Nashville UMC Staff

Our team on staff at NUMC

Mary Cartwright

Rev. Mary Wilder Cartwright has been pastor of Nashville United Methodist Church since July 2013.  She is passionate about helping the church “leave the building” — leading people to experience God’s presence in worship and take God’s presence out into the world. Called into ministry with the conviction that God equips us to that which God calls us, Pastor Mary is passionate about helping people hear the voice of God in their lives and encouraging them to respond.  “Come and see” is Jesus’ invitation to us (John 1:39), and the next thing you know we’re following where Jesus leads!


Paula Mitchell

Church Secretary

Tammera Lane

Director of Music

David Phelps

David has been the youth minister at Nashville UMC since the spring of 2014. He is from Brown County and has a passion for helping the youth of the area through challenging their comfort zones and how they operate in the world around them. He obtained his Masters in Religion - Family and Education in 2013. The focus of the youth program is a relational ministry that teaches through intentional fellowship, local outreach, and topical lessons.

Director of Youth Ministry

Amanda Middleton

Director of Children's Ministry

Judith Zimmerman

Bell Choir Director

Judith Lawless

"Miss Judith," as the children call her, has been the NUMC Nursery Coordinator and Sunday School and Children's Church instructor since 2003.  She has been a lifelong teacher, from preschool through college level, folklorist for Indiana State Parks, a museum director, assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Evansville, and most recently, 12 years as Education Director of Parent's Day Out daycare.  She holds a BA and MA from Arizona State University and ABD in the doctoral program at IU. Miss Judith brings her varied experience and her love of children and teaching to our children's miistry.  She combines Bible stories, videos, crafts and supervised play in a safe and enjoyable learning centers to teach of God's love and his role in their lives.

Nursery Coordinator

Tom Back