Rev. Elaine Puckett
Interim Pastor until June 2018, Elaine is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and a retired member of the North Georgia Annual Conference. She serves as a Transitional Interim Ministry Specialist endorsed by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. A graduate of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology – where she was a Woodruff Scholar – she has served in several diverse appointments in the Atlanta area. Also a former instructor at Candler, she taught courses in Wesleyan theology and Women in Ministry. Her husband, Richard, is also a member of the UMC clergy. Elaine has a passion for helping churches to prepare themselves for a permanent pastor assignment and is a wealth of knowledge in many areas.
Jane has been Minister of Worship at Midway since 1999. She currently plans and organizes music for the traditional service, directs the Chancel Choir weekly and for special holiday services, and plays the keyboard at the Contemporary Service. She has many years of church and secular experience as a youth singer, high school and church accompanist, adult choir singer, organist, and worship leader for women’s retreats.
As the Minister of Weekday Education, Beth and the We Wonder/F.U.N. Kidz staff focus on providing a loving, Christian environment where children are able to experience positive physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth. Beth has been blessed by Midway’s children and their families since 1998.
Judy is the Pastoral Ministry Assistant, providing a warm welcome to visitors during the week, assisting with communications and office administration. She is active in the music ministry and has volunteered in the church office and other areas for several years.
Joining the Midway staff in 2012, Julia is the Communications and Connections Coordinator. She oversees communication efforts, ensures that guests are warmly greeted and have all their needs met, helps new members get “plugged in” to the church, and assists Sunday School classes and small groups with growth and promotion.
As Youth Director, Morgan teaches the youth Sunday School class and conducts the youth programming on Sunday evenings. She also coordinates Midway’s Confirmation Program and all youth ministry special events, including service projects, outings, retreats, and mission trips. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Brian joined Midway UMC in March 2017. He has worked in the local church for the past 25 years in different capacities, most recently at Johns Creek UMC as Minister of Recreation from 2000-2016. His passion is to help the church run as efficiently as possible so that the body of Christ can minister appropriately in its current setting. As Business Administrator, Brian manages the church membership database, facilities schedule, communications, accounts payable and many other administrative duties that help the church to attain its mission.
SPRC members for 2018:
Mike Dalton – Chairman
Every United Methodist congregation has a Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC). It’s the responsibility of the SPRC to oversee the relationship between staff, congregation, and the district superintendent (to whom our pastor reports) so that the mission of the church continuously moves forward.
Midway members are encouraged to provide helpful feedback to members of the SPRC regarding any issues related to the work of the church, clergy/staff, or function of the church. Feel free to contact an SPRC member directly if you have a personal relationship, or by calling the church office and requesting contact information.