About Us

What We Believe

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I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


*Traditional use of this creed includes these words  “He descended into hell.”



What does it mean to be a United Methodist Church?

The United Methodist Church is a disciple-making, inclusive, connectional church founded on Wesleyan theology of grace, anchored in Scripture and based in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and the continuing movement of the Holy Spirit. For more information about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, visit: https://www.umc.org/en/what-we-believe/ask-the-umc-faqs

Our Team

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Smith


Wendy Doty

Church Administrator

Bekah Hoogerwerf

Youth Director

Jodi Atkinson

Financial Secretary

Megan Hopkins

Children’s Director
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Kim Mitchell

Director of Pittman Park Education Center

Mark Murphree

Director of Modern Music

Lisa Muldrew

Director of Traditional Music

Tina Song


Fred Wallace

Building Supervisor

Church Council

Pittman Park is governed by the Church Council. This group of nominated volunteers is joined by the church staff and meets regularly in a forum that is open to all.

2023 Church Council Members:

Church Council Chair
Chris Caplinger

Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair
(This committee oversees the church staff and pastors.)
Donna Bradley

Finance Committee Chair
(This committee administers the church budget.)
Bob Mikel

Board of Trustees Chair
(This group is responsible for the buildings and property.)
Randy Benefield and Nancy Malcom

(This person oversees transactions and financial statements.)
Kristie King

Pittman Park Education Center Chair
(This committee oversees the childcare center.)
Brittany Parham

Worship Team Leader
(This person manages alterscapes and worship service needs.)
Eileen Rice

Memorials Team Leader
Becky Avant

Mission Team Leader
(This committee manages outreach ministries.)
Mickey Martin

United Methodist Women Representative
Patricia Duggan

United Methodist Men Representative
Franklin Lamb

Adult Ministry Team Leader
Franklin Lamb

Children’s Ministry Team Leader
(This person represents the parents of Park Kids.)
Hayley Ward

Youth Ministry Team Leader
(This person represents the parents of Park Students.)
Rebecca Washington

Safe Sanctuaries Team Leader
(This person is responsible for Safe Sanctuaries compliance.)
Martha Ross

Youth Representatives
(These people represent Park Students.)
Libby Washington
Alaina Landing

Lay Leader
Tim Wall

Jonathan Smith
Megan Hopkins
Bekah Hoogerwerf
Mark Murphree
Lisa Muldrew
Kim Mitchell

Members at Large
Kathy Barnes
Martha Goodwill