Senatobia FUMC Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at SFUMC is 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 our church office to speak with them.

  • Keith Keeton, Pastor

    Keith is originally from Morton, MS. He completed his high school education at Morton High School. He then attended the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Keith received his Masters of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary and was later ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church. He has served in many roles in several churches around the state. Keith comes to Senatobia with his wife of 13 years, Emily. She is originally from Pope, MS. Emily is currently a first grade teacher at Senatobia Elementary school. They also has two little girls and a boy, Ava, Kate Rivers, and Asher.


  • Pat Ludlam, Pastor

    Pat has been a United Methodist pastor for over 40 years. Recently retired from full-time ministry, Pat serves in a part-time role within the congregation. He helps to lead in worship, provides pastoral care support, and teaches several small groups. Pat's contribution to the congregation through his wealth of experience and humble spirit is a blessing to our church.

  • Glenda Rhodes, SECRETARY TREASURER

    A native of Senatobia, Glenda has served as Office Manager since 1979. She is married to Butch Rhodes. Her hobbies are quilting, sewing, gardening and horseback riding. 

     

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  • Emily Walker

    Children's ministries

    Emily has been serving the children of FUMC Senatobia for over a decade.  She has been a member of the Senatobia community for 23 years.  Emily also serves as an educator for Senatobia Elementary School. She has been happily married to Alan Walker for 16 years; they have two precious children - Emma Grace, 11; and Paxton, 7.  Emily has a heart for children, and a deep desire to bring the love of Christ to the children of our community as well as those around the world.  Emily believes in our children, the future of our faith, and our ability as a body of believers to help all children develop a deep and lasting relationship with their Lord and Savior.

  • Zack Smith

    Youth Ministry

    Zack Smith is a 24 year old senior at the University of Mississippi, where he currently studies English, Religion, and Business. After he graduates, he plans to pursue a Master's of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary to become an ordained minister. His hobbies include hiking, biking, watching Marvel movies, and listening to audiobooks. He will be joining us after three and a half years at Iuka United Methodist as the Youth Minister and two years at the Northeast Mississippi Community College Wesley Foundation as worship team leader.  His favorite bible passage is Psalms 23 and his favorite book of the bible is The Gospel According to Mark.  He is married to his wife Tori, and they have a daughter Sophia. 



  • Mary Ann Walker
    Director of Music

    Mary Ann has been the Chancel Choir and music director since 1999 and a member of the Chancel Choir prior to that since 1970. Also a public accountant, she graduated from Delta State College with a degree in accounting.

     

    With a love for singing, she has been a member of high school and college choirs and the community choir, United Voices of Praise, and the singing group, MsSippi. She was the children’s and youth choir director before becoming the Chancel Choir director.

     

    She is married to Elwin Walker, a retired school administrator. They have three children and five grandchildren. Besides spending time with her family, her hobbies are reading, gardening and listening to music. She and Elwin enjoy taking trips to the mountains in Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama.

     

    She feels blessed to be the choir director and be allowed to choose and lead music that exalts and praises God.

     

  • Kathryn Gabbert

    Organist

    Mrs. Gabbert has been playing the organ at SFUMC since the 1950s. Her musical talent and dedication have been a blessing to the congregation. 

  • Brenda Johnson

    Mrs. Brenda is an institution in our nursery. Her faithful service has enhanced the lives of all of our babies here at SFUMC. We are thankful for her contributions and know that you will love her too.

  • Janice Knox

    Just like Mrs. Brenda, Mrs. Knox has served in our nursery for years. Her love of children and dedication has been a blessing to our littlest ones. We hope you will get to know her as well as you trust your babies and toddlers to her care.

  • Amy Johnson

    Amy is our newest addition to our nursery staff. She works faithfully alongside our other ladies and volunteers and does a great job.

A Part of the United Methodist Church

At SFUMC, we are part of a connectional church. Part of our service to the community and the world goes through our connectional nature and giving. If you'd like to find out more about the Mississippi Annual Conference, the Southeaster Jurisdiction, and the United Methodist Church, please click on the links above.