Our Staff

Rev. Herb Flanders

Senior Pastor

Herb is married to Regina and has 2 grown children and a mutt. He loves working at Providence because it is “full of great folks!” On Sunday mornings, you can, of course, find Herb in the pulpit. Some other fun facts about Herb…Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump.” Best vacation: driving to Alaska the summer before 4th grade. A skill or talent no one knows about: he can name (almost) all 159 counties in GA. A pet peeve: rustling plastic sounds (like a chip bag). When he was 10 years old he wanted to be: a pro football player. His first car: a red Camaro. Email:hflanders@provumc.com

Rev. Maria Wells

Volunteer Associate Minister

Maria is married with 1 daughter.  She also has 3 grandkids and lots of pet fish.  She loves working at Providence because of the people.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Maria in the Open Door Sunday School Class and then at the 11:00 church service.  Some other fun facts about Maria are… Favorite Movie:  “The Way We Were.” Best Vacation:  London, England. A skill or talent no one knows about:  she makes a great cream cheese flan. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a teacher. Her first car:  a white Buick Skylark with a red top.

Leslie Lunsford

Adult & Connection Ministry Director

Leslie is married to Gregg and has two grown children and a yellow lab named Schmoopie! She loves working at Providence because of the friendly, welcoming people in the church family & the variety in her job. On Sunday mornings you can find her in the lobby. Some other fun facts about Leslie…Favorite movie, “Something’s Gotta Give.” Best vacation: Paris, France. A skill or talent no one knows about: she is ambidextrous. A pet peeve: people talking/texting on cellphones while they drive. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a surgeon. Her first car: a  Renault 18i.

Madison Busbee

K-5th Children’s Ministry Director

Madison is new to Providence & excited about working with the church family. On Sunday mornings you will find her in the Children’s Building getting to know the children and teaching them about Jesus. Some other fun facts about Madison are…Favorite movie: “Up.” Best vacation: a safari in South Africa with her family. A pet peeve: when someone changes the radio station in her car. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a News Broadcaster. Her first car: a Honda Civic

Tracy Williamson Preschool Children’s Ministry Director

Tracy has 2 grown sons.  She loves working at Providence because she loves sharing her faith with children in such a family-friendly environment.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Tracy in the Children’s Building.  Some other fun facts about Tracy are… Favorite movie:  “Michael.” Best vacation:  St. George Island. A pet peeve:  being interrupted. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a teacher. Her first car: a Fiat.

Woody Brown

Worship Director

Woody is married and has 5 children and a poodle named Lucky, who was rescued on Friday the 13th.  Woody loves working at Providence because of the kindness of the people in this church.  On Sundays you can find Woody leading worship at the 9:30 service, and worshipping God.  He invites you to join him!  Some other fun facts about Woody…Favorite movie:  “Greatest Showman.” Best vacation:  River Cruise on the Danube. Skill or talent no one knows about: Rock Climbing. A pet peeve:  aggressive Atlanta drivers. His first car:  VW bus.

Tim Hall

Media Specialist

Tim is married and has 3 children and 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter!  He loves working at Providence because he gets to serve others and help with worship.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Tim in the sanctuary in the sound booth.  Some other fun facts about Tim are…Favorite movie:  All the “Harry Potter” movies. Best vacation:  a cruise with the family. A skill or talent that no one knows about:  he can gobble like a turkey. A pet peeve:  people who text and drive. When he was 10 years old he wanted to be: a zookeeper. His first car:  a 1965 red Ford Mustang.

Linda Ellis

Praise Band Leader

Linda is married with 2 sons and a dog.  She loves working at Providence because it doesn’t feel like work!  On Sunday mornings you can find Linda at the piano, singing in the choir, or in Sunday school.  Some other fun facts about Linda are…Favorite movie:  “Steel Magnolias.” Best vacation:  Disney World. A skill or talent that no one knows about:  she makes pumpkin and apple pies from scratch, including the pastry! A pet peeve:  cell phones at the dinner table. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a famous singer or a teacher. Her first car:  a red 1971 VW Beetle.

Leslie Carson

Business Manager

Leslie is married to Jeff and has 3 grown children and two grandchildren. She loves working at Providence because it’s her church home.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Leslie in the 11am Contemporary Service. Some other fun facts about Leslie…Favorite movie: “Steel Magnolias.” Best vacation: Anywhere in their camper. A skill or talent no one knows about: she can operate a forklift. A pet peeve: people on their cellphones in the checkout line. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a nurse. Her first car: an Opel Manta

Rhonda Crowther

Executive Assistant

Rhonda is married and has 2 children, and a 3.5 pound spoiled rotten Yorkshire terrier.  Rhonda loves working at Providence because she gets to help people and every day is different.  On Sunday mornings, you can usually find Rhonda in the 9:30 service.  Some other fun facts about Rhonda are…Favorite movie:  “Forrest Gump.” Best vacation:  Italy. A skill or talent no one knows about:  she can pick stuff up with her toes. A pet peeve:  tailgaters. In high school she wanted to be: a psychiatrist. Her first car:  a 1979 baby blue Mustang.

Dana McKay

Financial Administrator

Dana is married and has 2 daughters.  She loves working at Providence because of her co-workers.  On Sunday mornings, you can find Dana at her home church.  Some other fun facts about Dana are…Favorite Movie:  “Forrest Gump.” Favorite vacation:  annual family beach trip. A skill or talent no one knows about:  she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. A pet peeve:  waiting on procrastinators. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a pediatrician. Her first car:  a red Mercury Capri. Email: dmckay@provumc.com

Shirley Allen

Office Assistant

Shirley has 2 grown children and a tuxedo cat named Oreo.  She loves working at Providence because of the friendly, patient and understanding people here. On Sundays you can find Shirley greeting at the back door, in the 9:30 service, or in Friends in Christ Sunday School.  Some other fun facts about Shirley are…Favorite movie:  “Sleepless in Seattle.” Best vacation:  Hatteras Island, NC. A skill or talent  no one knows about:  she doesn’t know either, but as soon as she discovers it she will let everyone know! A pet peeve:  drivers who don’t use turn signals. Her first car:  a convertible Ford Fairlane 500.

Peggy Podolec

Office Assistant

Peggy is married with 2 grown daughters,  2 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 2 horses.  She loves everything about working at Providence.  On Sunday mornings you can normally find Peggy at the 9:30 service right here at Providence.  Some other fun facts about Peggy are…Favorite movie:  “The First Wives Club.” Best vacation:  Paris, France. A pet peeve:  muddy boots walking through her house. When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a teenager. Her first car:  a Pontiac LeMans.