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Welcome to a place that believes anything is possible with faith in God.

At La Vergne First United Methodist Church, we offer a variety of ministry opportunities for every age and stage of life. God loves each one of us the same, and here you will never feel excluded or alone!

We are eager to know you, eager for you to become involved in the life of our church, and also eager for you to see the wonderful way that God is working in our lives. It won’t take long for you to discover that this is truly a church “family,” rich in the kinds of relationships that matter most. We worship together, serve together, laugh together, love together, cry together, and reach out to the world together with the life-transforming truth of Jesus Christ.


The Hennessys
Pastoral Family
Judy and De Hennessy were born in Akron, Ohio and have been married for over forty three years. They have one daughter, Amber Schmuhl; a son-in-law, Aaron; three granddaughters, Isabella-10, Chloe-8, and Alice-4; and Judy’s father, Don Cullison...
Seth Skiles
Music Director
Seth Skiles has led our music ministry since January 2019. Feeling Divinely called to church music since a child, Seth has experience directing choirs of all ages and worship bands. He received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Anderson University in Indiana. Belmont University brought Seth to the Nashville area to complete his Masters of Music in Church Music. Seth is also employed by Murfreesboro City Schools as a full-time elementary music teacher. Besides music making, Seth loves to travel, read, exercise, and cook.
Gaila Fletcher
Administrative Assistant
Gaila has been our right hand in all things event and calendar-related for several years, as well as handling the phones and creating the bulletin and newsletters. The Church Office is open from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Wednesday & 9:00 am till noon on Thursday.
Allison Blair
UMYF Coordinator
Allison began her official duties as of November 1, 2016. During the week ...

Church Council Chairperson

Galen Medlin


Laini Burgett

Finance Chairperson

Derek Johnson

Food Pantry Ministries

Page Durham

Lay Delegate to Annual Conference

Jerry Raines


Debi Walker


Debi Walker & Laini Burgett

Martin Methodist Representative

Kathy Runge


Jerry Raines

Scout Liaison

Roxanna Mascarenas

Special Events and Kitchen Coordinator

Maranda Allen, Jonna Martin

Staff Parish Relations Committee Chairperson

Beth Wheeler


Janice Johns

Trustees Chairperson

Freida Winkley

Ladies of LaVergne Council Rep.

Becky Olsen

United Methodist Men President

Rolen Waggoner

Children's Council Chair

Jacque Schmidt

Youth President

Joey Carrigan

Young Adult Representative

William Monoghan

Worship Committee Chairperson

Page Durham & Carey Garrison

Members at Large

Cara Jones, Steve Feathers, E.T. Martin

Children's Council Chair

Jacque Schmidt

Webmaster | Social Media

William Garrison & Becky Olsen

Sunday School Superintendent

Billy Knight

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