Our Staff

Rev. Brent Ward

Senior Pastor

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 

Madison Busbee

K-5th Children’s Ministry Director

Madison is excited about working with K-5th children! 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 Email: mbusbee@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 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 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

Tammy Harris

Bookkeeper

Tammy has 5 grown children and 7 wonderful grandsons. Although she is new to Providence, she has felt like family and really loves the people here. Some other fun facts about Tammy…Favorite movie: “Beauty and the Beast.” Best vacation: anywhere with family. Pet peeve: people not cleaning up after themselves. When she was 10 years old, she wanted to be: a nurse. Her first car: a Nissan Sentra. Email tharris@provumc.com