Our Staff

  • Rev. Dr. hughey reynolds Senior pastor

    hreynolds@decaturfumc.org

    I was born and reared on a farm in Lineville, AL, where my father was a tractor mechanic and Methodist preacher. I played sports throughout high school and graduated in 1974. I completed my bachelor’s degree at Birmingham-Southern College and seminary degrees at Emory University. Since 1973 I have served 9 different pastoral appointments, all in Alabama. Seeing people believe that they are saved by God’s grace and not by their own goodness energizes me to keep doing what I do! I married Sandy Jones in 1975. We have two, married sons and three grandsons.  I am an ardent gardener, and I advocate for and practice small-scale, sustainable farming. I work out at the gym most days before daylight. My favorite exercise is the handstand shoulder-press!

  • Rev. toby chastain Associate Pastor

    tchastain@decaturfumc.org

    I grew up in L.A. (Lower Alabama). My dad was a high school football coach, so we moved around quite a bit, yet I claim Samson as my hometown. I attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery where I answered my call to ministry and completed my graduate work at Memphis Theological Seminary. As an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, part of my job is to connect the church with the world outside our doors. I also have a passion for intentional discipleship through spiritual disciplines and small groups. In my spare time, you can find me cooking, playing golf, or watching Duke Basketball!

  • Dr. Tommy davis music director

    dr.tommy.davis@icloud.com

    I'm originally from Athens, AL. I graduated from the University of Alabama, where I played in the Million Dollar Band. I've been teaching since 1989 and love working with all age groups. I love all types of music and have played in many different kinds of groups including symphony orchestras, jazz bands, praise bands, rock bands, and even a country band. 

    "Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord..." Psalms 95:1

  • Louise Mccallion INTERIM Children's Director

    children@decaturfumc.org

    I am a Northern Ireland native from a wee town called Portglenone. I grew up in the countryside with my Dad (Alastair), Mum (Greer), and sister (Charlotte), who shares the same birthday with me, just 6 years apart! I grew up in the church and have served in children's and youth ministries since I turned 18. I graduated from Ulster University with a Bachelor's in Business Management and have recently graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Masters in Youth Ministry. I've been in the USA for 3 years working in youth ministry just up the road in Huntsville. I am so thankful that my job is telling others about Jesus, for I get to guide children and families in their faith journeys! I love to dance, sing in the car, and rewatch my favorite movies. I love quoting movies! I'll tell you this now, we will likely have a discussion about the movie, Titanic! What can I say? It was built in Northern Ireland, and fun fact: my Great Granda was a carpenter on it! Cool, right? Cracker Barrel is my favorite, and if I could go to a concert right this minute, I'd be seeing Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra! Imagine them singing a duet... WOW!!

  • Jonathan Creekmore Youth Director

    youth@decaturfumc.org

    Hello!! I grew up in Meridian, MS. I first attended Meridian Community College, and I finished my bachelor's at Ole Miss. Hotty Toddy! I also met my wonderful wife, Shelby, at Ole Miss! I am currently in graduate school at Memphis Theological Seminary. I have worked in ministry for about 4 years now, and I love working with teenagers! My passion is to change and revitalize youth ministry and the Church as a whole! Our ministry is intentional and outward-reaching! Before I got into ministry, I was a chef! You might have even seen me on the Food Network! Most of all, I am an extreme extrovert; I love being with people!

  • Kristin Green First grace CDC director

    firstgrace@decaturfumc.org

    Hello! My name is Kristin Green. I am from Decatur but now live in Hillsboro. I graduated from Calhoun Community College with a Child Development Degree. I have been in childcare since 2011. I truly love working with kids and I am living my dream job now as the First Grace CDC Director! I have been with Corey, my husband, since 2008.  I am a big Alabama fan!  Roll Tide!  My favorite animal is a giraffe!

  • Alyson Quinn administrative secretary

    aquinn@decaturfumc.org

    I am a lifelong Decaturite and I possess B.A. degrees in English and Psychology from Athens State College.  I have served on the staff here at DFUMC since April 2001.  Time has flown really quickly!  The people of Decatur First continue to be wonderful friends that I cherish.  I enjoy antiquing and reading; my husband Tim and I enjoy motorcycling as a hobby and also spending time with Natalie, our Rat Terrier rescue dog.  

  • Cindy mcculloch business administrator

    cmcculloch@decaturfumc.org

    I joined the Decatur FUMC staff in 2007!  What a ride! I’ve made some wonderful lifelong friends at Decatur First and hope to make many more in the future! I was born and raised in the Decatur/Trinity area and attended Calhoun Community and Technical College. I married  my “First Date,” Jeff.  We have two grown sons, Caleb and Matthew.  In my free time, I volunteer for Hospice of the Valley as their cosmetologist, (WHAT A BLESSING) and enjoy watching football!