Glenn Memorial UMC
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Our Staff

Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers, Senior Pastor


Rev. Dr. P. Alice Rogers comes to Glenn Memorial following eleven years on faculty at The Candler School of Theology of Emory University where she served as Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology and Director of the Contextual Education and Teaching Parish Programs. Her commitment to both the church and the academy led her to explore more deeply into the part contextual education plays in theological formation and enabled her to work closely with students preparing for ministry. Her publications include: Equipping the Saints: Best Practices in Contextual Theological Education (Pilgrim Press, 2010) and Contextualizing Theological Education (Pilgrim Press, 2008).

Prior to her appointment at Candler, Alice served congregations in the North Georgia Conference for seventeen years including East Point First UMC, Comer UMC, Jackson UMC and Aldersgate UMC. Active in the North Georgia Conference, Alice has been elected to the last four Jurisdictional and General Conferences of the United Methodist Church.  Alice was reared in Conyers, Georgia where her family attended Conyers First UMC and are still "tenters" at Salem Campmeeting in Newton County, Georgia. Both of these faith communities were critical in Alice's formation for ordained ministry. Alice received her Bachelor of Arts from Converse College in 1983, with honors in English and Religion, her Master of Divinity from Duke University in 1986 and her Doctor of Ministry from Emory University in 1998 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.  

Her hobbies include hiking, fly fishing, and cycling. 


Susan Pinson Rev. Susan Pinson,
Minister for Children and Older Adults

Rev. Susan Moore Pinson began serving at Glenn Memorial in 2008, after completing a Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School and a Master of Social Work in gerontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She was ordained a Deacon in Full Connection in 2011. Susan and her husband, Mathew, are both "PKs" - preacher's kids - who grew up in the North Georgia Conference and met while attending Reinhardt College.  She has authored a publication in the Journal of Christianity and Social Work: "Aging Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Role of Christian Social Workers and the Church." 
Susan leads ministries with children, older adults, and Education ministries.

Blair Setnor Rev.Blair Setnor, Minister of Youth and Community Outreach

Rev. Blair Bosta Setnor began serving at Glenn Memorial as a youth director during her studies at Candler School of Theology of Emory University.  She completed her Master of Divinity in 2010 and was commissioned a Deacon in 2013.  Blair grew up in Kentucky and Indiana and attended the University of Evansville as a competitive collegiate swimmer, where she met her husband, Shane.  Blair, Shane, and their three pups (Dingo, Dawson and Kellen) enjoy traveling to visit friends and family. 

Blair leads ministries with youth and Hospitality ministries.

Josh Amerson Rev. Josh Amerson, Associate Pastor

Rev. Josh Amerson began serving at Glenn Memorial as a youth director in 2007 during his studies at Candler School of Theology of Emory University.  He completed his Master of Divinity in 2010 and was commissioned as an Elder in 2013.  Josh grew up in Atlanta and is a graduate of the Paideia School and the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Lindsey, have lived in Portland, OR and Houston, TX and now enjoy being back in Atlanta with their children, Luke and Caroline.
Josh leads The Gathering @ 5:05 worship service and Service/Mission ministries. 

Joseph McBrayer Rev. Joseph McBrayer, Campus Minister and Emory Wesley Fellowship Director

Significant others: My awesome wife Frances who works in Refugee Resettlement with Catholic Charities.

How I relax and have fun: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, soccer, playing guitar, playing Wii,and people watching.

Favorite Music: Rock of many flavors including, but not limited to: acoustic, indie, and classic. Also folksy music, gospel, and a little rap/r&b and country.

Favorite food or restaurant: Asian food of many kinds...but not spicy.

Biblical character I identify most with: Probably Joseph, but that is kind of a cop out right? But really, the story of Joseph and the multi-colored coat is one that I do identify with for various reasons beyond the fact that that's why my name is Joseph--it is my mom's favorite story.

Ideal vacation: Pretty much anywhere that Frances and I get to go for fun, but especially a place with mountains and trees.

The (un)usual stuff: I have a BS in Forestry from Auburn University and I like outdoor activities, bike riding, Macintosh computers, technology in general, asking questions, and learning things. I am a graduate of Candler School of Theology, seeking ordination in the North Georgia Conference, and feel called to be a United Methodist Campus Minister.

