David is a Birmingham native, earning his Bachelors degree from Birmingham-Southern University in Political Science and History. He attended Candler Theological Seminary in Atlanta, earning a Masters in Divinity in 1988. His first appointment was at Canterbury UMC in Birmingham from 1989 to 1994, then was commissioned to plant a church in northwest Madison County. David and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children, Julia Alton and Will.
Director of Children's Ministries
Pam is a native of Syracuse, NY. She graduated with a BA in Political Science from LeMoyne College in 1997. As part of corporate company moves, she and her family relocated to Huntsville, AL in 2006. Prior to joining the staff she spent six years volunteering in event coordination across all GSUMC Children's Ministry Programs. She and her husband Tom live in Harvest with their five children: Ashley, Rachel, Sarah, Emma and Meagan.
Director of Youth Ministries
Alex is originally from Trussville, AL and grew up going to First United Methodist Church of Trussville. As a youth, she was very involved in her youth group and then transitioned into a leader of the group when she became a college student. She graduated from Auburn University and is an advocate for youth with mental health issues.
Music and Media Lead
Brent began attending Good Shepherd during his teen years and quickly began to participate in leading worship. Since graduating from East Limestone High School Brent has become a successful local musician playing at a variety of venues in the greater Huntsville area. He has been featured on the Today Show and Access Hollywood Live for winning various song and jingle competitions. As of June 1, 2014 Brent has taken on the role of Lead Music Minister for Good Shepherd UMC. Brent is married to Jae Kaiser Morgan, also a long time member of Good Shepherd, and they have two great dogs Fred and Charlie. If you would like to see some of his incredible work go to his YouTube Page at https://www.youtube.com/user/BrentMorganMusic.
Holly grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and earned two B.S. degrees in Business (UT) and Computer Information Systems (Athens State). Holly, her husband Ray and their two sons, Zachary and Jacob, have been attending Good Shepherd since 2005. She began working in the office in October 2011.
Denise is a native of Florence, Alabama and earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. Before coming to Madison, she worked as Manager of Financial Accounting for US Airways in Northern Virginia. She moved to Madison in 2002. Denise joined the staff of Good Shepherd in May 2008. Denise and her husband James have two sons, Jay and Nicholas, and live in Madison.
Facilities and Maintenance
John and Beth Ryberg are leaders of the United Methodist church plant, the Table, which is a network of house churches in the Huntsville/Madison County area. John was raised Roman Catholic at nearby St. Paul’s in Athens. Beth grew up Protestant as her family lived around the world through her father’s service in the Air Force. John graduated from Athens State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and received his M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary where he is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Planting. John and Beth served on staff at Asbury UMC in Madison for sixteen years before helping to start the Table. Good Shepherd UMC supports the mission of the Table. Together we support missions locally through New Futures Family Homeless shelter and other projects.