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. Michael Cobb - Minister of Discipleship
Michael@aldersgateumc.org

Favorite Movie:
I guess my favorite movie is "The Shawshank Redemption."  There is something about Andy's constant hope in the midst of all of the bad things that happen to him that has a Godly undertone to it.
Something that changed my life when I read it:
When I was in high school, I was struggling with the questions, "What is life for?  Why am I here?" It may seem to be a cop out, but for me it was a rarely read book of the Bible that had a drastic impact on me. Particularly, Ecclesiastes 12:13, "The end of the matter; all has been heard.  Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
What do you do in your free time:
When I get free time, I love to watch movies in the theater and I love to make furniture through woodworking.
Favorite Food:
I guess my favorite food would be Mexican.... it's SPICY!
Greatest Challenge:
I think to date, my greatest challenge has been learning how to become selfless as a husband and dad.  I never knew how much I catered to "number one" until I got married and even more became a father.  Still working on it.
What was your first job:
My first real job was maintenance at my high school.  Painting lockers, cutting grass, sweating... good times.
 

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

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.


Paul Horton, Director of Youth Discipleship
paul@aldersgateumc.org

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

Linda Anderson, Executive Assistant
office@aldersgateumc.org

Dory Hector, Financial Secretary
dory@aldersgateumc.org

Bettie Miller, Bookkeeper
bettie@aldersgateumc.org

Allison Frost, Program Assistant
allison@aldersgateumc.org

Jimmy Dennis, Hospitality coordinator
dennisfamily@charter.net