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Sara LaDewSara LaDew, Administrative Assistant to the Pastors

How I relax and have fun: I enjoy being outside, whether that’s going on a hike, listening to a concert in Piedmont park, or exploring local farmers markets and antique shops.

Musical Tastes: I grew up listening to the likes of Van Morrison, James Taylor, and the Eagles. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music, but those guys remain as some of my all time favorites.
Favorite food: Being originally from New Orleans, most food up here just can’t compare. But in Atlanta, one of my favorite spots is Mary Macs Tearoom.  The sweet tea and cinnamon rolls are classic comfort foods.

Biblical character with whom I most identify: The Book of Ruth has always been a favorite of mine. I love the way in which both Ruth and Naomi manage to evolve so much as characters in the span of 5 short chapters. The cycles of emptiness and fullness that they gracefully endure together reminds me that relationships rooted in faith have some of the strongest and most formative bonds. 
What I like most about Glenn: I am yet another graduate of Candler School of Theology! So I enjoy seeing the ways in which Glenn and Candler strive to maintain and grow their unique partnership. 

Mary Paris, Finance Administrative Assistant

Significant others: Husband Jeff and son Jason

How I relax and have fun: Read, Jazzercise, eat

Favorite Music:

Favorite food or restaurant: Italian   

Ideal vacation: Anywhere on the beach

What I like best about Glenn: The people


Steven DarseyDr. Steven Darsey, Director of Music

Please click here to review Steven Darsey's biography and for more information on the Music Staff.

Timothy AlbrechtTimothy Albrecht, Professor of Music
and University Organist at Emory;
Organist Laureate at Glenn Memorial

Significant others: Wife: Tamara   Daughter: Esther

How I relax and have fun:
  I read, listen to opera, play the organ, visit art museums, and watch the Atlanta Braves.
Favorite music: Scotch on the rocks (I am Lutheran)

Favorite food or restaurant: Sadly, I have been reduced to eating mostly chicken and fish.

Biblical character I identify most with:  St. Paul at his trial before the Roman governor Festus and King Agrippa (Acts 25 and 26).

Ideal vacation:
Family reunions
What I like best about Glenn:  Being surrounded by people who want to worship Christ via an order of service that includes classical music rendered in a fine acoustic, prepared with care and offered honestly in an attempt to give the Lord the best one can.

Kathy Wells

Kathy Wells, Director of After School Program

Significant Others: I have lived with my family in the Emory area for over 25 years.
When I want to relax and have fun I read English mysteries, cook for friends - preferably at the beach!
Favorite music: pop, soft rock, bluegrass, old spirituals
Favorite food or restaurant: I love to cook. Favorites are Mexican and Japanese foods.
The biblical character I identify most with is: Ruth. She overcame hardships and became a loyal hard worker.
Ideal Vacation: St. George's Island, FL or Cotswolds of England.
What I like best about Glenn: The community of families, and I love teaching children.

Philip KuntzPhilip Kuntz, Ministry Intern

How I relax and have fun: I play tennis and watch Netflix!
Musical Tastes: Most kinds. I have a strange affinity for 80's pop, though.
Favorite food: Ethnic food, pretty much any kind
Biblical character with whom I most identify: Hmmmmmm... the disciple, Philip, naturally.
Ideal vacation: The beach!
What I like most about Glenn: The people. I've felt at home ever since I started at Glenn last August.
The usual stuff: I was born and raised in Dunwoody, GA, about thirty minutes away from Glenn. I graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South, where I received a BA in Religion. I am a student at the Candler School of Theology, seeking an Master of Divinity degree and ordination as an Elder.

Lauren KellyLauren Kelly Nichols,  Ministry Intern 

Significant others:  Barrett Nichols, husband
How I relax and have fun: I love hiking, running, camping, singing, napping, and hanging out with the people I love.
Musical Tastes: Pretty much anything except for country and rap. I really like folkish music!
Favorite food: Indian Food
Biblical character with whom I most identify: Tough one! I probably identify most with Peter when he goes and walks out on the water with Jesus and as soon as he becomes afraid he starts to sink. So often when I take my eyes of the Lord I feel like I'm drowning.
Ideal vacation: a get-a-way to the mountains
What I like most about Glenn: I love the energy at Friday Night skate and youth ministry! I also have really enjoyed getting to know the wonderful staff at Glenn.
The usual stuff: I'm from Houston, TX! I graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Religion. I am a student at the Candler School of Theology, seeking an Master of Divinity degree.