MULBERRY STAFF & LEADERSHIP

The staff and leadership here at Mulberry are comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office to speak with them.

  • Matt Woodbery  

    Senior Pastor  

    The Rev. Dr. Jerry Maddox Woodbery, Jr. (Matt) is the son of the late Rev. Jerry M. Woodbery of Bainbridge, Georgia, and Martha Wells of Statesboro, Georgia. Matt Woodbery graduated from Kubasaki High School, Okinawa, Japan; Oxford College of Emory University; Emory College; and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. He is a member in full connection and an ordained elder of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1987.

     

    After graduation from seminary in 1985, Matt served as Associate Minister at First United Methodist Church, Americus, Georgia. In 1988, he received a U.S. Army commission as an Army chaplain. Chaplain (Colonel) Woodbery (Retired) served on active duty in numerous assignments until his retirement in 2017 after nearly 30 years of service.

     

    Dr. Woodbery is married to the former Carol English of Cochran, Georgia. Their daughter Callahan lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Jeff Cook

    Associate Pastor  

    Jeff grew up in Montrose, Georgia and graduated from West Laurens High School in Dublin. He attended college at Armstrong State University in Savannah where he earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He met his wife Sandra and began to feel the call into ministry as part of the Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry in Savannah. After working as a physical therapist for a few years, he answered the call to pursue ordained ministry. Jeff graduated from the Candler School of Theology in 2010, was ordained as an elder in 2012, and has served as the pastor of Montrose, Tennille and Christ (Albany) United Methodist Churches before moving to Mulberry in 2017 as Associate Pastor. Jeff and Sandra have two daughters, Kinley and Audrey.

  • beth smith

    wedding director  


  • betsy abbott

    director of hospitality  

    Betsy grew up in Hancock County GA. After moving around for her husband to finish his college degrees, the couple settled in Jones County for thirty odd years. They now live at Lake Sinclair with their third son, Lewis. They are also the proud parents of Jay and Chris. Betsy has been on staff at Mulberry since 2007.

  • bruce bishop

    church administrator  

    Bruce grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. At Mars Hill College, not only did he receive a Bachelors in Music, but he also met his lovely wife Cam. He later went on to get his Master degree in Music from the University of Illinois. While Bruce might think he's an uninteresting person, we think otherwise and have been blessed by his presence ever since he joined us in 1985.

  • clifton carswell

    church custodian


  • doris andrews

    church cook & custodian


  • karen carter

    connections director  


  • linda parker

    admin./ membership secretary  

    Linda grew up in Macon, GA. She and her husband, Gary now reside in Juliette, GA. She has been gladly serving the Lord at Mulberry Street UMC for almost 22 years and greatly enjoys her work.

  • Michael washington


  • Tom Granum

    Director of Music 

    Tom grew up in Warner Robins and has received three degrees from the University of Georgia.  He served for 30 years as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Georgia.  He came to Mulberry following six years at First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  His wife Doris is a native of Americus, has a master’s and doctoral degrees in music education from UGA, and is a retired elementary school music teacher.

  • Laura Dannenberg

    financial secretary  



  • TREVOR WARD

    YOUTH PASTOR & newroom worship leader  

    Trevor was born in Macon, and spent most of his childhood growing up in Gray, GA. He began developing an interest in music during middle school, and started participating in the music ministry all around middle Georgia. He later went on to graduate from Georgia College & State University with a degree in Communication Studies. After college Trevor moved to Athens, GA where he served at The UGA Wesley Foundation serving on their Worship Team Staff. Trevor started working at Mulberry as one of the Worship Leaders for the NEWROOM service, and has also taken on the role as the Youth Director. Trevor is very excited to see how God builds these ministries, and loves every opportunity and challenge God puts in front of him.

  • Tshanghi corey

    director of CHILDREN'S center  



  • Tyler giles

    newroom worship leader