Rev. Hanson is the Pastor in Charge and Chief Administrative Officer of the Midway United Methodist Church.
Rev. Stacey Hanson
His current responsibilities include providing pastoral care and counseling to the congregation, pastoral leadership and management for the church’s vision and mission, and pastoral oversight and supervision for the church’s staff and programs. Though a metro Atlanta native from Rockdale County, Rev. Hanson graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary in 2002 and was ordained in the South Carolina Annual Conference, after which he completed 400 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC.
He served churches in Glennville and Statesboro, GA and Spartanburg and Greenville, SC before transferring to the North Georgia Conference in 2005. Rev. Hanson is also a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Reserve where he serves as a Protestant Chaplain. He is currently attached to the 11th Wing (The Chief’s Own) at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, DC. He is father to three children Elijah 22, Sarah 20, and Jonathan 16. Stacey enjoys music, art, traveling, Braves baseball, family activities, and visiting waterfalls. He also likes the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie series; blues, jazz, and Southern Rock music; and is an avid, amateur tri-athlete and Crossfit athlete.
Rev. Nancy Meeker
As Assistant Pastor, Rev. Meeker has ministry responsibilities that include Pastoral Care of the Congregation, administration of Nurture and Hospitality, Ministry Planning as well as organization and implementation of Adult Discipleship classes at Midway UMC. She served in churches as Assistant Pastor in North Carolina for 10 years and in the Atlanta area for 2 years before joining the staff at Midway UMC Dec 1, 2012. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University where she met her husband Dave. Rev. Meeker completed Course of Study for the ministry at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She and her husband have a grown family in the Atlanta area. She embraces and supports the MUMC mission of extending our reach up, in, across and out for God. Her favorite scripture verse is Galatians 2:20.
Rev. Chad Brown
As Assistant Pastor of Family Discipleship, Chad’s focus is all children and youth ministries of Midway UMC. Chad is a dynamic leader who has a passion for building the local church and seeing people thrive in their relationship with Jesus. After leaving the church for a while as a young man he moved to Liberty University where his life was transformed by the love of Jesus. He developed a modern and appealing approach to ministry. His passion for the church and youth culture allow him the ability to capture audiences with his energy. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Liberty University and working on his second master’s degree in Global Studies. He would really like to get a doctorate so he can have as many tattoos as he wants and people will have to call him “Dr. Brown”. He loves his wife, kids, surfing and the Lion King!! He absolutely loves how crazy his God is for us all.
Melissa has served as Church Administrator here at Midway UMC since 1997. She handles all financial issues and helps in most administrative areas.
Judy is the part-time Receptionist, providing a warm welcome to visitors and assisting the staff. She is active in the music ministry and has volunteered in the church office and other areas for several years.
As Pastoral Ministry Assistant, Julia assists Sunday School classes with their growth and well-being, and leads MUMC’s Evangelism Team. This team helps new members get ‘plugged in’ to the church, and ensures that guests are warmly greeted and have all their needs met.
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.
Brian joined Midway UMC in March 2017. He has worked in the local church for the past 25 years in different capacities. Most recently, he served 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 the Church Office Manager Brian manages the church membership database, facilities schedule, communications, accounts payable and many other administrative duties that help the church to attain its mission.
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.