Sara Webb Phillips was born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. She earned her bachelors degree fromThe University of Tennessee-Martin andlater earned her Master of Divinity from Emory University. Sara is married to the Rev. Dr. Ed Phillips, who teaches at Candler School of Theology. They have three daughters: Meredith (with grandbaby Sara Ann Marie), Karen and Emily.Sara has published several books (and co-authored with Ed), served as editor of a preaching journal and has been active on many levels of leadership in The United MethodistChurch. A few of Sara's hobbies include cheering on her favorite college basketball and football teams (Duke, TN Vols, Notre Dame and now Georgia teams), music, movies, reading, gardening and traveling. She feels very blessed in life!
Aaron Carter-Ényì (PhD, CAGO) teaches music theory, class piano, and music appreciation in the Morehouse College Music Department. While attending Methodist-affiliated Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, Aaron accompanied the choir of the Congregational Church of Austin. After five years as a church choir accompanist, Aaron discerned a call to ministry and church leadership, becoming the director of music ministries at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Antonio. During this ministry, Aaron focused on expanding skills in sacred music, completing a Master's in Choral Conducting and Colleague Certification from the American Guild of Organists. He was granted a 2012 Fulbright grant to research Nigerian sacred music which culminated in his PhD dissertation from Ohio State University.
Kay Charles is a graduate of Salem State University with a degree in Political Science. Kay is the mother of 7 year old Autumn and has been married to her college sweetheart for over 13 years. A few of Kay's hobbies include baking, reading and volunteering at her daughter's school and spending quiet time with her family.
Doug is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a degree in Physics. He worked for AT&T for 27 years. He comes with many years of volunteer experience from Midway UMC. He has felt a call toward this ministry and is delighted to serve among us. His wife works as the Director of Children's Ministries at Midway.
Minister of Care & Education
Brent comes to us from West Virginia where he served as a hospital chaplain, having done accredited Clinical Pastoral Education. He served in a public trauma hospital and in a private mental health hospital concurrently. Prior to this he worked as a licensed social worker for four years, dealing with parent training, supervision of specialized foster care parents and visits between foster children and the biological parents, in home preservation programs designed to prevent the need for removal of children into state custody, developing and implementing behavior modification plans, intervention option-in plans, and giving testimony in court when court related to children in his care. He also served as a parish minster of small rural and town churches and as a youth pastor for a total of ten years. He is an ordained American Baptist minister holding a master of divinity degree earned in Philadelphia at Eastern Baptist theological seminary. He considers that his primary God given spiritual gift is the gift of encouragement.
Children's Miinistry Coordinator
Linda Caudill is married to Doug Caudill, Director of Youth Ministries and has 3 adult children and 1 beautiful granddaughter. She has served with Midway UMC in Alpharetta, Georgia for 23 years as the Director of Children’s Ministries and retired from Midway in September. She grew up in a christian family, strongly engaged in the life of the church and considers it her privilege to serve with the children and share with them the love of Jesus…their Forever Friend!