First United Methodist Church of Picayune, MS
Monday, June 17, 2019
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Church Staff

Harold Manning . . . . Pastor
Brother Harold joined us at the end of June 2014 and with him he brought his lovely wife Teresa. Rev. Manning is coming from Utica, Mississippi, where he had a 2 point charge. Ministry was not his first calling, as he was a junior high school teacher, high school teacher and also taught at Hinds Community College in Vicksburg. He has been in ministry for the past 14 years. Teresa has been highly involved with teaching Sunday School with his appointments in the past and she works on a contract basis for the State Department of Health and Licensing.
Linda Hancock . . . . Director of Music Ministries
Linda is currently the Director of Chancel Choir, Youth Praise, Children's Choir and Celebration Ringers. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was formerly the director of the Pearl River County Chorus.  
Betty Breland . . . . Organist
Betty earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a private piano teacher.  
Patricia Dawsey . . . . Pianist
Patricia graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music Education. She was formerly a music teacher at Roseland Park Elementary School.  
Billy Walley. . . . Lay Leader
As Lay Leader, Billy does a fantastic job of communicating between the congregation and the Pastor, keeping all lines of communication open for everyone.
Michelle Tierce Jones . . . . Nursery 
Michelle has been a member of FUMC of Picayune for a number of years. She has been an active member and has participated in all areas of the church from Sunday School, Children & Youth Programs and VBS.
Vanessa Kingrey . . . . Children's & Youth Director and Office Administrative Assistant
Vanessa and her family have been members of First United Methodist Church since 2007. She has a degree in child development and directs our children's Tuesday afternoon "Turbo Tuesday" group and our Wednesday night youth group "3 Forward". She is also the crew leader for our co-ed scout group "Crew 2". Vanessa is also in charge of the church office.
Patsy Cassell . . . . Sound Technician
Patsy has been a long time member and volunteer for FUMC. She has participated in Turbo Tuesday, Barrentine Circle, and Worship Committee.
Scott Campbell . . . . Custodian
Scott is our newest staff member. He keeps our facilities beautiful and in tip-top shape.  



I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what you will. Rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing; put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full. Or let me be empty. Let me have all things. Or let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.   Amen

-John Wesley
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