Glenn Memorial UMC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers came 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.  

Alice's hobbies include hiking, fly fishing, and cycling.

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. 




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.




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.


Dr. Steven Darsey is a lifetime church musician and has been the Music Director at Glenn since 1986. Steve holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and has studied musicology with the late Peter LeHuray at Cambridge and conducting with Helmuth Rilling at Stuttgart.



BJ Copelan, Business Administrator




Mary Paris, Finance Administrator




Sara LaDew, Communications Director




Ginny Tincher, Children's Ministries Intern, Candler School of Theology




Travis Tincher, Youth Ministries Intern, Candler School of Theology




Brian Boettcher, Ministerial Intern, Candler School of Theology




Kathy Wells, Glenn After School Program Director




Carol Wilson, Summersaults Director