Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Brent Ward

Senior Pastor

Brent is married to Laurie, and they have a nephew, Hunter, whom they raised, who graduated with a Master’s in Accounting from UGA and now works for Deloitte.  Laurie imports antiques from England and France, and they have a dog they love—Mae.  Brent loves serving at Providence, and he looks forward to leading the church to its next phase of possibility.  Some fun facts about Brent…..Favorite Movie, “Field of Dreams.” Most memorable vacation: South of France. A pet peeve: people who have a lot of pet peeves. When he was 10 years old he wanted to be: a doctor. His first car—Chevy Chevelle.
Email: bward@provumc.com 

Leslie Lunsford

Adult & Connection Ministry Director

Leslie has two grown children, the sweetest baby granddaughter, 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 greeting 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. Email: llunsford@provumc.com 

Amy Lowe

K-5th Children’s Ministry Director

Amy went to Fayette County High School and First Baptist Church of Riverdale, where her father was Senior Pastor. She has a wonderful, creative daughter who is in elementary school and one dog. She loves working at PUMC because she gets to combine her passion of teaching, drama, and event planning while fostering activities for families to enjoy. You can find Amy on Sunday mornings in the Children’s Building leading the children in games, crafts, Bible stories, and songs. She is excited to start, “The Providence Players,” a drama troupe for K-6th children. Some other fun facts about Amy…Amy has worked at Disney. Best Vacation: Time with her daughter. Pet Peeve: loud chewing. Favorite movie: “Stranger than Fiction.” When she was 10 she wanted to be: an actress. Her first car: Oldsmobile Cutlass. Email: alowe@provumc.com

Tracy Williamson
Preschool Ministry Director

Tracy has 2 grown sons, a sweet daughter-in-law and an adorable grandson.  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. Email: twilliamson@provumc.com

Linda Ellis

Praise Band Leader & Pianist

Linda loves working at Providence because it doesn’t feel like work!  On Sunday mornings you can find Linda at the piano accompanying the choir and playing with the praise band.  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. Email: linda3boys@bellsouth.net

Jennifer Stadelmeyer

Worship & Adult Choir Director

Jennifer is married to Bill and has three beautiful children and three rambunctious cocker spaniels, Bama, Cane, and Candy. On Sunday mornings you can find her directing the music at the traditional worship service. Some other fun facts about Jennifer are…Favorite movie: “Hamilton.” Best Vacation: Disney World (She is a huge Disney fan). Hidden talent: Planning Disney trips for friends and families. A pet peeve: when the University of Alabama loses a football game…thank goodness it is not often! When she was 10 years old she wanted to be: a singer. Her first car: a red Hyundai. Email:jstadelmeyer@provumc.com 

Leslie Carson

Business Manager

Leslie is married to Jeff and has 3 grown children and five 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