Staff & Leaders

Our pastors and staff at Springfield First United Methodist Church.

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Rev. JERRY WALLACE

  Jerry Wallace began as the Senior Pastor of Springfield First UMC in summer 2016, coming from Gallatin First United Methodist Church where he was the lead pastor. Jerry was born in Crossville, TN and graduated from Cumberland County High School in 1985. Jerry is licensed as a Local Pastor, and has been ordained as a Deacon…

REV. DR. JASON WILKERSON

As a native of Springfield, my roots run deep in this community. I graduated from Springfield High School in 1991, and then attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for four years where I majored in Biology. In 1999, I completed my education earning the Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry…

ELAINE HALEY

I was born in Lebanon, TN and raised in Lafayette, TN. I am a graduate of Macon County HS, Belmont University, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the latter with degrees in Church Music and Christian Education. I am married to Steve, a native of Guthrie, KY, who is a Retail Coordinator for P.L. Marketing, affiliated with Kroger. We…

SHANE SHOEMAKER

Born and raised in a northeast Tennessee small town, I have never lived anywhere other than in our great state. I grew up in a musical family anchored by parents who knew the values of hard work, faith, and stability. We sang and played at our home church […]

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Jenny Wilkerson

I grew up my entire life in the wonderful community of Springfield, TN. I am a 1991 graduate of Springfield High and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 1996, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology followed in 1997 by a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from The University of…

CINDY KNIGHT

I was born in Corydon, Indiana and grew up on a large dairy farm where I lived with my grandparents. I moved to Tennessee in 1976 and graduated from Greenbrier High School in 1977. I attended Nashville College of Medical Careers in 1987 and graduated on the Dean’s list. I married Bailey Knight in 1979…

STACY CAUSEY

Prior to joining SFUMC, Stacy was employed at the Springfield Middle School. She is married to Dr. Chris Causey, who works for Robertson County Schools in the Central Office and they, along with their children Madison and Jackson, are all very involved in the life of our church. It’s only fair to share…

GAYLA RIDDELL

I was born in Logan County, Kentucky and grew up on a farm in Dot, Kentucky close to Adairville. We moved to Springfield in 1970 and I graduated from Springfield High School in 1972. I married Mike Riddell in 1987 and we have 2 sons, Zachary and Quinton. Previously, I worked here at the First…

JAMIE HARRIS

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