Church Staff

Dr. Brian Miller Senior Minister
brian@aldersgateumc.org

Favorite Movie:
Hoosiers

 What’s something that changed your life when you read it?
 “To Kill a Mockingbird” made me face some hard truths.

What do you do in your free time? 
Hang with Christina and our four great kids. SEC football is high on that list, too.

Favorite Food:
Ice cream. And coffee to drink.

Greatest Challenge:
Getting day-to-day done when my head is filled with what could be, might be, and should be. For example, the daily walk of prayer and Scripture is critical for me to understand where God is working in my life today.

What was your first job? 
I was a busboy at a catfish house. We would stir the coleslaw in the afternoon, bus the tables during dinner, and help clean the kitchen after close.


Rev. Richard Williams Minister of Discipleship
richard@aldersgateumc.org

Favorite Movie:
The Pursuit of HappyNess

Something that changed my life when I read it:
To Kill a Mockingbird

What do you do in your free time:
Listen to live music.

Favorite Food:
Seafood

Greatest Challenge:
Remembering to not be comfortable with the status quo

What was your first job:
Grill Cook

 

Rev. Steve Badskey - Minister of Worship
steve@aldersgateumc.org

Favorite Movie:  
Forrest Gump

What’s something that changed your life when you read it? 
 “In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do?” by Charles Sheldon had a big impact when I was young in my faith. 

What do you do in your free time?  
We watch a lot of shows on the Disney Channel.   

Favorite Food:  
The Chicken Bowl at Street Café.

Greatest Challenge: 
Getting up early enough each morning to run a mile each day. 

What was your first job? 
 Loading 80 lb bags of ice on palates and loading the ice trucks at 4:00 am


Katie Blair - Director of Children ’s Ministries and Co-Director of the WCM 
katie@aldergateumc.org

Favorite Movie:
Jaws  There is some masterful storytelling going on in scenes of that movie without one line of dialogue ever being spoken.  I am fascinated by the fact that one film can keep people from ever entering the water and if they do, they automatically think of the iconic theme song.

What’s something that changed your life when you read it?
Professionally, the book
The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong.  Personally, An American Summer by Frank Deford.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to read, walk, write, watch classic films, and travel. I’m a huge fan of exploring unusual places with good friends and family. We are constantly looking for new, off the beaten path places to visit.

Favorite Food:
Chocolate, egg rolls, and bacon. I also like cheese straws, but not just any kind. I have a friend that makes these amazing cheese straw cookies that are so good, they bring a tear to your eye.

Greatest Challenge:
Finding a balance between creativity and practicality.

 What was your first job?
Babysitting for families in the neighborhood I grew up in.


Miles Barnhardt, Director of Youth Discipleship
miles@aldersgateumc.org

Favorite Movie:
 The Shawshank Redemption

What's something that changed your life when you read it?
 Just Mercy

What do you do in your free time?
play golf, playing music, reading, working and relaxing

Favorite Food:
Chinese food

Greatest Challenge:
Hiking Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland with a torn ACL

What was your first job?
Running the lights and sound for the local production of the "To Kill A Mockingbird" play in Monroeville, AL

Micah Williams, Contemporary Worship Leader
micah@aldersgateumc.org

Favorite Move:
"We Were Soldiers" and "Saving Private Ryan." Both movies are stories of men who through the hardest circumstances, and most intense perseverance still fought for victory.  One (We Were Soldiers) being based off a true story.  These are movies that I have watched over and over again.  I also see some of what Jesus went through in these movies.

What's something that changed your life when you read it?
Besides the Bible (hahaha) was "Robinson Crusoe." A man who was shipwrecked for 24 years and made the most of it all alone is pretty amazing.  Also, a man who helped others - in spite of the fact he had almost nothing on the island for 24 years.  It's also a story of never giving up which has inspired me to this day.

What do you do in your free time?
I spend time with my lovely family, love going to the movies, researching gear, and drinking coffee.

What is your favorite food?
Soul food

Greatest Challenge? Wow, what a question! For sure one of the greatest challenges is leading multiple people all with different learning types toward the same goal.  Of using all the different tools that are available while staying on top of everything.

What was your first job?
My first job was at the Prattville, AL movie theater.  I worked there for 3 years in high school and this job is what led to one of my hobbies.


Bill Haigler, Church Administrator/Building Superintendent
bill@aldersgateumc.org

Allison Frost, Executive Assistant
allison@aldersgateumc.org

Erin Jackson, Bookkeeper
erin@aldersgateumc.org

Dory Hector, Financial Secretary
dory@aldersgateumc.org

Jimmy Dennis, Hospitality Coordinator

dennisfamily@charter.net