Church Staff

Greg Ducker . . . . Minister
Greg became our church Minister in 2021 after moving to Picayune with his wife, Megan, and three boys. He grew up in Purvis and graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2008. Greg was ordained as an Elder in 2011. One of his favorite hymns in the United Methodist Hymnal is #593: Here I Am Lord
Linda Hancock . . . . Director of Music Ministries
Linda is currently the Director of Chancel Choir, Youth Praise, Children’s Choir and Celebration Ringers. She earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was formerly the director of the Pearl River County Chorus.
Betty Breland . . . . Organist
Betty earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a private piano teacher.
Joy Len Davidson . . . . Pianist
Joy joined our church music ministry in 2020.
Mark Chase . . . . Lay Leader
As Lay Leader, Mark does a fantastic job of communicating between the congregation and the Pastors, keeping all lines of communication open for everyone.
Michelle Tierce Jones . . . . Nursery
Michelle has been a member of FUMC of Picayune for a number of years. She has been an active member and has participated in all areas of the church from Sunday School, Children & Youth Programs and VBS.
Vanessa Kingrey . . . . Youth Director and Office Administrative Assistant
Vanessa and her family have been members of First United Methodist Church since 2007. She is the youth director and runs our youth group, “3 Forward” and teaches our youth Sunday school class.
She also has a young adult group (18-25) called, “AFK”, that she directs.
Vanessa is the crew adviser for our co-ed scout group “Venture Crew 2”, which is a part of the Boy Scouts of America. Vanessa is also in charge of the church office. She enjoys hosting breakfast in the fellowship hall every Sunday before Sunday school, please join us!
Patsy Cassell . . . . Sound Technician
Patsy has been a long-time member and volunteer for FUMC. She has participated in Turbo Tuesday, Barrentine Circle, and Worship Committee.
Scott Campbell . . . . Custodian
Scott is one of our newer staff members. He is also one of our newly married staff members!
Congratulations to him! He is super reliable and always helps anyone in need. He keeps our facilities beautiful and in tip-top shape.