Our Pastoral Team
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 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
Our Support Team
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