

Faith Hooper

Assistant Director of New Church Development and Director of DesignLab
(256) 489-3964

Christopher Jones

Director of New Church Training
(256) 489-3954

Lucy Morales

Conference Hispanic Strategist
(256) 883-3200

Robin Scott

Executive Director of New Churches
(256) 489-3964

Ordained Ministry

Laura Belding

Support Staff & Administration for Ordained Ministry
(205) 226-7970

Sheri Ferguson

Ministry Health Coordinator
(205) 226-7971

Ron Schultz

Executive Director of the Board of Ordained Ministry
(205) 226-7969

Superannuate Homes

Sam Williamson

Director of Community & Property Care
(205) 226-7968
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