Glenn Memorial UMC
Monday, March 02, 2015
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, Director of Music

Steve 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


Betty Jo has worked at Glenn for over 13 years and values the deep relationships she has formed with this congregation. She most likely has the answer to any question you may have about Glenn! Betty Jo lives south of Atlanta and enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her beloved dogs and cats.




Mary Paris, Finance Administrator


Mary has been at Glenn for over 5 years and is the only person of staff that enjoys crunching numbers. She also is an excellent baker and regularly stocks the office with treats. Mary lives northwest of Atlanta with her husband, Jeff, and son, Jason.




Sara LaDew Logeman, Communications Director


Sara began working for Glenn 3 years ago after she graduated with a Masters of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology. She loves thinking of new and fresh ways that the church can become a more effective communicator. Sara is married to Dave, the Assistant Director of Admissions at Candler. Sara enjoys cooking, Dave enjoys eating, and they both loathe dish washing.




Ginny Tincher is a third-year Master of Divinity student seeking ordination as a deacon in the UMC. She was born and raised in East Texas and attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate education. Ginny is married to youth intern, Travis Tincher. She loves libraries, dancing, and Mexican food (though probably not all at the same time). Ginny serves as Glenn's Family Ministries Intern and leads SPARK and the Wednesday Women's Group.



Travis Tincher is a second-year Master of Theological Studies student. He is currently exploring further academic or non-profit work for his post-graduation future. Travis grew up in East Texas and received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Texas A&M. Travis is married to family ministries intern, Ginny Tincher. He enjoys running, reading, cooking/eating, and music.




Brian Boettcher is a third-year Master of Divinity student seeking ordination as an Elder in the UMC. He grew up in South Eastern Virginia and earned his B.A. in Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. Brian enjoys bowling and going to the movies. Brian serves as a ministerial intern and leads the “We Make the Road By Walking” book study on Wednesday Nights.


David McWilliams is a second-year Master of Divinity student seeking ordination as an Elder in the UMC. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, David went south to Oklahoma Christian University to run cross country and track and continues to be an avid runner. David boasts that there are only two things that he doesn’t eat/drink: dark chocolate and coffee. David is very excited to begin his Contextual Education experience at Glenn this year.  


Andrea Leverault is a first-year Master of Divinity student with hopes of pursuing a career with young adults either in youth or college ministry. She is from Orlando, Florida and attended Oxford and Emory University for her undergraduate career (Go Eagles!). She loves sports, being outdoors, and her family. Andrea serves as Glenn's Youth Ministries Intern. 




Kathy Wells, Glenn After School Program Director




Carol Wilson, Summer Camp Director