Team

COOKEVILLE FIRST UMC

Leaders & Staff

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Our Pastoral Team

Dr. Kevin Conrad

Senior Pastor

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Dr. Kevin Conrad is in his 38th year of pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church, most of which was spent in the Memphis Conference of the UMC. His appointments include Humboldt-Gadsden Extended Ministry, Follis Chapel-Union Charge, Mullins Associate, Adamsville First, Grace-Jackson ( a new church where he was founding pastor, 1994-2001), Covington First, Covenant in Cordova (Memphis area), Memphis Conference Director of Connectional Ministries and New Church Development, and Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Milan, Tennessee.  Dr. Kevin attained his undergraduate at Lambuth College, his MDiv at Vanderbilt Divinity School, and completed the DMin program Wesley Theological Seminary in 2019. He is married to Kathy Conrad and has two children, Daniel and Chelsea. They enjoy travel, history, hiking, kayaking, creative hobbies, restoring antiques, reading, cooking, genealogy and missional involvement.

Rev. Rob Wheeler

Minister of Discipleship and Engagement

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Rev. Rob Wheeler is a life-long United Methodist and came to ministry after a lengthy career in corporate America. Rev. Rob began church work in youth ministry before his appointment as Associate Pastor in 2017 and commissioning as a Deacon in in 2022.  Rob is a Goodlettsville, TN native and graduate of Tennessee Tech University and United Theological Seminary.  His wife Beth is a small business owner in Cookeville, and they have three very active children – Graham (19), Isaac (15), and Mariah (9). He is a terrible golfer, a decent cook, and a great movie watcher.  Rob has a passion for working to restore the credibility and influence of the church, leading worship and preaching, teaching, and building Christian connections and relationships.

Our Ministry Leaders

Director of Worship and Music

Director of Worship and Music

KATHY EVANS

Director of Servant Ministries

Director of Servant Ministries

TAMIKA PARKER

Ministry Coordinator

Ministry Coordinator

Erica Dyer

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Children's Ministry Coordinator

KELSEY MILLER

Director of Jacob's Ladder Preschool

Director of Jacob's Ladder Preschool

HEATHER DIXON

Our Support Team

Business Administrator

Business Administrator

LUANN THROGMORTON

Connection and Care Assistant

Connection and Care Assistant

JESSICA WELCH

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

JULIANA MOORE

young adults and renew worship

young adults and renew worship

GIDEON SLEDGE

Servant Ministries Assistant

Servant Ministries Assistant

Kathy Conrad

Music Ministry Coordinator

Music Ministry Coordinator

CASS ROBERTS

Facilities Director

Facilities Director

GREGG CUPP

CUSTODIAN

CUSTODIAN

KEITH CAVANARY

CUSTODIAN

CUSTODIAN

LINDA CONLEY

CUSTODIAN

CUSTODIAN

JAMMIE JOHNSON

165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501
931.526.2177