Meet the


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-12, Chloe-10 and Alice-6; 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.

Church Council Chairperson

Mike Perone


Laini Burgett

Finance Chairperson

Dave Olsen

Food Pantry Ministries

Page Durham

Lay Delegate to Annual Conference

Jerry Raines


Debi Walker


Laini Burgett & Margie Waggoner

Martin Methodist Representative

Kathy Runge


Jerry Raines

Scout Liaison

Special Events and Kitchen Coordinator

Jonna Martin

Staff Parish Relations Committee Chairperson

Rolen Waggoner


Janice Johns

Trustees Chairperson

Freida Winkley Raines

Ladies of LaVergne Council Rep.

Pam Warner

United Methodist Men President

Mike Perrone

Children's Council Chair

Jacque Schmidt

Youth President

Young Adult Representative

William Monoghan

Worship Committee Chairperson

Becky Olsen

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

Dan Walker

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