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. Kevin and Kathy have one small dog, Daisy. They enjoy travel, history, hiking, kayaking, creative hobbies, restoring antiques, reading, cooking, genealogy and missional involvement.

Rev. Rob Wheeler

Minister of Connection and Care

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Rev. Rob Wheeler is a life-long United Methodist and a second-career pastor who began his work in the church as the Director of Youth Ministries at Cookeville First in 2016 before his appointment as Associate Pastor in 2017.  Rob is a Goodlettsville, TN native and graduate of Tennessee Tech University. He is soon to complete his theological studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in hopes of pursuing ordination as a deacon in the UMC. He is married to his wife, Beth, and they have three children, Graham, Isaac, and Mariah. Rob loves going to dinner with his wife, watching movies and playing chess with his oldest, playing tennis and video games with his younger son, and pretty well does everything his daughter tells him to do.  Rob has a passion for working to restore the credibility and influence of the church, 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

Director of Youth and Young Adults

Director of Youth and Young Adults

CLINTON WHEELER

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

Membership Coordinator

Membership Coordinator

PATRICIA CHIROUX

Youth and Young Adult Assistant

Youth and Young Adult Assistant

GIDEON SLEDGE

Servant Ministries Assistant

Servant Ministries Assistant

KATHY CONRAD

Music Ministry Coordinator

Music Ministry Coordinator

KEVIN SALTER

Music Ministry Coordinator

Music Ministry Coordinator

CASS ROBERTS

Cookeville First UMC Organist

Cookeville First UMC Organist

TODD ARNOLD

LINDA CONLEY

KEITH CAVANARY